Kristi Hughes

Kelly Kmcbride January 27, 2023

Kristi is Empire Justice Center’s Vice Chief Operating Officer. She works out of the Rochester office and is a member of the Leadership Team.

Kristi is responsible for the development of operational systems, including facilities management, finance, marketing, development and IT.

Before joining Empire Justice in 2001, Kristi worked in development at the Rochester Institute of Technology and Golisano Children’s Hospital and in marketing at the YMCA of Greater Rochester.

Kristi is a member of the Class of 2020 Leadership Livingston program.  She has mentored with Lawyers for Learning at School 29, served as a volunteer tax advisor and preparer for C.A.S.H. and is a former member of Avon Central School District’s Board of Education. She also is co-founder of the Avon Chapter of Girls on the Run, a program that uses running to inspire girls to be joyful, healthy and confident.

Kristi graduated magna cum laude with Bachelor’s degrees in Mandarin Chinese and Political Science from the University of Pittsburgh in 1993 and holds a Masters degree in Public Administration from SUNY Brockport. She also studied at National Taiwan Normal University.