Monica Leyba, RN is the Chief Nurse Executive of CHRISTUS St. Vincent.  Monica has been an associate with CHRISTUS St. Vincent for more than 35 years. She started her career at St. Vincent in food services, and through a pathway of various responsibilities and jobs, she worked her way into nursing and ultimately achieved a Master’s degree in nursing.   Monica has held various nursing management positions and most recently served as Executive Director of Nursing Services, where she has worked with hospital and nursing leaders, and on projects throughout the facility.   Monica is a life-long resident of Santa Fe. She received her Associates Degree in Nursing from Santa Fe Community College, and Undergraduate and Master’s Degrees from the University of Phoenix in Glendale, AZ.