Janine Christiano

GARE Director of Strategic Partnerships


Janine Christiano, GARE Director of Strategic Partnerships has more than sixteen years of experience in nonprofit and government settings. A community-builder, strategist, and educator with an unwavering commitment to justice and solidarity, she has led initiatives focused on racial equity, community arts, youth development, place-making, restorative justice, and leadership development.

As a grant and program administrator for this City of Nashville, she collaborated with individuals, nonprofit organizations, foundations, and government agencies to envision and build communities through innovative programming, training, relationship-building, and strategic funding.