NFTA Transporter

Friday, January 12, 2018

Christine Farrow, Appointed Board Vice President for Big Brothers Big Sisters

Christine Farrow, NFTA's Manager of Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) & Diversity Development, has again been shaking things up!   Christine has been named Vice President of the Board of Directors for Big Brothers Big Sisters of Erie County.  She has been involved with BBBS since the age of seven where she was a "little" (sister), and as a result of the experience went onto volunteer and give back to the organization and those in need.  

Throughout her early years with BBBS, Christine used public transportation often.  Much of her experiences and professional growth were influenced by her ability to get around the city without a person vehicle.  So, ironically as she walks into her office every day at the NFTA -- it feels like home.

Christine began her career with the authority in 2007 and has held roles as Superintendent, Special Services and Manager of Employee Assistance.   While at NFTA she has participated in several leadership trainings such as Eno Center for Transportation-Mid Manager Training and is currently participating in New York Public Transit Leadership Institute (PTLI) which gives her a firsthand look and hands on experience in the role of a transit agency executive. Further, Christine serves as one of the Authority’s Racial Equity Coaches and is spearheading the Authority’s first-ever Strategic Diversity Plan.

She also teaches classes at the University at Buffalo, Graduate School of Education and is a member of the Rehabilitation Counseling Program Advisory committee where she assists with the accreditation process of various counseling related programs.  Christine is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., and truly embodies their motto of “Service to All Mankind.”

Christine continues to be a champion for diversity and is heavily involved in related initiatives  throughout the community.  The Pegula Foundation, Buffalo Bills and Buffalo Sabres recently recognized Christine for her dedication to WNY as she was the November 2017 recipient of the One Buffalo Award.  

Please help in congratulating Christine on these great accomplishments; she may have started out as a little sister but look at her now.  If she keeps up like this, she is going to need her own newsletter one day!