Christa has expertise in the area of physical activity and health promotion built on thirty years of employed and volunteer experience, as well as an academic foundation in health care, physical education and applied health science.
Christa worked as a Registered Nurse, then returned to university to complete a B.A. in Honours Physical Education and two certificates (Fitness Assessment & Exercise Counseling and Sport Administration) at York University. Christa also completed a Master of Arts in Applied Health Science (Health and Physical Education) at Brock University.
Christa enjoyed an 18-year career with ParticipACTION (the original and re-established organizations) where she held a variety of roles including National Project Coordinator, Director of Health Communications, and Relationship Manager. Christa also spent five years at Hamilton Public Health Services as a Physical Activity Specialist. She has taught at York University and Sheridan College and helped establish Sheridan’s Exercise Science and Health Promotion degree program.
Christa has operated her own consulting business since 1999 with it becoming her full-time focus in 2016. She is also a recipient of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee Medal and a member of the board of directors of the Canadian Fitness and Lifestyle Research Institute (CFLRI).