Christina Lonigro

Special guest

Christina has had a lifelong connection to the veteran community through her father, American Legion Past National Commander Ron Conley. His active military service and continued contributions to the veteran community over five decades with the American Legion has inspired her nearly 30 year membership with the American Legion Auxiliary. 

Christina serves as a Veteran Services Officer, which allows her to follow her passion for providing specific benefits expertise to veterans on a national level. As the Advocate Health Advisors Veterans Initiative Specialist, she advises veterans on maximum utilization of their VA, Medicare, TriCare, and other veterans benefits culminating in the veteran receiving maximum care at minimum costs. 

Prior to joining our team, Christina worked with veterans in the Medicare home health and hospice industry as a Patient Care Representative/VA Liaison and Advocate for 10 years. Through her compassion and understanding of Veterans and their unique care needs, she began focusing on assisting Veterans and their families navigate the VA and private health care system. 

Throughout her career, Christina has been instrumental in educating the private health care community about veteran unique care needs and bridging the gap between VA and community care. 

Christina serves as an active member of the Pittsburgh VA Roundtable, Veterans Community Partnership, Veterans Breakfast Club, Pennsylvania American Legion Auxiliary, PA American Legion Housing for Homeless Veterans Corporation, and has been published in The American Legion Magazine, and wrote legislation to be introduced in this Congressional Session for removal of Medicare Part B penalties and provide Veterans with the education through the VA to keep their Medicare Part B. 

Christina Lonigro has been a guest on 1 episode.