The Headache Center team is centered around the core values of experience, education, and compassion.


Founder & Director

Christina Treppendahl is the founder and director of The Headache Center in Renaissance at Colony Park in Ridgeland, Mississippi. Ms. Treppendahl was awarded a Certificate of Added Qualification in Headache Medicine from the National Headache Foundation, and has been specializing in Headache Medicine since 2010. She has also served on an advisory board for the National Headache Foundation.

Ms. Treppendahl is passionate about improving treatment for headache disorders through clinical research and patient education. She formed a clinical research department at The Headache Center to offer enrollment of subjects in multicenter, double blind, randomized, placebo controlled trials for new and reformulated drug therapies seeking FDA-approval. She sponsors select patients to lobby for headache research funding in person in Washington, DC at the annual Headache on the Hill event. She also speaks about headache and migraine awareness all over the state of Mississippi, both for nursing education and to advocate for awareness and education about headache disorders.


Administrative Assistant

Kate Wilkins is often the first face a patient sees upon entering The Headache Center, and she loves to greet each one personally. She always strives to provide a comforting and supportive atmosphere to every patient she encounters.

Kate graduated from Mississippi State University in 2012 with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology, and has since worked in various specialties within the medical field since graduating in 2012. She was drawn to work at The Headache Center after seeing a few good friends receive excellent treatment as patients at the Center.

Kate lives in Madison with her husband. They are expecting their first child—a son—in April, 2018. In her free time, Kate attends Pure Barre classes and loves to cook for friends and family.


Administrative Assistant

Emily’s innate desire to comfort and help those who are suffering led her early—while still in high school—to a career in the medical field, and it has become a life-long passion.

She is especially happy to be part of the team at The Headache Center because she is a migraine sufferer herself.  She finds great satisfaction in being able to assist others who are struggling with migraines as they work with The Headache Center to establish an attack plan and prevent as many migraines as possible.

She also enjoys seeing the many advances in Headache Medicine that are available through The Headache Center, and is excited about the relief these new treatments may be able to provide patients in the future.

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