Director | Local League: Northampton Area
Christy Torres is currently the CEO/ President of the Western Mass Tiny Home Initiative and a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. of the Springfield Chapter. The focus of her whole professional life has been on making families’ lives better. Her experience teaching and facilitating within the public school system, working with the Special Education Department and public schools in different capacities, is combined with the knowledge she gained navigating through the public school system and the special education system of Springfield.
Christy is deeply rooted in Hampshire and Hampden County. She has consulted in organizational management, strategic planning, and fundraising for public and nonprofit organizations. She has worked extensively with government agencies at the county, and community level on strategic planning, performance management, evaluation, and innovative program design. She has spent 20 years in a variety of capacities to promote, educate, and advocate for young children and their families.
She has her Masters in Organizational Management and Leadership, and developed her leadership skills at an early age by becoming the first in her family to graduate from college. She is an undisputed expert in human service issues, and has the institutional memory to help clients successfully navigate the Legislature and Administration. Christy is committed to assisting in facilitating community partnerships, program planning, and helping to build community capacity for education and affordable housing. Schools play important roles within the lives of the families they serve. The children they teach and their communities are a major driving force to any city that wants productive citizens. Also, she works hard to create a safe place so parents can feel as though they have a voice and a support network. Christy resides in Hampden County where she enjoys spending time with her three busy young adult children, a grandchild, and 3 dogs.