Christina de VacaDirector, MSEL Program
Christina de Vaca’s background includes senior executive positions in operations, administration and governance. She has also served as a governance and communications advisor to chief executive officers of public and non-profit organizations. Previously, de Vaca served as chief governance officer, vice president and corporate secretary for Valeant Pharmaceuticals International, a global specialty pharmaceutical company in Aliso Viejo, California. Prior to Valeant, she served as operations vice president at Premier, Inc., a privately held group purchasing organization, in San Diego. Ms. de Vaca is Six Sigma black-belt trained and remains engaged in a variety of efforts to improve governance practices. She is a member of the Governance Practices Committee and the Small and Mid-Cap Companies Task Force of the Society of Corporate Secretaries and Governance Professionals based in New York City. She chairs the Programs Committee for the Corporate Directors Forum in San Diego and is a member of the Executive Committee and Board of Directors. She chairs the Governance Committee of the Ronald McDonald House Charities-San Diego and is also a member of the board of directors. Ms. de Vaca has a Bachelor of Business Studies degree from Dallas Baptist University and an MBA from the University of California, Irvine.