After 15 years of working in healthcare finance as an auditor, reimbursement specialist, and consultant, Christine J. Buckley became the Executive Director of the Brain Aneurysm Foundation in 2006. Before her official position as the first full time employee at the foundation, Christine had been a volunteer with the foundation for 9 years prior, as well as a past Board President. She established the foundation’s first major fundraiser, a 5K and 1.5-mile walk, 17 years ago that continues to raise approximately $100,000 each year. Her most prized accomplishment at the foundation has been the establishment of the research grant program which has awarded over $2,600,000 in 12 years. Christine is a 1990 graduate of the Isenberg School of Management from the University of Massachusetts in Amherst, MA. Her transition into the non-profit sector with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation some years ago has been very rewarding and has truly become a passion. Christine resides in Marshfield, MA with her children Benjamin – 22, and Bridget – 19.