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Christina Battista​

Christina Battista is a motivational speaker who holds a Master's in Program for Rehabilitation Counseling from Salve Regina University in Rhode Island. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology with a minor in Sociology from Rhode Island College. Christina has worked as a Peer Navigator at the Rhode Island Parent Information Network and as the co-coordinator of the Rhode Island Developmental Disabilities Council's Cross Disability Coalition. Christina currently serves on the RI Statewide Independent Living Council and the RI State Rehabilitation Council and previously served on the Personal Choice Advisory Board, the National Participant Network Board, and the LivingRite Advisory Committee. Christina loves the opportunity to share her story and meet new people.

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Consultant

Keith Jones

Keith Jones President of SoulTouchin’ Experiences is an African American activist and entrepreneur with cerebral palsy. As a strong advocate for independent quality living in the community, Mr. Jones has participated actively in addressing various issues that people with disabilities face. These areas include housing, education, and voting access. 

Featured Projects

 

Aging PCOR Learning Collaborative

Project Period: February 1, 2021- January 31, 2023

Client: PCORI funded, in partnership with the LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Through virtual information sharing and capacity-building activities, the Aging PCOR Learning Collaborative will promote a paradigm shift by providing opportunities to reimagine older adults as collaborating partners in aging research, not just research subjects.
Projected Outcomes and Outputs: In the short term, more aging-focused researchers and stakeholders will gain PCOR knowledge; this will lead to increased expectations for PCOR use as evidenced in teaching curricula and grant Requests for Proposals. In the long term, PCOR adoption should lead to intellectual infrastructure for patient-centered systems of care. Outputs include aging-focused PCOR video clips and podcast episodes; a higher-education self-assessment tool; and technical assistance and training products.

The  Sage's Symposium to Expand Researcher Readiness

Dates: October 26, 27, 28 

Client: LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston and Patient-Centered Outcomes Research Institute

A multi-day virtual Symposium to bring researchers and older adults with care needs together to expand opportunities for engaged research.

 

Development Partner, Stakeholder Asset Mapping Toolkit

Project Period: 2019-2020

Client: National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems

Developed a comprehensive toolkit designed to make stakeholder asset mapping more accessible through instructive steps and concrete tools for facilitation.

Ongoing: MassHealth Interviews Report

Project Period: 2019-2020

Client: UMass Medical School (UMMS)

Developed and facilitated a stakeholder workgroup to inform a MassHealth Member interview process and now conducting, analyzing, and reporting out on interview findings.

Evaluator, Comprehensive Addiction and Recovery Act: Building Communities of Recovery (BCOR)

Grant Period: 2017-2020

Client: South Shore Peer Recovery
Funded by: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

Evaluator, Addictions Peer Support Advocacy Network (Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery SOAR 2.0)

Grant Period: 2017-2020

Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Funded by: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)

 

Evaluator, Addictions Peer Support Advocacy Network (Speaking Out for Addiction Recovery SOAR 1.0)

Grant Period: 2014-2017

Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR) Funded by: The Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA)  

                         

Organizational Development Partner, Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Funded by: Massachusetts Bureau of Substance Addiction Services (BSAS), Department of Public Health (DPH) 

Case Study Researcher, One Care Implementation Council
Client: Community Catalyst, Inc. 
Funded by: Community Catalyst, Inc. and The LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Chapter Author, Self Direction Handbook Revision Project

Focus Areas: Stakeholder Engagement in Self-Direction Programs; Self-Direction in Managed Care  
Client: Research Triangle Institute, International 
Funded by: The Office of the Assistant Secretary for Planning and Evaluation (ASPE), US Department of Health and Human Services (DHHS)

Technical Assistance Partner, National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)  

Client: Human Services Research Institute (HSRI)/ National Center on Advancing Person-Centered Practices and Systems (NCAPPS)      

Funded by: Administration for Community Living (ACL) and the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS)  

Project Manager and Research Partner, The Benefits of a Service-Enriched Housing Environment in an Urban and Suburban Setting

Client: LeadingAge LTSS Center @UMass Boston

Funded by: B'Nai B'rith International

Research Partner, Implementing Consumer Engagement at the Organizational Level: What It Takes

Client: Community Catalyst, Inc. 

Funded by: Robert Wood Johnson Foundation (RWJF) 

Project Manager and Group Facilitator, Recovery Coach Commission Strategy Group
Client: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)
Funded by: Massachusetts Organization for Addiction Recovery (MOAR)