Monique Sullivan James

Operations Director

Monique provides fiscal management for CRS including budget planning, reporting and ensuring that all community based partners have effective fiscal management. Monique leads the coordination and management of all subawards, non-profit and consultant contracts, financial tracking and reporting to all funders. Monique also provides project-related support for a wide range of projects addressing economic development, workforce development, urban planning and sustainability.

Previously, Monique was Associate Director of Operations at the UB Regional Institute (UBRI) where she provided fiscal management and project-related support for East Side Avenues and other major community-based programs.

Prior to joining UBRI, Monique was with the Buffalo, NY office of the Local Initiatives Support Corporation (LISC), a national community development finance intermediary. While at LISC, she wrote and managed over $6.7 million in the form of planning and operating grants, project investment and consultant contracts. Monique has held several positions in private and public sectors including the City of Buffalo, KeyBank and Kensington-Bailey Neighborhood Housing Services, Inc. gaining valuable experience in accounting and finance, customer relations, and community engagement and organizing.

She brings with her over 20 years of industry-related experience working with non-profit organizations, financial institutions, philanthropic organizations, foundations, and government funders.

Monique holds a Bachelor of Science Degree in Business Administration from the State University of New York at Buffalo.