New York, NY
An experienced non-profit professional with an eye for detail, Christina Turiano-Sander is skilled in policy monitoring, program operations, and project coordination. She is committed to addressing inequalities in healthcare and housing, and among other social determinants of health.
Prior to joining HMA, Christina managed policies and communications for Sun River Health’s health home program. She monitored state and federal updates to incorporate changes and identify barriers impacting the program. She also developed external communications to keep partners aware of new developments.
Christina previously spent several years working with a community-based organization in Stamford, Connecticut, connecting residents of federal public housing developments to employment opportunities, guiding residents through benefit recertifications, and connecting them to community resources, including energy and food assistance. In partnership with the Connecticut Food Bank, Christina initiated and coordinated the distribution of monthly deliveries for eligible low-income seniors through the USDA Commodity Supplemental Food Program.
Christina earned a master’s degree in social policy and planning from the London School of Economics and Political Science, and a bachelor’s degree in government and Spanish from Smith College.
When not working, Christina can often be found spending quality time with her senior tuxedo cat, Olive.