Christina DupuchChief Operating Officer
As Chief Operating Officer for Vaya Health, Christina Dupuch plays a key role in oversight of Vaya’s enterprise performance and administration, as well as business and corporate strategy, across the 23 western N.C. counties that Vaya serves. Dupuch has experience leading strategic and operational initiatives to advance Vaya’s key priorities and oversees the organization’s Provider Network, Community Relations, Customer Services and the Transition to Community Living Initiative departments.
Prior to serving at Vaya, Dupuch developed her expertise over 32 years with the state of North Carolina’s Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities and Substance Abuse Services (MH/DD/SAS), where she served on the Executive Leadership Team as Implementation Director. Dupuch was the liaison between the Division of MH/DD/SAS and the state’s Division of Medical Assistance for six years, working across all three fields of services and all ages.
Dupuch has extensive training in the evidence-based practice of Dialectical Behavioral Therapy (DBT). She has adapted DBT for individuals dually diagnosed with mental health disorders and intellectual and/or developmental disabilities. She has consulted in 26 states, building innovative community systems and helping some of our most vulnerable individuals live full, meaningful lives. Dupuch has incorporated whole-person care within the DBT clinical model, as well as within the Vaya system.
Dupuch received her Masters of Clinical and Administrative Social Work from East Carolina University. She is a member of the National Association of Social Workers, the American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, the N.C. Council on Developmental Disabilities, the National Association for the Dually Diagnosed, ACMHA: The College for Behavioral Health Leadership and multiple other organizations.
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