EndoFound Staff

Christian Wistehuff, Chief Operating Officer

Christian Wistehuff Endometriosis Foundation of AmericaChief Operating OfficerA Christian Wistehuff brings over twenty-five years of corporate development and management consulting experience in both for-profit and non-profit organizations to his work at Endometriosis Foundation of America.

Trained as a lawyer, Christian began his career as a hotel development analyst at ITT Sheraton Corporation in Boston, Massachusetts. Shortly thereafter he began developing hotel and entertainment projects in South America and Europe for ITT Sheraton’s parent company, ITT Corporation, based at its headquarters in New York. In New York Christian assisted in that company’s successful defense of Blackstone (Hilton) Group’s hostile takeover bid and subsequent merger with Starwood Hotels and Resorts Worldwide, Inc. Christian spent the next five years identifying and executing strategic initiatives as Vice President of Operations for Church Pension Group, a private investment, insurance, and publishing group with over $6.2 billion in assets under management. Christian shifted focus over the next five years to the unique regulatory and operational compliance issues emerging among well-established players in the for-profit education industry, turning those potential risks into competitive advantages for his clients. For the six years before joining Endometriosis Foundation of America, Christian served as Executive Director of The Initiative To Educate Afghan Women, which has provided undergraduate education and leadership training to 107 of Afghanistan’s most promising women scholars at 25 colleges and universities in the United States.

The US Department of State and Georgetown University appointed Christian to the US-Afghan Women's Council led by First Ladies Laura Bush, Hillary Clinton and Her Excellency Rula Ghani of Afghanistan where he serves on its congressional and communications committees. Christian received WomenTogether’s Humanitarian Award at the United Nations in 2015 for his work on behalf of Afghan women. Christian attended the Bienen School of Music and is an honors graduate of the Weinberg College of Arts and Sciences at Northwestern University in Evanston, Illinois. He earned a Juris Doctor degree from Northeastern University School of Law in Boston, Massachusetts.

 

Nina Baker, MPH, Education, and Outreach Coordinator

Nina BakerAfter receiving her bachelor's degree in anthropology from Bucknell University, Nina pursued her post-baccalaureate pre-health coursework at NYU. This combination led Nina to her passion for global health, health education and health promotion. As a result, she received her Masters in Public Health at NYU with a concentration in Community and International Health. Previously, she has worked in clinical research for Lymphoma at Memorial Sloan Kettering Cancer Center in addition to global health efforts in Nicaragua, South Africa, and Israel.

 

Kimberly Tronolone, MS, Development Coordinator

Kimberly Tronolone, Program AssociateAfter completing her bachelor's degree in neuroscience and women's studies from Hampshire College Kimberly worked with a small start-up website which served to educate individuals about sexual health and promoted body positivity. She has taught various sexual education workshops to teens and young adults and has worked as both a volunteer and a direct-outreach fundraiser for Planned Parenthood. She received her Masters in Nonprofit Management along with a Masters Certificate in Gender and Sexuality Studies from The New School.