Christine Santangelo, M.S.
AVP, Quality Improvement
Christine Santangelo, M.S. is the AVP of Quality Improvement. She oversees comprehensive audits and routine monitoring activities to ensure that all programs operate in compliance with relevant policies, procedures, rules and regulations. She is the system administrator for the Agency’s electronic health record and maintains the incident management and compliance programs.
Prior to FCA, Christine was a Quality Improvement Specialist at EmblemHealth, with a focus on childhood HEDIS (Healthcare Effectiveness Data and Information Set) measures. Christine served as Medical Records Reviewer until becoming the Manager of Quality Assurance and Special Projects at Central Nassau Guidance and Counseling Services, Inc. She served as a weekend Activity Therapist on D-4, South Nassau Community Hospital’s inpatient behavioral health unit from 2003 to 2014.
Christine has also worked for the Long Island Association for AIDS Care as the Education Coordinator until becoming the Associate Director of Prevention Education, overseeing the prevention education and mobile outreach programs. She began her career as a Recreation Therapist at Brunswick Hall Psychiatric Hospital until becoming their Director of Therapeutic Activities, overseeing all therapeutic programming for the child, adolescent, adult and geriatric inpatient populations.
Christine obtained her Bachelor’s degree in Therapeutic Recreation in 1997 and her Master’s degree in Human Services Leadership in 2012, both from St. Joseph’s College. She currently serves on St. Joseph’s College’s Recreation and Leisure Studies Advisory Council.