Chris Owens is a graduate of Duquesne University in Pittsburgh, PA, with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing degree. Chris was formerly a psychiatric nurse working inpatient, ECT service, and research at Duke University. She started her work with AFSP as walk coordinator for the Atlanta walk in 2004, the first year the Out of the Darkness Walks were done. She was promoted to Area Director in 2006 and helped start the Georgia chapter. A native of Philadelphia, she has lived in metro Atlanta for 26 years. When not working, Chris enjoys running, cycling, and travel with her husband and adult daughter (as well as daily walks and play time with her golden retriever, Citra).