Manager, National Business & Disability Council at The Viscardi Center
Christina Eisenberg serves as the Manager of the National Business & Disability Council (NBDC) at The Viscardi Center. NBDC is the leading resource for employers seeking to recruit people with disabilities into the workplace and the companies that seek to reach them in the consumer marketplace. Currently overseeing all aspects of the national organization including membership, marketing, initiatives and services, and strategies for revenue generating, Christina also oversees initiatives that support companies of all sizes across the U.S. in strategic planning of disability inclusion efforts.
Prior to NBDC, she served as the Employer Service Specialist for the Employer Assistance and Resource Network on Disability Inclusion (EARN). Christina worked with employers nationally on expanding their Diversity and Inclusion efforts to include disability with a focus on recruitment, retention and advancement of individuals with disabilities. She provided resources and guidance on a wide range of disability employment related topics including Disability Awareness, Reasonable Accommodations, Encouraging Self-Identification, and many others pertaining to individuals with disabilities in the workplace. Through her role with EARN, Christina provided employers with guidance, customized trainings and curriculum as well as connection to qualified candidates with disabilities to fill employment opportunities within their companies/organizations.
Christina has 15+ years of experience serving individuals with varying disabilities and working with employers and agencies. Her career began at the NYC Mayors Office for People with Disabilities working directly for Commissioner Matt Sapolin. While working under Commissioner Sapolin, her duties included the development and dissemination of a NYC resource guide on accessibility that has been used by individuals with disabilities, as well as Employee Resource Groups at major companies in the NYC area. After working for the Commissioner, she transitioned to a position at an Independent Living Center where her role included not only direct services to the disability community, but assisting local employers on recruitment, retention, and advancement of individuals with disabilities. Much of her career has been spent educating employers of varying sizes on all aspects of disability inclusion in the workplace.
Christina received a B.A in Sociology, a Minor in Education, with a Concentration in Social Work from Manhattan College. She continued on to receive an M.A in Early Childhood Education from New York University.