DiSalvo comes to the Endowment after serving as an implementation specialist with The Impact Center at UNC Chapel Hill’s Frank Porter Graham Child Development Institute, where she partnered with state agencies to provide support to local communities in scaling up Triple P, an evidence-based parenting program. Prior to this role, DiSalvo worked with the N.C. Partnership for Children as an engagement director and a program officer. She has also held positions with the N.C. Division of Social Services and the N.C. Division of Juvenile Justice and Delinquency Prevention.
DiSalvo brings more than 20 years of experience with government and nonprofit human services organizations in the areas of project management, capacity building, child welfare, early care and education, evidence-based, evidence-informed programming, and contracts and grants administration. Over the course of her career, she has developed strong engagement skills that foster collaborative relationships with organizations and individuals to reach mutual goals and outcomes.
“I am so appreciative of the opportunity to work at The Duke Endowment,” said DiSalvo. “I have always admired the Endowment’s sustained investment in two states that I consider home and am looking forward to the opportunity to help advance its commitment to enriching lives and strengthening communities.”
“Christina’s wealth of diverse professional experience, specifically in her most recent role of providing implementation support to public and private agencies, will add tremendous value to the work we do,” said Phil Redmond Jr., director of the program area. “We are delighted to have her join our team.”
DiSalvo holds a bachelor’s degree from Shippensburg University and a Master of Public Administration from UNC Charlotte.
Based in Charlotte and established in 1924 by industrialist and philanthropist James B. Duke, The Duke Endowment is a private foundation that strengthens communities in North Carolina and South Carolina by nurturing children, promoting health, educating minds and enriching spirits. Since its founding, it has distributed more than $4.3 billion in grants. The Endowment shares a name with Duke University and Duke Energy, but all are separate organizations.