Christy’s background spans more than 25 years as a state administrator, provider and system leader in managed behavioral health, healthcare integration and recovery-focused provider networks in Arizona and other states. She was an early innovator in implementing an integrated service system for adults with co-occurring disorders, including strategies for network development, financing, licensure and consensus building. She also oversaw the expansion of Arizona’s contracted managed care system to a more recovery focused model, including expansion of peer-delivered mental health, addiction, and consumer-operated services. Christy has been the recipient of numerous awards, including the prestigious Behavioral Health Leadership in Services Award from the ASU Center for Applied Behavioral Health Policy, and is a contributing author to multiple articles and books on peer support and recovery services. More recently, Christy’s interests have turned to health IT and using technology to improve behavioral healthcare practice. She is a member of the governing board of HealthCurrent, Arizona’s health information exchange, and serves as a co-principal investigator for a National Institute of Mental Health research project at ASU focused on health information sharing preferences among persons with serious mental illness. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Illinois and her master’s from the University of Arizona.