Kristine Alaniz, MPH has been on the front lines of public health for eighteen years. She has worked in diverse settings around Wisconsin and internationally in areas such as perinatal substance use, children’s mental health, STI/HIV, home environmental health, and water and sanitation.She proudly served in the United States Peace Corps from 2007 –2009 where she worked as a health management advisor on the remote island nation of Vanuatu. Kristine is currently the Manager of Maternal and Child Health programs at the Wisconsin Women’s Health Foundation, where she and her team of ten health educators implement several statewide programs aimed at improving family health. Her areas of expertise include project management, evaluation, community and family engagement, and staff development. Kristine completed a Bachelor of Science in 2002, a Master of Public Health in 2005, and is currently a doctoral student in the Community and Behavioral Health Promotion track at UW-Milwaukee’s Zilber School ofPublic Health.