Sunshine Monastrial has lived experience that gives her insight into Arcora Foundation’s equity-focused mission. She came to the United States as an immigrant, an experience that showed her the importance of access to opportunities in determining a person’s full potential. She has dedicated her career to work that aligns with her personal commitment to social justice and health equity. As Arcora’s vice president, Sunshine partners with senior leadership to drive progress across the various prevention and access initiatives outlined in our strategic plan.
For the last 13 years, Sunshine has worked as a public health professional with progressively more senior leadership roles at community health centers. Before joining Arcora, she was the chief of staff and vice president of strategic initiatives at International Community Health Services (ICHS)—a Federally Qualified Health Center in Washington state’s Puget Sound region. Prior to her work at ICHS, Sunshine managed and monitored progress of over 20 grant- and contract-funded programs as planner for La Clínica de La Raza in Oakland, California.
Sunshine holds a Master of Public Health degree in health policy and management from the University of California, Berkeley. She earned a Bachelor of Science in public health and a Bachelor of Arts in international studies from the University of Washington. In her free time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, cooking and trying new recipes at home, and discovering new restaurants. She and her husband became parents during the pandemic. They look forward to sharing their love of travel with their daughter.