Education Program Manager
Christina joined the NASS staff team in 2002 as the Manager of Educational Programming, managing hands-on cadaver courses and the NASS Annual Meeting.
In 2005 Christina was promoted to Senior Manager of Educational Programming, then to Director of Educational Programming in 2006 with oversight of the Education department and all NASS CME programming. NASS has undergone several reaccreditation terms during Christina’s tenure, resulting in the prestigious award of Accreditation with Commendation in 2004 and again in 2014.
The education program has increased in the last 13 years from one surgical lumbar hands-on course and an Annual Meeting to include additional conferences such as: Evidence & Technology Spine Summit, Summer Spine Meeting, multiple hands-on courses including topics focusing on lumbar injections, cervical injections, cervical spine, deformity, minimally invasive spine surgery and fundamentals of spine surgery and interventional pain management for residents and fellows. Christina is currently working to develop international education and manages NASS’ participation in the SpineWeek conference held every four years in an international location. She was in charge of the educational program for World Spine III in Rio de Janiero and World Spine IV in Istanbul.
Christina graduated from Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois with a degree in Corporate/Organizational Communications and a minor in French. When she is not at the office, Christina is most likely to be found in an ice arena watching her son play hockey or a gym, watching her daughter do gymnastics tumbling.