VICE CHAIRMAN MONICA
Vice Chair Monica David was raised in Bradenton, Florida, where she graduated from Manatee High School. She attended Eastern Kentucky University and graduated with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Corrections and then received her Master of Arts Degree in Criminal Justice from the University of South Florida.
Ms. David began her criminal justice career working for the Department of Corrections as a Correctional Officer in a work release center. While at the center she was promoted to the position of Institutional Vocational Counselor. As Institutional Vocational Counselor she was responsible for inmate employment in the community. Commissioner David started her work in Probation and Parole as a Correctional Probation Officer where she served as a field officer for over seven years before being promoted to a Correctional Probation Supervisor. Commissioner David also worked as a Correctional Programs Administrator where she was responsible for specialized cases including post release, community control, conditional release, parole, drug offender probation, sex offenders, sexual predators, and high risk/high profile cases.
In 1994, with the creation of the new Department of Juvenile Justice, Commissioner David received juvenile corrections experience by working with juvenile detention and home detention programs. She was subsequently promoted to provide specialized technical assistance to juvenile commitment programs and their staff.
Commissioner David left the Department of Juvenile Justice when she was appointed the Victim Services Release Administrator for the Florida Parole Commission. On October 2, 2000, the Governor and Cabinet appointed Commissioner David to a 6-year term as a Florida Parole Commissioner where she has served as the Commission Chair, Vice-Chair, and Secretary. On May 31, 2006, the Governor and Cabinet appointed Commissioner David to a second six-year term to begin July 1, 2006.
Commissioner David has received extensive training in the criminal justice field which includes Correctional Officer and Correctional Probation Officer certifications. She is also a Florida Department of Law Enforcement (FDLE) certified instructor. She is a member of the Florida Council on Crime and Delinquency (FCCD) where she was awarded the “Distinguished Service Award” in the area of criminal justice. In August 2002, while serving as President of the local chapter of FCCD, she received the “Chapter Effectiveness” Award in recognition of her exemplary leadership. She has served on the State Board as Secretary and Treasurer.
Ms. David’s other professional affiliations include the Association of Paroling Authorities, Florida Sheriff's Association, and the Florida Police Chiefs Association. She was appointed to serve on Governor Bush’s Ex-offender Task force and served as a representative of the Association of International Paroling Authorities in the Congress of the American Correctional Association as a Commissioner for Accreditation for a four year term ending August 2008. She currently serves as a member of the Criminal Justice Advisory Board for Keiser College.