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Cristi Salinas, PsyD; Co-Founder/Facilitator

Hello. Hola.

I love to work on teams who delight in creative and disruptive problem solving to generate innovative solutions for change. The “time is ripe” for CNC to facilitate unity and sustained momentum in our field to eliminate healthcare disparities in neuropsychology as well as racism/discrimination experienced by our own trainees and workforce by partnering inter-organizationally and with community/private/public stakeholders to create institutional accountability, technological advancement, enhance training, as well as protect the public who entrust us with their care. 

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Professional Background

Dr. Cristi Salinas is a bilingual neuropsychologist who has worked with over 6,000 patients from 24 countries. She is the Founder/Director of Neuropsychology Concierge® where she has provided innovative practice models such as on-demand, at-home, and Virtual Autism + Virtual ADHD diagnostic and treatment services since 2016. Dr. Salinas also conducts lifespan neuropsychological evaluations, forensic civil litigation, and FAA evaluations. Previously, she worked at Boston Children’s Hospital/Harvard Medical School and Advent Health Epilepsy Center.

Dr. Salinas is the Founder of Niños Health, a 501c3 nonprofit that provides free brain health screenings and immigration evaluations for BIPOC youth. She is the Founder of the Brain Tech Project and led an “Advancing Digital Transformation in Brain Healthcare” Virtual Summit with 1100 attendees from 28 countries. She is past Co-Chair of Counselors for Change, a 501c3 nonprofit dedicated to mental health awareness.

Dr. Salinas completed her doctorate in Clinical Psychology with a Neuropsychology concentration at Florida Institute of Technology, neuropsychology internship at Emory School of Medicine, and postdoctoral fellowship in clinical neuropsychology at Advent Health Orlando.

Dr. Salinas has co-authored 32 peer-reviewed articles and book chapters, as well as 42 invited national/international presentations. She is Chair of the AACN Relevance 2050 Inclusion, Diversity, Equity, and Antiracism (IDEA) subcommittee. She is a Fellow of the Hispanic Neuropsychological Society where she has held several BOD and leadership positions within the organization. 

My Story

I am a Miami native and dual Spanish/American bilingual citizen from a multicultural (Spanish-Polish; Argentinian-Honduran) blended family. Faith, perseverance, patience, social justice, gratitude, and joy are guiding core values. I am the daughter of a monolingual Spanish-speaking immigrant who struggled with mental healthcare access, Bipolar disorder, and died from early onset Parkinson’s Disease. My mom was the first to finish college in our family when I was a kid and she worked as an OB nurse. My stepfather obtained asylum as he fled terrorism in Argentina during the 1970s and he was a carpenter. I lived with my maternal grandparents for a few years while my mom pursued higher education: my maternal grandfather was a WWII Navy veteran at Pearl Harbor and my grandmother had dementia in her later years. My maternal great grandparents migrated to the US to escape oppression/Germanization efforts against Poles. My stepmother had an elementary school education in Honduras, obtained asylum as an adult, and she was a small business owner of a hair salon. Competitive basketball afforded me life changing opportunities with full scholarships to attend Peddie, an international boarding high school in NJ, and Canisius, a Jesuit college, where I was a NCAA Division I athlete. I am a "BrainDocMama" with a twice exceptional son and I have been with my husband for 17 years, an engineer and techie creative who works in the defense industry. I love watching SpaceX shuttle launches, traveling abroad, serving as a hospital Minister to the Sick, and coaching my son's futbol team. My lived experiences combined with my professional background have fueled my passion for cultural identity, adaptability, healthcare disparities across the lifecourse, philanthropy, and multicultural leadership models.

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