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Christina Magill

Executive Assistant to Stephen Lewis

Christina Magill, Executive Assistant to Stephen LewisChristina began as Executive Assistant to Stephen Lewis in 2000. For the next four years, Christina worked both for Stephen and for Naomi Klein. Among other duties, she helped to orchestrate Ms. Klein's European book tour for her bestselling first book, No Logo, handled the distribution of her popular newspaper column, and coordinated her travel to Baghdad during the early days of the US invasion. Following former UN Secretary-General Kofi Annan's appointment of his first Special Envoy on AIDS, Christina turned full-time to assisting Stephen in that role, and coordinating the UN work with his other roles and responsibilities. She now manages all aspects of Stephen's work – his primary position, as Co-Director of AIDS-Free World, as well as his speaking engagements and public appearances, his professorship and his volunteer position as Chair of the Board of the Stephen Lewis Foundation.

Christina is Stephen's chief liaison, managing his correspondence, all interactions with the media, scheduling, and travel. That central position, and her expertise as a communicator, negotiator and fundraiser, have taken Christina across the US and Canada and as far as southern Africa, putting her directly in touch with Presidents, Prime Ministers and top UN and government officials from around the world, with countless acclaimed journalists and hundreds — perhaps thousands — of the AIDS pandemic's most devoted and respected leaders and activists. Christina has a BA in Art History from the University of British Columbia and a Culinary Arts diploma from the Pacific Institute of Culinary Arts.

Contact Christina: clm@aidsfreeworld.org