The Garrison Institute is pleased to welcome Christa M. Tinari as the new Director of Contemplative Based Resilience. Christa joins the Garrison Institute from Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics, where she served as Senior Content Developer and Trainer in the Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning Program. In this role, Christa authored SEE learning curricula and training materials, and translated the latest research on contemplative practices, resiliency, and compassion into practice. She also designed and facilitated educator workshops in Europe, Asia, and North and South America, and led crises response to support local affiliates in Ukraine.
Christa created PeacePraxis Consulting 16 years ago to provide program development staff training, and content expertise in social-emotional learning and violence prevention to leaders in the education, humanitarian and social service sectors. She has also held roles as the Senior Director of Professional Development at The National Liberty Museum, Senior Director of Program at The Peace Center, and Adjunct Instructor at Temple University’s College of Education and Human Development. Christa holds a B.A.in Psychology, an M.A. in International Peace Studies and Conflict Resolution as well as professional certifications in mediation, equity literacy facilitation, intergroup dialogue, emotional intelligence leadership coaching, crisis intervention, and community resiliency.
In her new role as Director of Contemplative Based Resilience at the Garrison Institute, Christa will be responsible for the oversight and management of the program, including the leadership of the
development of training and coaching for frontline professionals and leaders. She will oversee a full time CBR Project Manager, report to the Executive Director, and work as part of the senior leadership team at the Institute. Christa is excited to bring her passion for transformational learning and her expertise in contemplative practices, resiliency, and compassion to support the mission and vision of the Garrison Institute.
About the Garrison Institute
The Garrison Institute was established in 2003 as a not-for-profit, non-sectarian organization that explores the intersection of contemplation and engaged action in the world. Since its founding, the Institute has made the case for the relevance of contemplative-based approaches to social and environmental change, and demonstrated that they can be applied in practical, evidence-based ways while meeting scientific rigor and providing measurable, pragmatic results. The Garrison Institute provides several offerings and programs, including The Garrison Institute Fellowship, the Contemplative Based Resilience Project, Pathways to Planetary Health, and Compassionate Leadership. To learn more, please visit www.garrisoninstitute.org