Christine Marquez-Hudson brings more than 18 years of experience to her position as CEO/Executive Director of Mi Casa Resource Center. Christine began her U.S.-based work in nonprofits at Mi Casa, providing a life skills/GED program to teen mothers and later, launching an after-school program at Lake Middle School. Before joining Mi Casa in May 2008, Christine served as Director of Consulting and Capacity Building at JVA Consulting, the largest consulting firm specializing in the nonprofit sector in the Rocky Mountain Region. As a consultant, trainer and facilitator, Christine specialized in organizational development, strategic planning, governance issues and resource development. She worked with literally hundreds of organizations across Colorado, including many grassroots groups, entities serving communities of color, and large, multi-million dollar agencies. She is a skilled manager, with several years’ experience managing multiple staff, large budgets, and complex projects. In addition, Christine’s career includes working for three foundations as a program officer, researcher and capacity builder. She is also a past-chair of the Board of Trustees at Escuela de Guadalupe where her son is in fifth grade. In 2010, Christine was selected to the prestigious Executive Leadership Program of the National Hispana Leadership Institute, where she received leadership training, including the Harvard Kennedy School of Government, the Center for Creative Leadership, and the Congressional Hispanic Caucus Institute. She is also a 2009 Livingston Fellow, a leadership development program of the Bonfils-Stanton Foundation. Christine is Secretary of the Denver Latino Commission, a member of the Colorado Nonprofit Association’s Nonprofit Advisory Committee and a member of Skillbuild Colorado. She received her Masters of Nonprofit Management from Regis University, where she was also a Colorado Trust Fellow, and her Bachelors in Political Science from UCLA. Christine is fully bilingual in Spanish and English and lived Costa Rica for many years working as a teacher.