Christine Hooyman is a global health professional with over 9 years of experience in program management, international development, and health programming implementation. She has extensive field work experience in Kenya, Nigeria, Rwanda, South Sudan and Tanzania. Christine cemented her passion for global health work during her undergraduate studies, where she spent a semester in Nairobi working alongside a community-based organization providing HIV care in informal settlements. Christine served as a community health volunteer in southern Rwanda with the United States Peace Corps. In partnership with a rural health center, Christine developed training curriculum for over 120 community health workers, covering reproductive health, HIV/AIDS, family planning, nutrition and child health. She also implemented several youth development camps providing sexual and reproductive health, leadership and decision-making lessons for high school students.
As Program Officer at Pact, Christine provided headquarters-based program management support to the Kenya, Liberia, Nigeria and Tanzania country office portfolios. There, she served as the primary link between country offices, headquarters and donors. Christine managed projects with budgets ranging from $50,000 to more than $64 million. She demonstrated her expertise across various aspects of project management, including project start up and close out, human resources, budgeting, workplan management, business development, knowledge management and donor relations. Christine provided frequent in-country support and enjoyed working closely with project teams.
Christine has served as a principal investigator on a qualitative research study conducted in partnership with Emory University Hospital Midtown and is currently finishing her MPH at Emory University.