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Christy Brown

Christy has over 15 years of experience in the medical device space with expertise in leading teams in market development and product launches. Christy is passionate about inclusion, diversity, and equity and is an active member of several Medtronic Employee Resource Groups that provide support and career development. She also works on several committees focused on advancing cardiovascular care through addressing issues of health inequities.

Christy earned a Master of Management in Health Care degree, with Owen Honors, from Vanderbilt’s Owen Graduate School of Management. She earned her Bachelor of Engineering degree, with a minor in Mathematics, from Vanderbilt University. She also completed the Resilient Leadership for High-Performing Organizations course from the University of Chicago’s Booth School of Business. She lives in suburban Chicago with her husband, Matt, and their children, 8-year-old Charlotte and 3-year-old Alexander.

Why I Joined…

“I have been a New Moms Board Member since 2022. After moving to the Chicago area with my family, including our 4-month-old son and 5-year-old daughter, I knew I wanted to be involved in an organization in Chicago that helps new mothers lacking the support and opportunities I am so lucky to have; New Moms was the perfect organization for me to help. Then, as I volunteered in the New Moms job training program and saw the women’s potential unleashed, I was inspired to become even more involved. New Moms provides its moms with all the resources and training they need to sustain their families for the long term. I am so excited to be joining the Board this year to further the New Moms mission.”

Fun Fact…

Christy’s favorite children’s book is Oh, the Places You’ll Go! by Dr. Seuss. “I am still inspired by this book, as I always want to be taking on exciting challenges, learning new things, and keeping an open mind!”