Cristina has 20 years of experience in global health program work, including significant field-level work in Ethiopia and Senegal. Cristina’s current role at Gavi focuses on advocacy and public policy for faith based engagement, supply chain systems and malaria. She has extensive experience in project design and coordination among NGO’s and health officials and her particular areas of focus have concentrated on human resources for health (HRH), maternal and child health, reproductive health, community health, HIV and AIDS, malaria, and emergency clinical management. Prior to joining GAVI, Cristina led NGO country programs for maternal and child health and most recently, is a global health consultant focusing of quality improvement, grant writing and advocacy for HRH and child health. Cristina Bisson started her career as a nurse and public health practitioner.
Cristina is American. She has lived in Burkina Faso, Ethiopia, Senegal, and Vietnam. Cristina speaks French. Cristina is also a mom of three children – Oliver is 7, Louisa is 5, and Luke is 3. Cristina’s hobby is running.