Christine Buckley is widely recognized as a steadfast advocate for brain aneurysm patients and their families. She has been associated with the Brain Aneurysm Foundation for the past 22 years, first as a volunteer and Board President, and as Executive Director since 2006.
Throughout her tenure with this national nonprofit organization, Buckley has demonstrated her commitment to the scientific and medical communities. Her ability to engage business leaders, government officials, and the public in efforts to raise awareness and much-needed research funds is respected by colleagues and philanthropists alike. Under Buckley’s leadership, the Brain Aneurysm Foundation, currently the largest private funder of vital research in the US and Canada, has invested almost $5 million in support of groundbreaking studies focused on early detection, improved treatment modalities, and the technological advances that will ultimately improve outcomes.
Despite the widespread availability of brain imaging technology that can detect an aneurysm before it ruptures, misdiagnoses and delays in treatment occur in 25% of patients seeking medical care. And in three out of four cases, the primary cause of a misdiagnosis is a failure to order noninvasive diagnostic imaging. That’s why Buckley, a graduate of the Isenberg School of Management at the University of Massachusetts, Amherst, created the Scan2Save initiative, a public health campaign designed to help physicians and patients quickly recognize the early signs of a brain aneurysm.
A tireless ambassador and effective fundraiser, Buckley has launched a number of successful initiatives including an annual road race that has to date generated well over $1,000,000.
Earlier in her career, Buckley served in various roles within the healthcare finance sector.
She is currently a member of Chief, the only private leadership network focused on connecting and supporting high level women executives and was recently elected Chairman of the South Shore Chamber of Commerce’s Non-Profit group.