Christopher has worked in the Behavioral Health sector for over 25 years and has been with LIFESPAN 20 years. LIFESPAN provides services to both children and adults with intellectual and developmental disabilities, ages ranging from 6 weeks old to seniors. LIFESPAN supports people as far west as Cherokee County and as far east as Alamance County. In the role of COO (Chief Operating Officer) at LIFESPAN, he is responsible for ensuring all programs are operating to meet all standards from a compliance standpoint. This role requires that he make sure each program is financially sustainable. He also is responsible for all Business Development and growth opportunities. This has given him the ability to develop and maintain close relationships with other Providers, LME/MCOs and State representatives and stakeholder groups. These relationships are important to him because he feels it takes all of us to empower people to become the Best Version of Themselves.