SVP Staff Presenter
SVP Los Angeles | Executive Director
Christine brings over 15 years of experience working on a wide range of issues including homelessness, education, racial and economic justice, and LGBTQ rights. She leverages a blend of collective impact, grantmaking, policy, and community engagement to ensure a more thriving and just Los Angeles.
Prior to joining SVP, Christine was the Vice President of Community Impact at United Way of Greater LA, where she led the strategic implementation of their mission to create pathways out of poverty. She designed, launched, and directed Home For Good, the region’s initiative to end homelessness. Home For Good cultivated the collaboration of over 200 cross-sector leaders and leveraged over $1 billion in resources to house 35,000+ of the most vulnerable Angelenos. Her team led the collaborative creation of the Coordinated Entry System (CES) in Los Angeles County, a groundbreaking system built by front-line staff that is now replicated across the country. Home For Good helped accomplish a 59% reduction in veteran homelessness during her tenure.
Her work on the Home For Good Funders Collaborative received the Award for Public/Private Partnerships from HUD Secretary Shaun Donovan and the Council on Foundations.
Christine is a graduate of Scripps College and received her MSW from UCLA in 2003. She lives in Culver City with her wife, Becky, and their two children, Huck and Vivian, and she serves on the Board of SVPLA Fast Pitch winner Swipe Out Hunger.
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