Kristianna Moralls (she/her) is the Director of the Self-Determination Program Projects. As the director, Kristianna leads the SDP trainings and conferences. She supports the regional center’s local advisory committee contracts for training and resource fairs. Kristianna implements the competitive integrated employment project research and training.
Sharing a deep commitment to advocating for the civil rights of people with disabilities and a passion for person-centered planning, Kristianna brings dedication and thoughtfulness to her role. She has firsthand knowledge of the challenges of this community and has many years of experience navigating these systems with life experience both advocating for her Autistic son as well as supporting foster youth with disabilities.
Kristianna has almost two decades of professional experience with Special Education Advocacy and Regional Center Advocacy through private and non-profit organizations. She supported disabled foster youth as a Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) and as an Educational Rights Holder through Children’s Law Center Los Angeles.
Kristianna completed training for Independent Facilitation with State Council on Developmental Disabilities (SCDD) and The Guidelight Group. She has a certificate from Helen Sanderson and Associates in Person-Centered Thinking. She earned a certificate and continues to work with the Disability Voices United (DVU) Emerging Leaders Program. Kristianna completed her COPAA/USC UCEDD Special Education Advocacy Training (SEAT) and is a member of the Council of Parents, Attorneys & Advocates. Kristianna has Dispute Resolution Program Act (DRPA) certification from Loyola Law School. She is a certified Olweus Bully Prevention trainer and QPR Gatekeeper Instructor.
Born and raised in Los Angeles and Orange County, Kristianna obtained a Bachelor of Science in Applied Social Science, a Master of Science in Organizational Leadership, and is a Doctoral student in Public Administration.