Christie has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 20 years. Her experience in heading up programs led her to the philanthropic side of social services due to the increased need for financial resources for impactful programs. In the past ten years, she has raised over $20 million federally and privately for some of the most vulnerable populations in our community.
Most recently, she served as development director for UTA’s College of Science. Before that she was vice president of development for Samaritan House. Other roles include program manager for asset development at Catholic Charities Fort Worth, and director of housing for SafeHaven of Tarrant County.
Christie received a bachelor’s and a master’s degree of science in social work with a concentration in community administrative practice from UT Arlington. She’s a licensed master social worker (LMSW) and certified fund-raising executive (CFRE). She has taught for the past seven years as an adjunct faculty member at UT Arlington mainly focused on graduate courses in macro practice in the School of Social Work.
Christie has served on numerous non-profit boards, committees, and taskforces. She is active in a number of professional organizations such as Women Steering Business, Women’s Policy Forum, and downtown Fort Worth Rotary Club to name a few. She truly lives her life’s motto of helping those who help others.