August 4, 2023
WIC program names new director for Mobile County
MOBILE, Ala. — The Mobile County Health Department has announced that Monique McMillan has been named as the new District Nutrition Director for the Women, Infants, and Children (WIC) supplemental nutrition program for Mobile County. She is a native of Mobile and a graduate of Baker High School.
“My passion for women’s health has led me to WIC,” McMillan said. “Although new to the WIC program, serving the community that I grew up in drives my ambition to maintain and improve access of the program for our community and participants. I am honored to serve as the new District Nutrition Director for MCHD’s WIC program.”
She earned her Bachelor of Science in Biology (PreHealth) degree from Tuskegee University in 2018. While there, she assisted in prostate and lupus research with Dr. Honghe Wang and Dr. Marcia Martinez.
McMillan received a master’s degree in Family and Consumer Sciences, with a concentration in Nutrition, from Alabama A&M University in 2020. She then completed her dietetic internship at Vanderbilt University Medical Center in 2021, which consisted of 1,286 supervised practice hours and 26 rotations.
“I completed two concentrated rotations of entry-level practice with Vanderbilt’s weight loss clinic and VUMC’s heart transplant team,” she said. “There, I was able to learn new weight loss treatments and better understand transplant nutrition.
“I also worked as a clinical dietitian at Ascension St. Thomas in Nashville, Huntsville Hospital, and USA Children’s and Women’s Hospital. My areas of experience include inpatient rehab, cardiology, Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, and High-risk Obstetrics. I have a vested interest in women’s health, maternal health, cardiology, and weight management.”
MCHD’s Bureau of Community and Nutrition Services manages the local WIC program. A monthly average of 10,546 participants received WIC food instruments during the Fiscal Year 2022.
“Ms. McMillan brings a wealth of knowledge, experience, and enthusiasm to our team,” said Dr. Stephanie Woods-Crawford, Executive Director for Prevention & Wellness which includes the Bureau of Community and Nutrition Services. “We welcome her to our MCHD family.”
To qualify for WIC, a person must meet income guidelines, be a resident of Alabama, and have been seen by a health professional at the WIC clinic. For more information, visit https://mchd.org/wic or call 251-690-8829.
Additional information on WIC is available from the MCHD smartphone application. Search “My MCHD Health Check” or visit the following link to download the app — https://apps.myocv.com/share/a65536603.