Monique Acosta House is a heart transplant recipient and project management consultant.  She serves as an Ambassador for the American Heart Association and spends countless hours volunteering with the American Heart Association Greater Washington Region. Grateful for her second chance at life, Monique dedicates her time and resources to educating, empowering, and encouraging the community about heart disease and pre- and post-transplant process.  Monique has been an advocate for veteran’s healthcare and veteran’s transplantation reform. Although Monique has not served in the armed forces, she has gained insight into the military community and their needs. She comes from three generations of combat veterans who have served.  

Monique continues to serve the civilian and military community by sharing her story throughout the country and organizing support groups for women of color with heart disease. She also advocates for the importance of organ donors, heart disease research, and heart health prevention. 

Monique has a Bachelor of Science from Virginia State University and a Master’s Certificate in Project Management from The George Washington University. She is a Project Management Professional (PMP), and a certified life coach.