We are pleased to spotlight Christy Ross this month while she serves as our Vice Chair on the Louisiana State Advocacy Committee. She is currently the Chief of Staff with Metropolitan Human Services District (MHSD) in New Orleans. She is working closely with us in our smoke free efforts involving New Orleans. Her experience in health policy and passion for vascular health will definitely serve the committee well.
Christy Ross is a motivated leader with over a decade of administrative expertise in the healthcare service sector. Prior to her current position with the MHSD, Christy worked with AAAneurysm Outreach, as well as, serving as the Deputy Director of the Mary Amelia Women’s Center at Tulane University, where she managed a diverse staff and budget; built relationships with clinical stakeholders, policymakers and advocates; and secured funding from local and national foundations in support of Center programming and initiatives.
Prior to that, Christy’s five-year tenure with the Louisiana Public Health Institute as the Director of Maternal and Child Health, involved collaborating with state leaders to mobilize resources to reduce chronic disease rates, and developing strong relationships with key medical leaders along the way.
A native to Louisiana, Christy received her Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from Xavier University of Louisiana and a Master’s degree in Health Administration from Tulane University in New Orleans.