Christina Coultas has been working as an advocate and activist to end violence against women for over 17 years. She joined the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault (TAASA) in 2016 as a Non-Profit Specialist building on her experience managing programs, leading staff, and navigating the non-profit world of victim services. Christina specializes in working with non-profit leaders and boards to support their work in building robust agencies. Prior to joining TAASA, she served as the Senior Director of Community Collaboration at the Family Place in Dallas, Texas where she oversaw key community domestic violence programs focused on the areas of battering intervention and prevention, legal services, supervised visitation, high-risk lethality, job readiness, and school-based prevention. Christina is a trained advocate with career experience as front-line staff as a shelter and hotline advocate, legal advocate in the criminal justice system, and as a community trainer on domestic and sexual violence.
Christina is an active member of the coordinated community response to violence against women in the Dallas area and serves on multiple coalitions in the community. She was a founding board member of the Dallas Area Rape Crisis Center where she served on the board until 2015, a past board President of the Texas Association Against Sexual Assault, and is currently sitting on a board as Past President for the Supervised Visitation Network, Intl. Christina also serves as an expert witness and has testified in both domestic violence and sexual assault cases. She has served in the past as faculty for The National Council of Juvenile and Family Court Judges and in a consultant capacity for the Office on Violence Against Women. Christina holds a Master of Science in Social Work from the University of Texas at Arlington, and a Bachelor of Social Work from the University of North Texas.