Christina Clark Okarmus is the Executive Director of the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. In her work she travels extensively throughout Alabama providing statewide leadership on the issue of teen pregnancy prevention through collaboration, education, training and advocacy.
Christina previously served as the Policy and Outreach Manager for the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy prior to becoming the Executive Director. She works primarily on advocacy around sexual health education for Alabama’s youth through policy and training.has facilitated workshops and curricula trainings for youth-serving professionals and coordinated the Campaign’s annual conference and regional workshops. She has had the opportunity to travel to Washington D.C. and the Alabama legislature to advocate for sexual health education for young people. Christina is also directly responsible for Alabama Campaign communications. Prior to working with the Alabama Campaign, Christina worked as Outreach Coordinator for VOICES for Alabama’s Children, and held internships with various government agencies and political candidates.
Christina became interested in focusing her professional career on reproductive health while in graduate school. Her graduate research paper, Social Determinants of Prenatal Care, enamored her to maternal and infant health. She previously served as President of the Alabama Birth Coalition, where she led grassroots efforts to engage diverse populations in improving birth in Alabama. Christina is also a Certified Doula (CD) through Doula Trainings International (DTI) in Auburn and Montgomery, as well as a certified GentleBirth childbirth instructor.
Christina has her Masters of Public Policy from the University of Northern Iowa and her Bachelor of Science in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.