CEO & Executive Director
Center for New York City Neighborhoods
Christie was named Executive Director of the Center in February 2012, becoming a voice for affordable homeownership, while greatly expanding its portfolio of services for homeowners. Christie has been instrumental in organizing foreclosure prevention services statewide, raising millions of dollars for homeowners recovering from Hurricane Sandy, and launching a $7.5 million resiliency program for coastal communities. Christie also oversaw the expansion of the New York State Mortgage Assistance Program with an $80 million loan fund and the establishment of one of the nation’s largest annual affordable homeownership conferences. Christie has a B.A. from Harvard College and a Master’s of Social Work in Community Organizing and Planning from Hunter College.