Christina Hartman, MPH, is a DC-based policy and advocacy expert with a background in building alliances. Christina leads policy and advocacy efforts to advance the development of treatment and diagnostic opportunities for rare disease patients at the EveryLife Foundation. She is experienced in elevating the voices of patients, parents, scientists and clinicians to have a positive impact on health and nutrition policy. Christina worked with staff and member leadership at the American College of Cardiology to develop an agenda for improving cardiovascular health outcomes. At the Pew Charitable Trusts, she worked with a broad range of partners to advance legislative goals that incentivize the development of new antibiotic drugs. Prior to that, she served as an analyst at the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta and in the Office of the Secretary for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS) in Washington, D.C. Christina served as Project Officer for a Cooperative Agreement between HHS and the World Health Organization. She has also worked in the food and beverage industry, including at the Beer Institute, where she pursued outcomes favorable to industry on a wide range of domestic and international public health and policy issues. Christina was attracted to the opportunity to build and lead an advocacy team at the EveryLife Foundation in Washington, DC based on her own experience with the diagnostic odyssey with her youngest daughter, Charlotte.