Christine M. Schaeffer, PhD

Foundation Board Secretary

Vice President, Administration, Meissner Mfg. Co., Inc.

Christine M. Schaeffer, PhD, MBA, MPH is Vice President of Administration for Meissner Mfg. Co., Inc., a water filter manufacturing company owned and operated by her family in California since 1956, and the largest producer of replacement filter elements for swimming pool and spas in the world.

She is a member of Providence Health & Services Southern California Clinical Services Committee of the VSA Community Ministry Board; and a member of the American Society for Quality. She is also Chairperson of The CATS Meow – a guild dedicated to fundraising for the Center for Assault Treatment Services (CATS), and one of the founders of CATS more than 20 years ago. Today CATS is one partner in a Family Justice Center that integrates clinical services, case management, and outreach and prevention efforts for women and children that have been victims of sexual assault or domestic abuse.

She is a past member of the Quality Committee for Providence Health System – San Fernando & Santa Clarita Valley Service Area (2004-2005); a past member of the Providence Holy Cross Foundation Board of Trustees (2000-2002); and a past member of the Advisory Board of the San Fernando Valley Economic Research Center at California State University Northridge (1998-2002).

Christine received her Master of Public Health with an emphasis in Biostatistics and Epidemiology in 2016 from the University of Southern California, Keck School of Medicine. She received a PhD in Sociology from the University of Southern California in 1995 following the receipt of a Master of Arts degree in Economics and a Master of Science degree in Applied Demographics from the same institution. With primary funding from the National Institute on Aging, the output from her tenure at USC includes several articles and presentations on such diverse topics as the economic well-being of the Baby Boomers, the demographics of elderly widows, and the relationship between income and happiness. In 1998 Christine also received an Executive MBA from Pepperdine University.

In 2004 Christine co-authored ten monthly columns on business management, employee motivation and technology for Martial Arts Success, a journal for martial arts school owners. She has also been a featured speaker at the Providence Holy Cross and Providence St. Joseph’s Foundations’ annual retreat.