Christina Garcia, MPH, LCP
Christina has a Masters degree in Public Health (MPH). Specifically Christina studied under the Community-Oriented Public Health Practice program from the University of Washington with concentrations on race, social justice and equity. In 2007, Christina received a Bachelor of Arts degree in Sociology from Arizona State University. Christina is a third generation Mexican American and first generation college graduate; through this journey she has experienced many obstacles, of which have not deterred her from achieving goals that often felt out of reach. Derived from these experiences Christina has developed and refined proficiencies in psychology, social services, and population health.
Maternal and Child Health : Early Childhood Education : Adolescent
Health and Wellbeing
For over 20 years Christina has worked in and studied early childhood learning and education. Through professional childcare positions, household management and academic studies she has become well versed in child and maternal health and recently developed a health promotion program for children and students 3 years to 19 at a local international baccalaureate (IB) program school.
Service Industry : Hospitality
Christina has worked in the service sector waiting tables, cleaning hotel rooms, assisting individuals of advanced age, and coordinating customer service requests in various domains for over 15 years.
Program Management : Research : Analytics
For over 13 years, Christina has worked in research and healthcare as a research scientist, program manager, project coordinator, and research consultant.
2015 Ringside World Champion
Balanced health has always been a priority for Christina. In 2015, Christina traveled across the country to compete in an international amateur boxing competition. Upon returning, Christina began a 2 year intensive graduate program for Community-Oriented Public Health Practice with the University of Washington.
Christina has trained across many sports and participated in various health and wellness growth programs; her coaching philosophy is rooted in these experiences, education and global best practice standards.
Dean Baraba, RTT, CPT
Dean attended the University of Buffalo in New York and received certification in radiologic technology. Dean is a certified radiologic technology therapist (RTT) currently working with the University of Washington Medical Center.
For over a 17 years dean has worked in cancer care at both the Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in New York and the University of Washington Medical Center. In addition to the 17 years in healthcare, Dean has extensive experience in body mechanics, ergonomics, anatomy, physiology and pathology.
Dean is certified in:
• American College of Sports Medicine (ACSM) certified personal trainer (CPT)
• Basic Life Support, as a PADI rescue diver and as a physical fitness coach.
• Professional Association of Diving Instructors (PADI) certified rescue diver- 8 years
• PADI general certification – 12 years • Basic Life Support certification (BLS)- 17 years
• Total Body Resistance Exercise (TRX) certified trainer -7 years
Dean is studying to be certified in:
• USA Boxing Coach Certification
Service Projects and International Advocacy
Dean has traveled to every continent. Throughout his travels, he has helped research and plan affordable international trips for friends, colleagues and clients.
Some of Dean’s personal adventures include:
• Paris 2018
• England 2018
• Mexico 2017
• Antarctica (2011) (2011 Argentina, brazil, chile)
• Fiji (2010)
• Thailand (2010)
• Belize (2010)
• Habitat for Humanity trip to Paraguay (2007)
• Climbed Kilimanjaro in Africa (2004), Bloukrans River Bridge- highest bungee Africa (2007)
• Australia (2006) where Dean received his general PADI certification over the great barrier reef
• New Zealand Tongariro crossing (2005)
• Amsterdam (2004)
• Canada (first trip: 1999) (Vancouver, Victoria Island, Montreal, Ottawa, Ontario, Newfoundland)
Physical fitness adventures:
• Marathons (2001 Vermont City Marathon, 2002 Toronto Marathon, 2003 Adirondack, Vermont City Marathon 2004)