Christina Haines is the part-time Program Assistant for HNMCP. Prior to joining HNMCP, Christina worked as Manager of the Reimagine Learning Fund at New Profit, a national venture philanthropy firm, where she managed the fund’s communications and engagement with a network of 200+ organizations and supported strategic priorities of the fund including convenings and investment selection. Prior to that, Christina had a 10-year career at Harvard, most recently as the Associate Director for Policy and Institutional Outreach of the Harvard Global Health Institute, a University-wide initiative focused on advancing global health curricula and experiential learning and catalyzing innovative cross-disciplinary research. She project managed new initiatives and pilots, including large-scale academic events, fellowships and awards, research partnerships, workshops and seminars.
Christina holds a B.A. from Marist College in economics, and an M.L.A. with a concentration in government from Harvard Extension School. Christina trained with the Harvard Mediation Program in fall 2015 and serves as a mediator in Boston area courts. She uses her time outside of HNMCP to serve as a mentor and advocate for youth in foster care and children who have experienced abuse or neglect. She is passionate about the ways in which ADR can be utilized to achieve positive outcomes for families and youth in a variety of contexts, such as issues of education, custody, or court involvement.