Christine Wiggins

Christine J. Wiggins is a public health practitioner with more than 16 years of experience in strategic planning, implementing, and facilitating community, statewide and national programs. Christine began her career working with a community-serving organization, moved to hospital administration, and eventually transitioned into public service, at both the federal and state levels. With a passion for strengthening and educating minority communities, Christine has done an extensive amount of work around partnership development and collaboration, as well as addressing health issues from an equity lens. Currently, she is the Vice President for Community Health Systems for The-Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority (FDHA). In this role, Christine is responsible for leading The FDHA’s efforts to strengthen the healthcare ecosystem in Fulton and DeKalb counties, close access and service gaps and, develop innovative strategies for improving overall health outcomes for county residents.

Prior to joining The FDHA, Christine served as a Deputy Director for the Georgia Department of Public Health, Chronic Disease Prevention Section for 6 years. During her time at DPH, she managed several program areas, as well as led and championed state efforts to develop a standardized community health worker (CHW) training and certification program. Christine also had the privilege of serving as the Health Disparities Initiatives Director for the Maryland Office of Minority Health and Health Disparities (MHHD) and a Community Outreach Advisor for the HHS Office of Minority Health (OMH). She was a contributing author/editor for the OMH National Stakeholder Strategy for Achieving Health Equity and was very instrumental in the establishment of 10 regional health equity councils across the country.

A native of Pottstown, PA, Christine received her B.A. in Health Sciences from Lincoln University (Lincoln University, PA) and a M.S. in Health Administration and in Health Education from Saint Joseph’s University (Philadelphia, PA). She is also a Master Certified Health Education Specialist (MCHES). Christine relocated to Georgia in 2015 and lives in the Atlanta metro region with her husband and four children.