With over ten years of advocacy experience, Christina Clark Okarmus is leading the Alabama Campaign for Adolescent Sexual Health as Executive Director. Christina is committed to the right of young people in Alabama to receive sexual health education that is medically accurate, age-appropriate, inclusive, and free of bias and shame. She cares deeply about the ability of all people to have the knowledge, skills, and access to services to take care of their health.
Christina previously served as the Policy and Outreach Manager for the Alabama Campaign. In that role she worked primarily on policy change and training around sexual health education for Alabama’s youth. Christina has facilitated workshops and curricula trainings for youth-serving professionals and coordinated the Campaign’s annual conference, Youth Advocacy Day, and regional workshops. She has had the opportunity to travel to the Alabama State House and Washington D.C. to advocate for sexual health education for young people. Christina has worked with the Gift of Life Foundation as Interim Director of their sexual health education program, VOICES for Alabama’s Children as Outreach Coordinator, and the Alabama Birth Coalition as President of the Board of Directors. She has also held internships with various government agencies and political candidates.
Christina is a member of ADPH Family Planning Advisory Committee, Alabama Arise, Church of the Ascension, Doula Training International, League of Women Voters, and Pi Gamma Mu. She has her Master of Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
Christina Clark Okarmus, MPP