Our people Christine ComptonPolicy Engagement Manager
Christine Compton, M.P.H., is a policy engagement manager for Voices for Healthy Kids with an expertise in nutrition policies that support the healthier communities nationwide.
Before joining Voices for Healthy Kids, Christine served as the American Heart Association’s government relations director for West Virginia from 2013-2018. She fought to protect clean indoor air policies throughout the state. She also passed CPR in Schools legislation, Shared Use Limited Liability legislation, Stroke Systems of Care legislation and a 65-cent increase in the state’s tobacco tax. She is a two-year consecutive recipient of the Award of Excellence within the Great Rivers Affiliate (serving Ohio, Kentucky, Pennsylvania, West Virginia and Delaware), has been named 2015-2016 Lobbyist of the Year, and received the 2015-2016 Rome Betts National Award of Excellence from the American Heart Association.
Christine has also worked at the American Lung Association in West Virginia, where she was the manager of the West Virginia Asthma Coalition and the founder of West Virginia’s Chronic Obstructive Pulmonary Disease (COPD) Task Force. Additionally, she was a trainer for their Freedom from Smoking and Not on Tobacco cessation programs.
Additionally, she has been active in promoting the importance of breastfeeding as a means of disease prevention and health improvement. She is the co-founder and project manager of the West Virginia Breastfeeding Alliance, as well as a key partner in several community-based organizations and grassroots advocacy groups.
Christine holds a bachelor’s degree in advertising/journalism from Marshall University and a Master of Public Health from West Virginia University. She is a certified TRX instructor and enjoys CrossFit classes, hiking and yoga. She resides in Charleston, West Virginia and is the proud mother of two amazing young people, Elena and Chase.