Today, the Sixty and Better Board of Directors and Staff are proud to announce our new CEO, Monique Barber, MPH, MBA, who brings more than 15 years of experience in public health to Sixty and Better, including community health partnerships and community engagement, implementation of evidence-based programs, nonprofit organization and management, and program management. She replaces Jerome H. Mosman, who served as CEO since 2009 and retired earlier this year.
“Sixty and Better serves more than 5,000 of Tarrant County’s older adults annually, and feeds close to 1,000 on a daily basis. We’re thrilled to have Monique lead Sixty and Better in our vision of ending older adult isolation while advocating for healthy aging in North Texas,” Board of Directors President Keith Carney said.
“The Board has great confidence in Monique’s capacity to strategically guide our organization forward, building on Sixty and Better’s five decades of work empowering older adults to live with purpose, independence, and dignity,” he added.
Previously a Sixty and Better board member, Monique chaired the Long-Range Planning Committee and the Golden Anniversary Gala’s Silent Auction Subcommittee.
“Monique is passionate about advocating for the needs of older adults and facilitating ways to recognize their contributions to society and to their local communities,” Board Vice President and Executive Search Committee Chair Karen Ostrander said.
“We’re fortunate to have such a committed leader steering Sixty and Better. Having first served as a volunteer with our organization, then as a board member, and now as CEO, Monique knows Sixty and Better very well,” Karen said.
Monique has a Master of Public Health from The University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston School of Public Health and a Master of Business Administration from Texas Woman’s University. She is also Lean Six Sigma certified.
Recently, Monique completed the Geriatric Practice Leadership Institute, a collaboration between UNT Health Science Center, TCU Business School, United Way Area Agency on Aging, and JPS Health Network Collaborative designed to provide training for leaders to meet the challenges of an aging population and emerging healthcare environments.
“As we enter our 51st year of operations, I am honored and humbled to serve Tarrant County’s older adults,” Monique said. “Jerry’s leadership has made Sixty and Better the great organization it is today and I look forward to working with our incredibly dedicated Board of Directors and extremely committed Sixty and Better team. As an agency, we strive to be innovative in our efforts to provide the services and programs needed by our community. Our strong partnerships and high participant engagement enable us to build upon the accomplishments and progress of the organization.”
Members of the Executive Search Committee—all board members—include chair Karen Ostrander, President Keith Carney, Immediate Past President Carla Phillips, Marilyn Ackmann, Ossana Hermosillo, Holly Raeder, Ann Salyer-Caldwell, and Joseph D. Taylor. Helping to ensure a smooth and efficient transition, Chief Operations Officer Marcus Rockwell served as interim CEO during the executive hiring process.