As the Senior Vice President of First 5 LA’s Center for Child and Family Impact, Christina Altmayer leads First 5 LA efforts to change practices and policies and build the will of public and community organizations in LA County to achieve better outcomes for children and families. She leads four teams prioritizing the systems that most engage with young children and their families: Early Care and Education, Family Supports, Health Systems, and Communities. Christina joined First 5 LA in May of 2016 and as the Vice President of the Programs Division.
Before coming to First 5 LA, Christina served as the Executive Director of the Children and Families Commission of Orange County where she successfully led the organization through a comprehensive strategic planning and implementation process and oversaw a program funding portfolio of $35 million. In this capacity, Altmayer has helped lead several high impact efforts, including initiatives related to developmental screening and early intervention, kindergarten readiness, and oral health. Prior to this role, Altmayer was the President of Altmayer Consulting, Inc. and specialized in management consulting to public and nonprofit agencies.
In her consulting practice, she served as Project Director for the Pediatric Health Services (PHS) Program for the Orange County Children and Families Commission for 12 years. She also worked with numerous Children and Families Commissions throughout California, including First 5 LA, as well as the County of Los Angeles, on long-term financial planning, strategy development, program design and implementation, and evaluation. Altmayer earned a Bachelor of Arts in Government and Politics, and later, a Master of Arts in Public Administration from St. John’s University in New York.