Khristian currently serves as a Project Director for the North Carolina Institute of Medicine. She previously served as Program Coordinator of the NC Community Health Worker Initiative at the NC Office of Rural Health, working to monitor education and training needs, develop strategies for long-term stable funding mechanisms, and help communities share lessons learned. Before that, Khristian worked for the South Carolina Department of Health on statewide initiatives related to chronic disease such as hypertension and diabetes. She hails from Fayetteville and has significant experience in rural health, and in state health agencies. Khristian has a particular interest in improving how we integrate the voices of those most impacted by health challenges and structural inequities into the change-making process. She earned a Bachelor of Arts degree from UNC Chapel Hill with a major in Communication Studies and a minor in Social and Economic Justice. She earned her Master of Public Health degree from UNC Greensboro, and holds certifications as a Health Education Specialist (CHES) and a Health Coach (CHC).