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Christian John Lillis

Co-Founder & Exec Dir
Peggy Lillis Foundation

Christian is executive director of the Peggy Lillis Foundation (PLF), a disease awareness and patient safety organization, co-founded with his brother, Liam, following the death of their mother from a clostridium difficile (C. diff) infection in April 2010. PLF envisions a world where C. diff is rare, treatable and survivable. In pursuit of its vision, PLF is building a nationwide C. diff awareness movement to educate the public, empower advocates and shape policy.

Previously, Christian was managing director of research & prospect development at Teach For America. He has more than 15 years’ experience as a frontline fundraiser and behind-the-scenes strategist for healthcare, LGBT rights, and education organizations, including the National LGBTQ Task Force, In The Life Media, and NYU Langone Medical Center, among others.

He holds a B.A. in Political Theory from Brooklyn College-City University of New York, where he served as President of the Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual & Transgender Alliance and won The Donald G. Whiteside Poetry Award.

Christian is a native of Brooklyn, New York. He currently lives in Park Slope with his husband and their rescued beagle, April. His hobbies include Tae Kwon Do (he is a black belt), healthy cooking, reading comic books and JD Robb’s “In Death” series, and burning off stress at his local Zumba class.

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Events featuring Christian John Lillis
Events featuring Christian John Lillis