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Christina Mainero

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Christina Mainero


Christina Mainero is Principal, Pharmacy Services Strategy & Innovation for Blue Shield of California's Pharmacy Care Reimagined program. Previously, she worked with the Illumination Foundation, a non-profit working to break the cycle of homelessness; Deloitte Consulting; the Yale Emerging Infections Program; CAMA, a boutique health design firm; and Kaiser Permanente. Prior to joining Blue Shield, she co-led the Care Transformation program for Kaiser Permanente in Northern California and was on the faculty of KP’s Advanced Human-Centered Design Program. Christina is a mentor for Yale’s TSAI CITY where she has coached three female-led teams in the healthcare and social enterprise space. Christina has been invited to speak at the Hive at the Claremont Colleges, Texas Tech, Parsons School of Design, and for the Yale Design and Innovation club. Christina takes satire writing classes with The Second City and doggedly pursues her self-imposed Goodreads Reading Challenge goals each year. She loves pineapple, spicy peppers, and hiking with her husband and her 2 pandemic rescue dogs, Finn & Henry.

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