Christine is the president and CEO of The Denver Foundation. She is the fifth chief executive in the 90-year-old foundation’s history.
Christine began her U.S.-based work in nonprofits as CEO/executive director of Mi Casa Resource Center, where she helped Mi Casa become a nationally-recognized leader in job training and business development. Before joining Mi Casa, Christine served as director of consulting and capacity building at JVA Consulting. As a consultant, trainer and facilitator, Christine specialized in organizational development, strategic planning, governance and resource development.
Involved in the community, Christine has served on many boards of directors. Christine was selected to the Executive Leadership Program of National Hispana Leadership Institute and is a 2009 Livingston Fellow, a leadership development program of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation.
She received her masters of nonprofit management from Regis University, where she was also a Colorado Trust Fellow and her bachelors in political science from UCLA. A ninth generation Coloradan, Christine is fully bilingual in Spanish and English and lived in Costa Rica for many years working as a teacher.