Mrs. Christine Stroy-Martin has over fifteen years of administrative and fiscal management experience in not-for-profit, AIDS service organizations. Mrs. Stroy-Martin worked in the HIV arena as staff support to Ryan White Title I Miami-Dade HIV Health Service Planning Council (now known as the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership). While employed as the Programs Director at Food for Life Network, Ms. Stroy-Martin raised nearly a million dollars to feed people living with AIDS. In 2004, Mrs. Stroy-Martin co-founded Foot in the Door, Inc., a nonprofit a 501c3 organization that provides capacity building assistant to new and emerging nonprofit organization (e.g. assistance with grant writing, fiscal management, program development, Board development, program evaluation).
As the Director of Finance at Empower "U", Inc. Community Health Center for the last seven years, Mrs. Stroy-Martin has been in charge of all non-programmatic, administrative and development functions of the agency including fiscal management, contract management, human resources, fundraising and grant writing. During Mrs. Stroy-Martin tenure, the agency revenue increase from less than $150,000 to nearly $1.7 million.
Mrs. Stroy-Martin has also served as a member or officer of private and government boards, including serving as the Secretary of The Center for Positive Connections, the Chairperson of the Miami-Dade HIV/AIDS Partnership’s Implementation & Planning Committee for the HIV/AIDS Comprehensive Plan, Family Worship Center/Journey Church Ministry Leadership Board for five years.
Mrs. Stroy-Martin holds a Bachelor Degree in Public Administration from Florida International University, a Masters in Human Services, with a specialization in Non-Profit Management from Capella University and is currently pursuing a PhD in the same program. Mrs. Stroy-Martin is has also received certification as a Non-Profit Accounting Professional.