Name: Christina Becker
Title: Health Policy and Program Associate
Time at APHSA: Five months
Life Before APHSA: I worked for two years as a clerk at Fairfax County General District Court in Northern Virginia. There, I was an assistant to the 11 judges of the court, and I handled all mental health paperwork, ranging from civil commitments to psychological evaluations in criminal cases. Working with the judges was always fun (I found, through various clerking opportunities at various courts, that there is no such thing as a boring judge), but involved a lot of firefighting. Before my work at the court, I studied law and health care compliance at the Mitchell Hamline School of Law in St. Paul, Minnesota.
Priorities at APHSA: Because of my degree and previous work experience, I was hired to be a part of APHSA's National Collaborative for Integration of Health and Human Services (NC). I am assisting Megan Lape, the director of the NC, to conduct research and analysis of health policy, funding opportunities, and cross=programmatic metrics and measures to further enable coordinated service delivery across health and human service programs. Once I am settled in, I will...