Christina StelliniTechnical Advisor
Christina has worked for over a decade to advance global health, education and rights programming for children and youth across Sub Saharan Africa. Working with the Bantwana Initiative over the past eight years, Christina has helped to expand the programming portfolio for vulnerable children in high HIV prevalence settings, bringing diversified skills in program design, project management, and curricula and new business development. Currently, as Technical Advisor, she provides technical assistance and works collaboratively with field teams across country portfolios to develop and support programs that strengthen the capacity of civil society and local government to provide health care and social protection to orphaned and vulnerable children in high HIV-prevalence countries and to address issues of violence against children in communities. Christina also forges relationships with government, civil society and donors to identify programmatic priorities and funding opportunities for new business development.
A native of California, Christina earned a Bachelor’s of Political Science/International Relations from UCLA and a Master’s of Arts in International Development Studies with a concentration in Global Health from The George Washington University.