Chrissy Vasquez

Chrissy Vasquez

Vice President of Operations

Chrissy started her involvement with Back on My Feet as a FundRacer in fall 2011 while training for the Indianapolis Monumental Marathon and to-date has raised more than $25,000 for Back on My Feet through FundRacing. In spring 2012 she became the Team Leader for Team Manchester in Indianapolis and Back on My Feet quickly became an organization Chrissy was passionate about. Chrissy served as Executive Director of the Indianapolis Chapter before transitioning to the national staff as VP of Operations.

"Service has been a personal core value since I was 14 when I started serving in soup kitchens. I ran my first half marathon in 2010 and my best friend is a recovering addict. Back on My Feet is a unique organization that takes everything I'm passionate about and encompasses it into one mission that I believe in. I love how the program and volunteer interaction transforms lives while the members learn to achieve self-sufficiency through participating in the Next Steps portion of our program where they gain access to job preparedness training, financial literacy and life skills education."

Chrissy has a degree in Marketing from Arizona State and an MBA in Marketing from Indiana University. Prior to working for Back on My Feet, Chrissy was on the professional staff of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity and on the fundraising staff at the Indiana State Museum. Currently, Chrissy volunteers as a driver for Meals on Wheels, serving on the Board of Directors for Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, and as President-Elect of the Indiana Chapter of the Association of Fundraising Professionals. Chrissy knows first-hand how transformative the sport of running can be as training for Ironman Arizona helped to transform her life – mentally, physically and spiritually. Chrissy was honored to give a TedEx Talk to the staff of Eli Lilly & Company on the topic of personal reinvention in 2015. She spends free time training, volunteering and spending time with her rescue Boxer Boyd.