A Working Mom, Compassionate Advocate, and Seasoned Accountant,
Monica is Experienced Finding Solutions to Problems Big and Small
As a former single mother who raised three daughters on her own, Monica Tujak Brill is
accustomed to excelling in the face of adversity and challenge. Like most parents, her kids
matter more to her than anything else and she did whatever she needed to ensure her
daughters each had a good education in order to tackle the future head on. Her oldest, Bella,
graduated UCONN with a master’s degree and is an elementary school teacher; Lizi is an
engineering student at UCONN; and youngest, Franki, attends University of New Haven as an
Monica has done the same in business: straight out of college she managed large accounts like
the Guggenheim Museum for the international accounting firm Coopers & Lybrand (now PWC)
and was hired at age 23 as Controller at the world famous museum, The Frick Collection.
In Connecticut, Monica’s passion to help people in need brought her to the nonprofit industry
to make a positive difference. She has served as Senior Finance Director at Catholic Charities of
Fairfield County, and is currently Controller at New Opportunities, Inc., an agency that provides
an array of social service programs to the low income population in 27 municipalities including
Along the way she’s witnessed firsthand the difficulties our residents face: seniors who worry
about higher insurance costs, and whether they can afford to stay in Connecticut; families
concerned about their children’s education and better funding for local schools; and young
people wondering whether the state is a good choice to put down long term roots and find a
That’s why Monica is running for State Senate—to find good long-term practical solutions for
the many issues our neighbors and the State confront every day.
A tested CPA of 30 years who has assisted organizations move toward sounder financial footing,
Monica has performed complex audits, balanced budgets, and found real results by asking the
right questions to make sure every penny is spent properly. Her experience, compassion, and
business know-how, have prepared her to be the leader we need in Hartford.
Monica is a graduate of Queens College and resides in Stratford with her husband Adam and
their rescue dogs Maggie and Presley.