Christy is CEO of Single Stop. She previously served as Single Stop’s Regional Director for the Gulf Coast. Christy has extensive experience as a nonprofit executive, including corporate social responsibility, philanthropy, community relations, and communications.
Before joining Single Stop, Christy served as the Director of Community Relations for Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana and as the Executive Director of its foundation. There, she managed a $40 million endowment portfolio, which supported projects throughout the state. She created and led the Challenge for a Healthier Louisiana, an acclaimed $30 million statewide grant program to improve the wellness and well-being of Louisianans. Christy also served as the CEO of the Girl Scouts Audubon Council, overseeing scouting programs and camps in Southeastern Louisiana, and as a leader at the State Library of Louisiana.
Christy is a past member of the Center for Corporate Citizenship Executive Forum and has served as a Teaching Fellow at Boston College School of Management. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of the Louisiana Association of Nonprofit Organizations and on an advisory board at the Louisiana State University. She has previously served on the boards of the Capital Area United Way, Capital Area YMCA, Family Services of Greater Baton Rouge, Manship Theatre, Louisiana Senior Olympic Games, Playmakers of Baton Rouge, and the Baton Rouge Children’s Coalition.
Christy was recognized by the Greater Baton Rouge Business Report on its lists of “Influential Women in Business” and “40 under 40.” She was honored as the Capital Area United Way’s “Volunteer of the Year” and received an “Unsung Hero Award” from the Louisiana State University.
Sarah Crawford has more than 15 years of experience in marketing and community outreach, and a decade of experience in fundraising, having raised over $11 million on behalf of community constituent services, marketing, and political candidates. She has worked with nonprofits across North Carolina in the areas of poverty alleviation, policy development, health and human services, animal welfare and higher education. Sarah currently serves as Southern Regional Director of Single Stop, overseeing our partnerships with community colleges and nonprofit organizations. Previously, she was Director of Development and Public Relations for the Tammy Lynn Center for Developmental Disabilities, and also worked in development at Duke University and Health Systems. Sarah holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from North Carolina State University. She and her husband Dan are the parents of two young daughters.
Sophia has over 20 years of demonstrated commitment and expertise creating and managing community development, homelessness, housing, and economic inclusion strategies to improve economic mobility in low income disconnected communities. As the policy director for housing and economic development for the Mayor of Los Angeles, legislative aide on poverty at the California State Senate and the economic development program director at the Washington D.C. Housing Authority, and now as the managing director for Single Stop in NYC, Ms. Heller has established extensive experience collaborating with policy leaders, elected officials, government agencies, the non-profits sector, and foundations to develop strategies and build systems to address poverty and strengthen economic mobility for low income households.