Christy Matta is currently a Health Manager in Stanford’s Health Improvement Program (HIP) overseeing Wellness on Wheels programming. She administers over 40 health & wellness classes each quarter in university and hospital locations, oversees vendor partnerships and develops, science-based health and wellness programming for new audiences. As an instructor for Stanford’s LeadWell Program, Health Improvement Program (HIP) & Stanford’s Contemplation By Design Summit, she has offered classes on topics of stress, emotional resilience, and Mindfulness.
Through her work in Mental health with individuals with high risk behaviors, Christy is a winner of the American Psychiatric Associations (APA) Gold Award and has presented nationally and internationally on the topic of Emotion Regulation and Emotion Resilience. She is the author of The Stress Response: How Dialectical Behavior Therapy Can Free You from Needless Anxiety, Worry, Anger, and Other Symptoms of Stress.
Originally from Colorado, she received her B.S from Colorado State University in Psychology and her M.A. from Boston College in Counseling Psychology. After 20 years on the East Coast, she is a California convert and will always appreciate sunshine and palm trees.
An enthusiastic traveler and aspiring runner, she enjoys her free time with her husband and three children.