Christina Altmayer

Christina Altmayer, MPA

Principal

Los Angeles, CA

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Christina Altmayer is a senior executive with vast experience and success leading public agencies dedicated to early childhood. Her work has focused on policy and system changes to better serve the needs of children in both the healthcare and early education spaces.

She joins HMA after leading high-impact efforts to implement and expand maternal and pediatric early intervention services as the senior vice president of the Center for Children and Family Impact for First 5 LA. In this capacity she oversaw over $90 million in programmatic investments focused on family supports, community engagement, early care and education, and health systems with a focus on policy and systems change. She led the development of First 5 LA’s 2020-28 Strategic Plan and pioneered innovative financing strategies to sustain priority maternal and child interventions, including partnerships with Medi-Cal managed care organizations.

Previously, Christina served as executive director of First 5 Orange County where she led the organization through a comprehensive strategic planning and implementation process and oversaw an annual program portfolio of $35 million. She led several high impact efforts, including initiatives related to developmental screening and early intervention, kindergarten readiness, and oral health and innovative financing strategies to sustain important services for children and families. Christina worked closely with CalOptima, Children’s Hospital of Orange County and community organizations to implement innovative financing strategies to support early childhood investments.

A seasoned consultant, she helmed her own management consulting organization helping non-profit, public, and private organizations with long-term financial planning, strategy development, program design and implementation, performance management, and evaluation. Christina launched her career in consulting at Ernst & Young, serving as a senior manager supporting public and private clients.  During her consulting tenure, she was the author of multiple articles on performance-based management and was a frequent instructor and presenter on this topic.

Christina earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in government and politics and a Master of Arts in public administration from St. John’s University in New York.