Christie-mugshot-250x350Dr. Christie Brungardt was a lucky mother. She got to be Jana’s Mom. Being Jana’s Mom was lots of fun. Beyond being Jana’s Mom, she is also Mom to Todd, Travis, Sara and Drake. But the most fun is being Grandma to Aleska, Michaela, Alexis, Peyton, Michael, Dakota and Kamber.

In her spare time, Christie teaches in the Department of Leadership Studies at Fort Hays State University in Hays, KS where she specializes in gender issues, service-learning, leadership and personal development. Christie is also the founder and Director of the FHSU Women’s Leadership Project.

Christie and her husband Dr. Curt Brungardt co-founded Jana’s Campaign in 2009, one year after Jana’s death. Though Christie has been instrumental in all facets of growing Jana’s Campaign, the majority of her work today focuses on raising awareness of gender and relationship violence in middle and high school students. She is also actively involved in this work on college campuses.