Christina Dupuch has over 40 years of public service in designing and implementing state and local government systems. She served as the statewide Director of Implementation for the North Carolina Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services ensuring Evidenced-Based Practices while forecasting North Carolina’s Managed Care System. Christina also served as the liaison between DMHDDSAS and North Carolina Medicaid, assisting in operationalizing new Medicaid Policies. Her early work on a class action lawsuit to deinstitutionalize dually diagnosed individuals (IDD/BH) laid the groundwork for including Person-Centered Practices/Recovery for all individuals across all disabilities in NC. In the local government sector, Christina served as the Chief Operations Officer/ Chief Community Operations Officer for Vaya Health, a Local Management Entity/Managed Care Organization in western NC. At Vaya, she incorporated her extensive experience in organizational management & structures and assisted in the development of community collaboratives, coalitions, mergers, and acquisitions while assuring and implementing Person-Centered practices within the Managed Care framework. Christina enjoys weaving heart-centered leadership practices into all aspects of organizations.