Christina Spann

Christina M. Spann is an extraordinary individual and a dedicated advocate for her beloved city of Jackson, Mississippi. Armed with a bachelor’s in social work from Mississippi College, a master’s in public policy and administration from Jackson State University, and another Master’s in Mental Health Counseling, she possesses a remarkable educational background.

Christina’s academic achievements are a testament to her dedication, earning her a place on the Dean’s List and memberships in prestigious honor societies like Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society and Golden Key Honor Society. With a GPA of 3.78 in her graduate studies, she has proven her commitment to excellence.

Her commitment to mental health and counseling is clear from her internships and job at Killebrew Counseling, Canopy Children’s Solutions, and Catholic Charities. In each role, she worked with diverse age groups, offering individual, family, and group counseling while teaching vital life skills. These work experiences have helped spur her role as the lead therapist at Methodist Children’s Home—providing individual, group, family, and crisis services.

Previously, as the Community Liaison for Bicentennial at the City of Jackson, Christina displayed her passion for her city. She initiated social media campaigns and organized events to celebrate and uplift Jackson. Managing a budget of over $50,000 for the city’s Holiday event, Capital City Lights, is a testament to her financial acumen.

At the Partnership for a Healthy Mississippi, Christina took on the role of Youth Programs Coordinator, spearheading tobacco control efforts across the state. Her ability to engage and educate young adults and students is evident through her work.

In her role as Project Coordinator for Scientific Research (SR1), Christina played a crucial part in coordinating community-oriented projects related to substance abuse prevention. Her community engagement extended to media planning, press outreach, and effective communication.

Furthermore, Christina contributed to the education sector during her time as an Exceptional Education Social Work Intern at the Jackson Public School District. Her work involved individual and group counseling, participation in IEP meetings, and creating functional behavior assessments.

Her volunteer work, including roles at Junior League of Jackson, AmeriCorps, Lemuria Bookstore, and more, showcases her dedication to community service. Christina’s involvement as a Capitol City Pride Board Member and her roles as a host and comedian demonstrate her vibrant personality and commitment to fostering inclusivity and joy.

In Christina Spann, Jackson, Mississippi has found a passionate advocate and an inspiring role model. Her dedication to her city, combined with her extensive skills and experiences, makes her a remarkable asset to any endeavor she undertakes. Christina is a true community activist and agent of change.