PSC Welcomes New Deputy Executive Director

Partnership for Strong Communities (PSC)

I’m so pleased to share that Christi Staples is the new Deputy Executive Director of the Partnership for Strong Communities. Christi has been working as a consultant for the Partnership since September 2015, and has done an excellent job connecting with partners, refining the structure of the Campaign, and advancing our health and housing integration efforts over that time. In her new role, Christi will support me in providing overall leadership, direction and management of the organization, and support the organization’s growth and development.

While consulting with PSC, Christi served as a representative for the International Association of Schools of Social Work (IASSW), an NGO with consultative status to the United Nations, New York. During this time, she served on various NGO committees to research specific issues and advocate policy positions to country governments within the United Nations system, specifically focusing on urban housing, women and girls’ rights and micro financing.

Previous to her role with PSC, Christi was the Vice President of Health Equity for the Connecticut State Medical Society, focusing on the physicians’ role in eliminating racial and ethnic healthcare disparities. She also served as the interim executive director of the Health Assistance Intervention Education Network of Connecticut (HAVEN), an organization that provides confidential consultation and support to healthcare professionals facing health concerns related to alcoholism, substance abuse, behavioral or mental health issues and/or physical illness.

Christi is a Connecticut Health Foundation Health Leadership Senior Fellow, focusing on increasing leadership knowledge and skills to better advocate and improve the health and well-being of those vulnerable to racial and ethnic health disparities. She was also selected for CT Magazine's 40 Under 40 in 2012. Christi is a candidate for a Master’s degree of Social Work in Policy Practice and International Studies from the University of Connecticut. She has a Bachelor of Science in Human Development and Child Studies from Wheelock College.

Please join me in welcoming Christi to her new role!

Thank you,


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