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Awards, Honors, and Grants


October 29, 2020

Monteiro Honored Among '40 Under 40' in Boston Business Journal

Carla B. Monteiro, MSW, LCSW


Carla B. Monteiro, MSW, LCSW, a clinical transition specialist in the Brigham Health Bridge Clinic and co-chair of the Brigham Social Work Racial Justice Committee, was recognized by the Boston Business Journal in its “40 Under 40” list for her outstanding achievements in the social work practice and for her work as a local community advocate. 

Each year, the Boston Business Journal’s “40 Under 40” list recognizes 20 men and 20 women under the age of 40 who are making a difference in their businesses and communities.?This year’s honorees — who included C-suite executives, nonprofit leaders, entrepreneurs, innovators, health care workers and law firm partners — were selected by the journal’s advisory board from over 400 nominations as the city’s best and brightest young professionals.

In her work at the Bridge Clinic, Monteiro screens patients for social determinates of health and helps patients with substance use disorder obtain continuity of care and connection with community resources. She also provides emotional support to them and their loved ones.

Outside of her work at the Brigham, Monteiro is the founder and president of the Cape Verdean Social Workers Association and serves on the board of directors at Nos Di Tchada i Amigos — a nonprofit organization focused on improving a local community in Cabo Verde, Africa, and its residents.

She is also involved with the Greater Boston Association of Black Social Workers and volunteers as a “big sister” with the Big Sister Association of Greater Boston. Two years ago, she was appointed as one of 277 elected delegates for the National Association of Social Workers (NASW) Delegate Assembly slate for Massachusetts. And serves on NASW-MA’s Criminal Justice and Legislative Advocacy Committees.