EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR Christie has worked for public service organizations in New York City since 1994. She provided Community Case Management services for people living with HIV and AIDS for both the Citizens Advice Bureau and the Women's Prison Association. She then advocated for Medicare and Medicaid recipients enrolled in HMO plans with the Medicare Rights Center and Gay Men's Health Crisis. While working for the Building Services 32BJ Pension Fund, Christie worked on an employer-assisted housing project, which led her to work for non-profit affordable housing developers in Bushwick and Washington Heights. She joined the Center most recently from the New York State Housing Finance Agency, where she underwrote tax-exempt bond deals to preserve affordable housing, and served as Deputy Director at the Center until July 2011. Christie has a B.A. from Harvard College and a MSW from the Hunter College School of Social Work in Community Organizing and Planning.