Program Implementation

Altarum seeks to be a disruptor—fostering population health innovation nationwide. Our success starts with our experts' drive and their deep domain expertise in public health and health care delivery. Let us help you deliver more efficient and impactful programs.

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Carley Kirk

Carley Kirk  - MS

Deputy Director, Population Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal and Child Health
  • Clinical Quality Improvement
  • Public Health IT Solutions

Carley Kirk has 15 years of experience managing large quality improvement initiatives focused on maternal and child health, including a CMS-funded program in Michigan that resulted in one million low-income children receiving access to preventive oral health services. She specializes in advancing population health through programmatic and technology implementation, policy development, and leading health care demonstrations of innovative approaches that advance care. Carley holds a master’s degree in health education from the University of Michigan.

Sheryl Mathis

Sheryl Mathis  - MSW, MPH

Senior Director, Community Health

Areas of Expertise
  • Maternal and Child Health 
  • Program Implementation and Technical Assistance  
  • Qualitative Research and Evaluation Methodologies 

Sheryl Mathis leads a portfolio of community health and well-being programs, from maternal and child health (MCH), behavioral health and substance use disorder, to food and nutrition and sexual health. Sheryl has 20 years of experience managing and advancing programs administered by HRSA, the Maternal and Child Health Bureau, and state health agencies, including multi-year, cross-disciplinary initiatives to strengthen the diversity and capacity of the MCH workforce; and strategic initiatives to maximize health improvements through cross-organization collaboration. Sheryl holds a MSW in program administration and an MPH in population and family health from Columbia University.