Chris’s role is focused on the working culture of the organization. She works with the day to day systems and functions of the organization, ensuring that procedures and processes are understood and utilized, that the environment is reflective of TAI values, and that communication is clear and timely.
Chris has direct responsibility for the management and supervision of much of the coaching and administrative staff at TAI. Her goal is to enhance the cooperation and interdependence within the Home Office team, within the coaching team, and between the two. Chris develops and implements communication strategy that enhances the overall functioning of the organization by providing clarity, timely information and appropriate forums for conversation and problem-solving.
Chris works to understand and bring clarity to the components of the culture at TAI, including but not limited to stated and unstated values, overt and implied expectations for behavior, assumptions and beliefs, attitudes and the impact of leader behavior.
Prior to joining TAI in 2010, Chris served for 14 years as the Vice President for Student Affairs at SUNY Potsdam where she was responsible for the out-of-the-classroom learning experience. Her 30 year career in higher education was hallmarked by leadership positions in state and national professional associations including Council of Chief Student Affairs Officers of the State University of New York, the College Personnel Association of New York State and the American College Personnel Association.
Chris holds a bachelor’s degree from Bloomsburg University and a master’s degree in Counseling and Higher Education Administration from Indiana State University.