Our Staff & Board

Staffing is Key

  • We recruit our staff through online job postings, employee referrals, word of mouth, and campus recruitment.
  • We screen and interview candidates carefully to help ensure that the best candidates are selected. All staff are CORI and Driving Record Checked, and Fingerprinted where required.
  • Offer competitive employee benefits and compensation packages can help attract and retain top talent. We offer higher than industry average wages, bonuses, mileage reimbursement, dental, and are in the process of getting health and 403(b) plans.
  • Provide ongoing employee development and training can help employees stay up-to-date with industry trends, enhance their skills, and remain engaged and motivated. Staff are trained in positive behavior supports, CPR, Mandated reporting, HIPPA, Safety Cares, Registered Behavior Technician, and are able to access a number of optional trainings.
  • Fostering a positive work environment and engaging employees through regular feedback, recognition, and opportunities for growth can help ensure that employees are satisfied with their jobs and motivated to perform at their best.
  • Encouraging diversity and promoting an inclusive work environment which attracts and retain a talented and diverse workforce, and foster a positive, productive, and innovative workplace.

The Team

Christina Gravina, M.Ed, BCBA, LABA

CEO/PRESIDENT

Christina is the CEO and founder of Bridging Independent Living Together, Inc. Christina has been working in the Human Service field for the past 12 years and has gained extensive experience with promoting independence in individuals’ lives despite interfering behaviors.

Christina is currently a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA) with a Masters of Education in Curriculum and Design in Applied Behavior Analysis. Christina has worked as a direct care staff, residential group home manager, residential area director, and a behaviorist overseeing individuals ranging from adolescents to adults, in clinical and in-home settings. 

Christina prides herself on not only providing guidance and education to her staff but also being an advocate for the individuals and their families. Passionate about her work, Christina works to create flexible, person-centered programming that always puts the individual and their wishes at the center of all programming.

With an understanding of the individuals’ and families’ goals, as well as extensive experience with navigating current services and systems, Christina is able to personalize services to deliver innovative and qualified services for every individual served.

Chelsea Clain

Client Case Manager

Chelsea has an extensive background in customer service and care management, working towards her degree in Human Services. 

Chelsea has the ability to not only work with our individuals but also to oversee the employees and ensure our programs remain high quality. She is passionate about the work we do at BILT. 

Our Directors

Christina Gravina

Josh Casement

Anne Wolf

Jennifer Martinage

Isabel Decruz

Kim Netter