Dr. Carolina Montoya is a licensed clinical psychologist practicing in Miami, Florida since 1988. For over 30 years, she has held administrative positions with Miami-Dade County in the social services and criminal justice areas. She directed a comprehensive continuum of substance abuse treatment programs and the County’s largest human services department with over 1,200 employees and a budget of over $150 million. In 2007, she became the County’s Mental Health Services Manager, responsible for advocacy and representation of mental health issues in all relevant County endeavors. Dr. Montoya has been with the Miami-Dade Corrections & Rehabilitation Department since 2010v involved in critical operations with the inmate medical provider and the operation of the department’s “Employee Psychological Services” unit. Since 2012, Dr. Montoya has served as a Trainer/Consultant to the National Institute of Corrections.

Dr. Montoya has a doctorate in Clinical Psychology from Yeshiva University and a post-doctoral Masters in Psychopharmacology from Nova Southeastern University. Dr. Montoya has taught at the university and graduate-school levels, and is an experienced presenter at local, national, and international workshops and conferences.