Maria Vitagliano (* 1949) is the managing director of the Crosspoint Europe, association based in Vaduz FL, which she founded in 2009. Since 2003 Maria Vitagliano had been Deputy Director and, in 2010 became the overall Director of the Green Cross International Social and Medical Care Program. Previously, she had worked for many years as a social pedagogue, program manager for Eastern Europe and initiated the exchange and encounter projects at the Pestalozzi Children's Foundation, Trogen. She has been teaching the children of the Italian migrant worker families in the Canton of St. Gallen and for 15 years intercultural communication at the police school in Giubiasco and the cantonal police in Ticino. She was also a consultant for the Administration of Palermo and for the Center Padre Nostro in the area of social and educational integration for children and adolescents in the mafia district of Palermo. Maria Vitagliano received a Medal of Honor from the President of the Italian Republic, Giorgio Napolitano. She is a trained primary and secondary school teacher, has a Master in Intercultural Communication, a Master in European Project Management and a Master in European Relations with Institutional Partners.
Christina Bigler (* 1944) is the Program Director of Crosspoint Europe. She has many years of experience as a co-owner of a family business and of work for international companies in various countries in the profit sector. In 1998, Christina Bigler assumed the lead in the International Social and Medical Care Program for Green Cross Switzerland and conducted therapy camps for children and adolescents as well as mother-and-child projects in the radioactive contaminated Chernobyl area. Christina Bigler led the International Social and Medical Care Program with partners in Moldova, Russia, Belarus, Ukraine and Vietnam until 2010, for which she was honored by Mikhail S. Gorbachev. Today she works as an entrepreneur with advisory services for foundations and associations. In terms of project management, fundraising and evaluation, Christina Bigler understands how sustainably development cooperation in different countries and cultures is built so that children, adolescents and mothers can hope for the future.