Community Development Advocate
BioMonique Elwood Brown has had a passion for creating healthy places and supporting equitable community development for almost 20 years. Monique serves as the Founder/Principal Consultant of Well Placed, LLC, where she works with health-based organizations and Community Development corporations (CDCs) to bridge the connection between health equity and the built environment. She is currently pursuing a Master of Sustainable Real Estate Development from the Tulane School of Architecture.
Previously, Monique was the Program Manager of the Healthy Neighborhoods Project at Tulane University School of Public Health and Tropical Medicine where she managed research focused on the impact neighborhood conditions, specifically property blight, have on the health and well-being of residents throughout 23 neighborhoods in New Orleans. In 2018, Monique was named a member of the 2nd cohort of the Health Leaders Network, an initiative of the Urban Land Institute’s (ULI) Building Healthy Places Initiative.
In 2020, Monique was named an Atlantic Fellow for Health Equity where her fellowship focus was to co-create a sustainability plan with the community to address property blight, mitigate gentrification and displacement, and support placemaking throughout New Orleans. In 2021, Monique received the Randall Lewis Scholarship to serve on ULI Placemaking Council. Monique is a graduate of Dillard University and resides in the New Orleans Gentilly neighborhood with her husband and three children.