Christa Caceres, MS

Recognizing Suicide and Shifting Narratives in Rural Communities

Christa Caceres currently serves as a Stoneleigh Emerging Leader Fellow at the CeaseFirePA Education Fund. In this role, she will uncover narratives about how high gun ownership increases suicide risk in order to shift the localized understanding of gun violence and educate decision-makers and community members.

Christa is an experienced community activist and advocate whose work spans over two decades, from helping non-custodial parents navigate New York City’s court system to her most recent role as a Congressional Constituent Advocate for the 8th U.S. Congressional District. She is the founder and inaugural chair of the Pike County Women’s Commission, which focuses on the education and empowerment of women and girls, and is an active member of several area community organizations. In addition, she is currently serving a third term as the president of the Monroe County chapter of the NAACP, and she was recently appointed as vice chair of the Governor’s Advisory Commission on African American Affairs. Christa is a compassionate advocate who cultivates relationships with people affected by an issue, listens to their stories, and translates their narratives into actionable policy and practice recommendations. She is the recipient of East Stroudsburg University’s Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Award and the Pocono Mountains United Way’s Community Impact Honoree Award.

Christa holds a bachelor’s degree in jurisprudence and a master’s degree in law and public policy from California University of Pennsylvania.

Emerging Leader Fellow

2023 – 2025

CeaseFirePA Education Fund