Christine has been a member of the Women's Fund since 2011 and a became a member of the Research Committee in 2015. Born in the United Kingdom, she came to Los Angeles in the early 1970’s where she earned a Masters Degree at Antioch University with a specialty in Psychology and Early Childhood Development. Christine became active in the Santa Barbara community after moving here in 1994 with her family. She has served on several boards and as Chair of the Santa Barbara County Women’s Commission. As Field Representative for then Assembly Member Hannah-Beth Jackson, Christine gained an extensive knowledge of the services provided by the Santa Barbara nonprofit community. She is the former Vice President of External Affairs at the Santa Barbara Planned Parenthood affiliate where she oversaw government relations, media and communications and the implementation of sexuality education programs. As a member of the senior management team she participated in the development and management of a $16 million annual budget.