Christina Wilds, Highmark Foundation

TITLE: Senior Program Officer

FUNDING AREAS: Chronic disease, health care, bullying prevention, and public health in Pennsylvania and West Virginia

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PROFILE: Dr. Christina Wilds serves as senior program officer of the Highmark Foundation, which shares the following bio:

Prior to joining the Foundation, Dr. Wilds served as program evaluator in Highmark Inc.'s division of community affairs, where she was responsible for all phases of program evaluation. In addition, she served as the corporation's director of the former Health Education Center, a Highmark nonprofit affiliate. Before joining Highmark, she worked for a world-class medical center where she served in various fundraising positions.

Dr. Wilds serves on various boards including Ebenezer Development Corporation, Ivy Charitable Endowment of Pittsburgh, Inc. and Lemington Community Services. She is also an active member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Alpha Alpha Omega Chapter where she serves as President. She holds memberships in various professional organizations including the American Public Health Association, Pennsylvania Public Health Association and the Society for Public Health Education. She is also a certified health education specialist and a very active member of Ebenezer Baptist Church.

Dr. Wilds, a native of Western Pennsylvania, graduated from the University of Pittsburgh after obtaining her doctorate in public health, a master's degree in public health, and both bachelor's and master's degrees in education. She is also an adjunct professor in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh Graduate School of Public Health.