Dr. Monteic A. Sizer
Dr. Monteic A. Sizer is the President and Chief Executive Officer of the Judah Lion Group. Dr. Sizer is also the principal of Strategies International.
Currently, Dr. Sizer has agreed to serve as the Executive Director of the Northeast Delta Human Services Authority.
The Northeast Delta HSA is a large human services agency with a multi-million dollar annual budget. Dr. Sizer is responsible for the operation of eight community-based clinics that seek to improve the quality of life of those who suffer from major mental illness, developmental disabilities, and addictive disorders. Additionally, he oversees innovative community prevention programs.
Northeast Delta HSA serves thousands of citizens who reside in 12 northeastern Louisiana parishes: Caldwell, East Carroll, West Carroll, Ouachita, Lincoln, Madison, Franklin, Morehouse, Jackson, Tensas, Richland and Union.
Dr. Sizer is devoted to the delivery of programs and services that encourage people to reach their true human potential. Three tenets guide his team's efforts: excellent customer service, greater access to services, and competent, quality care.
Dr. Sizer formerly served as the President and CEO of the Louisiana Family Recovery Corps, a long term disaster recovery organization created by the state of Louisiana after Hurricane Katrina. He led the agency’s provision of direct human services to thousands of families, oversaw the rehabilitation of hundreds of homes, directed the long term disaster case management program that served thousands of households, and helped to coordinate state and federal resources. Additionally, Dr. Sizer streamlined the Recovery Corps' operations and made it more accountable to the government, its philanthropic funders, and the people of Louisiana.
Locally, Dr. Sizer has been active with the Louisiana Behavioral Health Integration Advisory Group, HRSA Region 6 Public Health Training Center Partners Advisory Board, Office of Public Health's Healthy Louisiana Steering Committee, Committee for Educational Excellence, the Education Council of the Baton Rouge Area Chamber, the Education Issues Council of the Louisiana Association of Business and Industry, the Black Alliance for Educational Options, the Baker Rotary, and the Baker Planning and Zoning Commission. He is also a Leadership Fellow with the Effective Leadership Program at the Center of Leadership and Public Values at Duke University and the College of Business at Southern University (Baton Rouge) and a 2010 Leadership Louisiana graduate. Nationally, Dr. Sizer was a member of the Human Services Recovery Subcommittee of the National Commission on Children and Disaster.
Prior to joining the Recovery Corps, Dr. Sizer consulted for and led the child and adolescent specialized crisis counseling program for Louisiana Spirit, a SAMHSA funded program within the Louisiana Office of Mental Health. He also advised a former Assistant Secretary of the Louisiana Department of Social Services’ Office of Family Support on ways to build non-profit organizational capacity. Additionally, he considered ways to improve social service access to Louisiana’s growing Latino population.
Before those roles, Dr. Sizer worked at the Z. Smith Reynolds Foundation, a statewide agency in North Carolina with nearly half a billion dollars in assets. While at the Foundation, Dr. Sizer assessed non-profit organizations and made funding recommendations in the areas of social justice and equity, community development, education, the environment, and governance and public policy. Further, he regularly consulted with agency heads and other high-level government leaders, corporate CEOs, education officials, and non-profit executives regarding policy development and reform activities. Specifically, Dr. Sizer led the Foundation’s education system realignment strategies and statewide teacher professional development initiative.
As founder and President of Strategies International, a political consulting, public policy, coalition-building, and strategy-development firm, Dr. Sizer has developed political candidates, led major non-profit organizations, co-authored published articles, led research teams, functioned as a consultant to executives, and worked as a clinical-community psychologist serving poor and underserved populations at educational, community-based mental health centers, juvenile detention facilities, and psychiatric hospitals. Dr. Sizer has also contributed to juvenile justice and educational reform efforts at the local and state levels.
Dr. Sizer was an expert consultant with the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services, U.S. Department of Justice, Office of Justice Programs, Office of Juvenile Justice Delinquency and Prevention, National Training and Technical Assistance Center (NTTAC) Consultant, Office for Victims of Crime, Training and Technical Assistance Center (OVC TTAC), and W. K. Kellogg Foundation Action Laboratory Collage of Consultants.
Dr. Sizer’s knowledge of leadership development, non-profit management, and the political process is extensive. He was a program participant of the Executive Management Institute at Vanderbilt University and the Leadership in Non-Profit Management program at the University of North Carolina at Charlotte. Dr. Sizer is also a political fellow and former board member of the North Carolina Institute of Political Leadership (IOPL), North Carolina’s premier statewide political candidate development organization.
Throughout his career, Dr. Sizer has been extremely active within numerous professional organizations, government committees and boards, including the Institute for Grantmakers, Charlotte Rotary Club, North Carolina Network of Grantmaking’s Race, Poverty, and Public Policy Working Group, Charlotte Mecklenburg Human Service Council, Charlotte Mecklenburg Community Relations Committee, Charlotte Chamber of Commerce Partners for School Reform, Winston Salem Chamber of Commerce Education Council, Barber-Scotia College Board of Trustees, and the Charlotte Mecklenburg Juvenile Crisis Prevention Council, among others. Dr. Sizer also continues to monitor state and federal legislation that relates to health and human services, and has expertise in helping federal, state and local governments design, implement, and evaluate programs and services.
Some of Dr. Sizer’s honors include receiving the United States Achievement Academy and All-American Scholar Awards. He was awarded the Alumni of the Year award from Pfeiffer College and received the prestigious Order of the Sun Dial. He is a member of Phi Delta Sigma Scholastic Honor Society and was named to Who’s Who in America.
Dr. Sizer earned an Associate in Applied Science Degree in Industrial Safety, Security, and Health Management Technology from Central Piedmont Community College before receiving his Bachelors of Science (Summa Cum Laude) in Psychology and Criminal Justice from Pfeiffer College. He earned a Ph.D. in Clinical-Community Psychology from the University of South Carolina at Columbia. He completed his clinical residency at William S. Hall Psychiatric Institute.