Biographies

Ms. Christa Severns, Director

Appointed: November 2011

Ms. Christa Severns, TreasurerChrista Severns' career spans more than 25 years in marketing, communications and public affairs. She is the owner of Christa Severns Communications, which specializes in strategic planning and implementation of public relations and public affairs campaigns.

Her background includes serving as marketing director for one of the largest law firms in the Southwest and, prior to that, as director of communications for a multi-billion dollar insurance company. Her public sector experience includes serving as the State of Arizona's spokesperson and press liaison on Indian gaming issues.

Ms. Severns currently serves as board vice president for the Cancer Treatment Centers of America Western Regional Medical Center in Goodyear. She has also given her time to the community as a member of the Phoenix Arts Commission, on the boards of Arizona Women's Education and Employment (AWEE) and Homeward Bound, and as chair of Sojourner Center's capital campaign.

Ms. Severns earned her undergraduate degree in American Studies at Scripps College in Claremont, California. In addition to being a business owner and hospital board member, she is a mom, community activist and competitive equestrian.