PresenterPhotoChristina Kline serves as the Executive Director for the Disability Management System (DMS) Office. DMS is responsible for ensuring that Duke University (including the health system and other affiliated entities) meets its responsibilities under the Americans with Disabilities Amendments Act and similar laws. DMS also provides guidance and assistance regarding the Pregnant Workers Fairness Act.

In DMS, Christina manages multiple teams which fulfill a variety of functions such facilitating the interactive process for accommodations, connecting students, employees, visitors and patients to appropriate resources, providing physical accessibility reviews, consulting on a variety of topics such as service animals and disability inclusion, and providing training and educational programming. Although DMS is fundamentally an office intended to meet legal compliance responsibilities, Christina and her team approach the work in such a way to also fulfill Duke’s commitment to fostering a diverse and inclusive community. This includes partnering with other Duke offices and community groups to implement suggested practices and to ensure individuals are given appropriate, holistic support.

Prior to joining Duke, Christina served as the ADA Director and in the Office for Equity, Civil Rights, and Title IX at the University of Michigan. Before joining the University of Michigan, she served as an associate attorney at a Michigan law firm and as a legal fellow for the Michigan American Civil Liberties Union. She earned her Law Degree from the University of Illinois College of Law and her Bachelor’s Degree from the University of California Berkeley.