Christa Christakis is the Executive Director of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists, District II, a non-profit organization representing board certified physicians who practice obstetrics and gynecology. Christakis is responsible for all office administrative and financial functions of the District II office, specializing in membership, medical education, communications and legislative relations. Prior to joining ACOG, Christakis served as the Senior Director of Quality and Research Initiatives at the Healthcare Association of New York State (HANYS), where she formulated the advocacy agenda and strategies for quality-related regulatory and legislative initiatives that impact HANYS’ member institutions. Prior to joining HANYS, Christakis served as the Director of Government Affairs for ACOG District II. She has served on several community boards, including most recently as Chair of the Upper Hudson Planned Parenthood Board of Directors. Christakis received her Masters of Arts in Public Affairs and Policy (MPP) from the University at Albany’s Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy.