She recognizes addressing the toughest problems requires collaboration and values working closely with partners to facilitate conversations and build consensus to further their mission. She thrives in confronting complex challenges—prioritizing a strong base of research and metrics for decision making, while also deeply understanding the importance of community and participatory methods.
Additionally, Christa advises on donor engagement, advocacy, media, and communication strategies globally—most recently applied to building the profile of a funder collaborative and private donor in Asia who are committed to improving health outcomes in the region. Previously, Christa advanced the $13M advocacy portfolio of grants for the Capital for Good Advocacy Initiative that contributed to shifting the landscape of health and development issues around the world.
Driven by her commitment to social justice, she also co-leads the Justice, Equity, Diversity, and Inclusion efforts within Geneva Global to achieve just and equitable policies and practices, inclusive culture, and diverse representation throughout the organization.
Prior to Geneva Global, Christa applied her skills in research and analysis, evaluating the effectiveness of early childhood development interventions and assessing the financial and operational capabilities of nonprofits. She taught graduate level courses about multi-faceted local and national conflicts from Pennsylvania to Costa Rica, Serbia and Kosovo, and Northern Cyprus. Christa partnered with large international organizations while furthering human rights advocacy campaigns at Amnesty International, and community based projects while co-leading a health and development internship program in Ghana.
Christa received a dual Master’s degree in Public Health and International Peace and Conflict Resolution from Arcadia University, as well as a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from St. Joseph’s University. She served on the Board of Trustees at Arcadia University for three years.
What three words would you use to describe your colleagues?
Committed, determined, lighthearted
What book, film or quote has shaped the way you think?
“If we could but recognize our common humanity, that we do belong together, that our destinies are bound up in one another’s, that we can be free only together, that we can survive only together, then a glorious world would come into being where all of us lived harmoniously together as members of one family, the human family.” – Archbishop Desmond Tutu
What’s your favorite part of your job?
My favorite part of my job is tackling tough problems by working closely with team members to develop creative and innovative solutions.
What brings you joy?
Hiking and exploring new trails, spontaneous dance parties, laughing until my cheeks hurt, running around on the softball diamond, and spending quality time with family and friends.