Kristie joined HealthBridge full-time in January 2011 as Director of the Livable Cities program. Her role includes providing technical assistance to local partners, program planning and implementation, and monitoring of local programs. Kristie’s head office is in Ottawa but she travels extensively to meet with HealthBridge’s local partners.
Prior to joining HealthBridge, Kristie worked for over 10 years at Halton Region Public Health Department, in a variety of roles. She was responsible for coordinating a network of organizations interested in collaborating on programs supporting healthy eating, tobacco-free living and physical activity. From 2006-10 she was a Senior Policy Analyst working with local government, planners and engineers on issues related to health and the built environment. Kristie also spent a year in Tanzania, working as a program coordinator supporting local schools and organizations to implement sport and play activities.
Kristie has a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Waterloo (2010) and a Bachelor of Arts, in psychology, from the University of Guelph (1997).