Christen Smith

Christen Smith

VP, Health & Civilian Market


Christen oversees LMI’s engagement with federal customers encompassing an array of healthcare and civilian missions. She previously served as vice president of LMI’s management advisory services. As the inaugural leader of this practice, she guided its growth to include more than 600 policy analysts, project and program managers, strategic communicators, financial experts, science and technology professionals, and change management consultants. These individuals deliver solutions and services to many customers in the health and civilian market, including policy and communications support to the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services, human capital consulting to NASA, financial management support to the Department of Veterans Affairs and General Services Administration, and program management support to the U.S. Postal Service.

Prior to LMI, Christen tackled public health challenges in various roles, including implementation of community-based HIV/AIDS interventions as a Peace Corps volunteer in Ethiopia; monitoring and measuring foreign aid investment portfolios for the Global Fund to Fight AIDS, Tuberculosis, and Malaria; researching and presenting key international health issues with the U.S. Agency for International Development; and strengthening community partnerships to meet the health needs of refugee communities with the Center for Health Care Strategies.

Christen holds a bachelor’s in public health from Clemson University and a master’s in public affairs, with a certificate in health and health policy, from Princeton University.

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