Director of Training and Technical Assistance

As Director of Training and Technical Assistance (TA), Christin develops and is responsible for overseeing training programs and consultation services on trauma, resilience, equity, and change management to community partners, businesses, and organizations seeking support and trauma-informed practices. She also oversees strategic planning to create organizational cultures that prioritize wellbeing, especially in understanding and addressing trauma.

Past Work

Christin is an award-winning healthcare provider with 15 years of experience in direct patient care. She previously worked as an inpatient nurse practitioner for the Division of Hematology at Washington University in St. Louis where her work primarily focused on patients
with sickle cell disease in the acute care setting at Barnes Jewish Hospital.

She joined the Alive and Well Communities’ team in April 2021 as the Director of Healthcare Activation, assisting healthcare communities and organizations on their journey to becoming trauma-informed. In January 2022, she onboarded with The BRIC (Bullet Related
Injury Clinic) at The T, serving as the nurse practitioner and the Director of Clinical Operations.
Through The T (a trauma-responsive community of health) and Alive and Well Communities,
she is able to fulfil her passion of bridging the gap in healthcare for underserved populations
and make impact at the community level.

She transitioned to her current role at the Regional Health Commission as Director of Training and Technical Assistance in February of 2024.

Education and Involvement

Christin Simpson is a board-certified Family Nurse Practitioner. She completed her Bachelor of
Science in nursing at Southern Illinois University of Edwardsville in 2009 and her Master of Science in nursing at Maryville University in 2016 with a program focus as a Family Nurse Practitioner.

Throughout her career she served as the chair of Joint Practice Committee (JPC), member of
Unit Practice committee (UPC) and Professional Nurse Development Program (PNDP) for 2 consecutive years. In 2016, she was inducted into the International Honors Society of Nursing, Sigma Theta Tau, for achieving excellence in scholarship. She is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated, a private, not-for-profit organization whose focus is on community engagement. In 2019, she was appointed to be an advisory board member of The Belle Effect, a non-profit organization that focuses on fighting the issues of homelessness and poverty in Saint Louis communities. In 2020, she became a member of The Talented 10th Collective, a community outreach group that supports initiatives developed by established not-for-profit organizations. She is the founder of a non-profit organization The Village Keepers, that was launched during the pandemic. She is also a founder and active member of the advisory board to Incarnate Word Academy Highschool’s Black Alumnae Association, her alma mater.