Christina Gravina

Episode 67: Christina Gravina

EP 67 with Christina Gravina from February 8, 2024

Christina Gravina is the CEO and founder of Bridging Independent Living Together, Inc. Christina has been working in the Human Service field for the past 12 years and has gained extensive experience with promoting independence in individuals’ lives despite interfering behaviors.

Christina is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Design in Applied Behavior Analysis. Christina has worked as a direct care staff, residential group home manager, residential area director, and a behaviorist overseeing individuals ranging from adolescents to adults, in clinical and in-home settings.

Christina prides herself on not only providing guidance and education to her staff but also being an advocate for the individuals and their families. Passionate about her work, Christina works to create flexible, person-centered programming that always puts the individual and their wishes at the center of all programming.

With an understanding of the individuals’ and families’ goals, as well as extensive experience with navigating current services and systems, Christina is able to personalize services to deliver innovative and qualified services for every individual served.

During this episode, we discuss:

  • Why Christina pursued a career in human services
  • How she knew she wanted to start her own nonprofit
  • What BILT provides to individuals and families
  • BILT’s plans for expansion
  • How Christina has been able to grow BILT since starting it
  • “Success stories” of individuals who have greatly benefited from BILT
  • How BILT shifted and grew during the pandemic
  • The process of starting a nonprofit and what Christina learned
  • Christina’s advice for anyone becoming a nonprofit leader

And more. Tune into this episode as we talk about supporting people with disabilities.

Access the full transcript here.

Watch the episode on YouTube here.

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