Christine lives in Chicago with her husband, Peter, and three children Cecilia (16), August (5) and Julian (2). Christine's daughter Cecilia was diagnosed with TS when she was 12 years old. Christine is an administrative social worker, focusing on housing and health care. She works for the Illinois Department of Human Services as the State Homelessness Chief, leading efforts in preventing and ending homelessness. Prior, Christine was Director of Housing for Cook County Health, serving Chicago and suburban Cook County. Cook County Health is comprised of two hospitals, a dozen community health centers, provides the health care in Cook County Jail, the Cook County Department of Public Health and has a Managed Care Organization, CountyCare. Christine worked as an administrator in the housing sector with the Corporation for Supportive Housing, Housing Opportunities for Women and Heartland Alliance. She previously served in health equity positions with the Massachusetts and Cleveland Departments of Public Health. She was the founding Executive Director of the Chicago Torture Justice Center. Christine holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Notre Dame and a Master of Science in Social Administration from Case Western Reserve University. She loves to go to museums and cook with her family.