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Transformational Speaker

Public Speaker & Advocate

Monica lives with her husband and two of her four children in Bedford Hts, Ohio. She is a graduate of Tiffin University with a BA in Organizational Management and a graduate of Cleveland State University with a Master’s in Sociology.  She works as a Sociology professor at Cuyahoga Community College in addition to having the job of completing dialysis treatments five times a week.  

She is President of Hosanna House Enterprises and founder of the Monica A. Starks Foundation. She is an advocate for Kidney Disease Awareness and speaks in the community about kidney disease prevention. 

Monica has a powerful testimony of determination, faith, illness and modern day miracles. Her story speaks of living life to the fullest no matter what is thrown your way because everyone is struggling with something.


According to the Center for Disease Control, Kidney Disease is affecting over 20 million Americans.  Unfortunately, most symptoms do not surface until about 90% of kidney loss has happened. Without testing there is no way to determine  if you are in the early stages. Monica’s goal is to promote awareness and early testing. Monica believes that awareness for Kidney Disease should be as prevalent as it is for breast and prostate cancer. 

  • CKD is 3 times higher for African Americans
  • Treatment cost were over 40 Billion dollars in 2009
  • 5 Stages of Kidney Disease
  • Chronic Kidney Disease vs End Stage Renal Failure
  • At Risk Populations for Chronic Kidney Disease (CKD)

Availability Includes (but is not limited to):
  • Conferences/Workshops
  • Emcee Services
  • Keynotes
  • Luncheons/Parties
  • Retreats
  • Special  Events

Partial List of Clients
  • Office of Black Catholics, Diocese of Cleveland, Ohio
  • Harvard Community Development Center
  • Langston Hughes Center Cleveland Clinic Community Health & Education Center 
  • Minority Health Alliance

Call & Post Columnist: “A Wretch Like Me” 

Women of Color Magazine: "What's your Kidney Score?"

Cleveland State University Student Magazine: The Cauldrin; " Balancing Act"


“Dynamic, Spiritual, Realistic plus inspired, we were totally lifted and definitely impressed by Miss Monica's presentation.” 

E.Jane Skinner, St. Adalbert Senior Club
Program Coordinator

“You're so dynamic and animated which keeps your audience engaged”  

Velma Wilson,
Diabetes Empower Group participant. 

“It was both, it was motivating and inspiring... it ministered plain and simple...  YOUR faith has and always will move mountains...  Our depth of journey are a reflection of constant flow of GOD THROUGH US it is not us but Him in us... the more WILLING of a vessel the deeper the journey ... 
To GOD be the glory.”   

Nina Lowe, retreat participant

“I love the speaker, she was real and her presentation was powerful”  

Linda Orr, Director,
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