Segment: From A Woman’s Perspective
Christina is a life-long resident of Southwest Philadelphia. She is an advocate for education among children and adults. She attended public school in southwest Philadelphia. Christina received her Bachelor of Science in Human Services from Geneva College and her Masters of Business Administration from Eastern University.
She worked diligently for many years as a community advocate. She served on the board of directors for “Philadelphia Healthy Start” a state funded program developed to identify health disparities in woman of child-bearing age. Christina was also a SIDS educator and counselor for the Pennsylvania SIDS center located at Jefferson Hospital. She received national recognition in a national poster board competition with representatives of the Philadelphia Health Department/Department of Maternal Family and Child Health on the disparities of woman of child-bearing age as it pertains to SIDS and co-sleeping.
Christina served as Executive Director of the Grief Assistance Program, Inc. located at the Philadelphia Medical Examiner’s office for 12 years. The primary focus of the organization was bereavement care of families that suffered traumatic loss, such as homicide, suicide and infant deaths. She also served as Resident Chaplain at the University of PA Medical Center.
Christina was a board member of the Southwest Community Development Corporation for 2 terms, advocating for the community of southwest Philadelphia by assisting in strategic planning and support of the community in health, education and social economics.
Christina also served as adjunct professor of business at the Center for Theological Studies a division of Geneva College for 12 years; she also was employed by the School District of Philadelphia reporting to Shaw Middle School as the Community and Parent Ombudsman.
Being passionate about the health and welfare of families she partnered with State Representative Ronald G. Waters and U-CAN at Gratersford Prison to support and encourage family relationships between children and their fathers. Christina served as Director of Creating A Village, Inc. a community non-profit developed by the State Representative to foster health, education and sustainability in the communities of West and Southwest Philadelphia.
Christina is currently employed by Bayada Home Health Care as Psychosocial Manager for Hospice Care; she also serves as the office ambassador for the “We Honor Veterans” program.
Christina has been a member of the Philadelphia Police Chaplains for more than 25years.
Christina is also currently serving as the Committee Person representing the 51st Ward 21 Division of the city of Philadelphia.
Christina is the mother of two wonderful successful daughters and the grandmother of two outstanding grandsons and one beautiful granddaughter.