Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow on Rural Suicide Prevention
Christa Caceres is CeaseFirePA’s Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow on Rural Suicide Prevention. She’s leading a two-year project in the Poconos to tell the story of rural firearm suicide – a major driver of PA’s gun violence crisis. She holds a B.A. in Jurisprudence and M.S. in Law and Public Policy from the California University of Pennsylvania.
As a childhood survivor of domestic violence and sexual abuse, Christa is laser-focused on issues that pertain to women, children, and sexual assault victims. In January 2021, she was awarded the Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award from East Stroudsburg University; and in September 2022 she was presented with the the “Community Impact Honoree Award” by Pocono Mountains United Way (PMUW). She is the founder and inaugural chair of the Pike County Women’s Commission.
Christa Caceres serves as president of the Monroe County branch of the NAACP and 1st Vice-President and chair of the Political Action Committee for the NAACP Pennsylvania State Conference. Governor Josh Shapiro named her vice-chair of the Advisory Commission on African American Affairs in August 2023.
Christa’s leadership and advocacy also includes membership in the Rotary Club of Stroudsburg and the Greater Pocono Chapter of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Christa serves on the hiring committee of Stroud Area Regional Police and on the board of directors for Saw Creek Estates Community Association, The Greater Pike Community Foundation, PMUW, Emerge Pennsylvania, and the Pocono Chamber of Commerce.