Christa is a mother of three of whom one suffers from substance use disorder.
Upon the discovery of her daughter’s SUD, she became very vocal on the subject. She has been an advocate to stop the stigma that surrounds substance use disorder. Christa joined MCRSP in the position of administrative assistant in December 2021. She formed a non-profit organization, Mid-MO Addiction Awareness Group (MAAG) to raise awareness, increase education and stop the stigma that surrounds SUD. She met the standards and qualifications of a Medication Awareness Recovery Specialist (MARS), Missouri Recovery Support Specialist (MRSS), and Missouri Prevention Specialist (MPS) as well as became certified to teach Seeking Safety an evidence-based treatment for PTSD and substance use. Christa is a member of the State Advisory Council (SAC), Division of Behavioral Health, Missouri Department of Mental Health.