Rebecca Altman


Social Innovation Strategist. Meditation maven. Cooking Creative. Empathy Enthusiast. Californiafied Carolinian.

Rebecca Altman is Director at Third Plateau, where she leverages her experience in social entrepreneurship and public health to support a variety of philanthropic and nonprofit clients. Rebecca’s work at Third Plateau spans program design for social impact organizations, strategic planning and development strategy, as well as development of tools and resources to support long-term organizational health.

Prior to joining Third Plateau, Rebecca completed her Masters in Global Health at Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden with a focus in maternal and child health, and was advisor and director of strategy for Lumen Behavior until 2016, a social impact firm in Stockholm, Sweden. Rebecca previously worked for Ashoka in the Washington DC headquarters and played a key role in the launch of Ashoka Scandinavia throughout Sweden, Norway, and Denmark. Through her time at Ashoka, she has broad experience selecting, supporting, and mobilizing collaborations between social entrepreneurs around the world and building the field of social entrepreneurship in new contexts. Prior to Ashoka, Rebecca helped to roll out the first programs in Brazil for Miraclefeet, a maternal and child health nonprofit supporting inclusive clubfoot treatment globally.

Rebecca currently lives in San Francisco with her husband, Alex, and spends her free time doing yoga, exploring new hiking trails, reading about public health innovations, cooking, and running. Born in San Francisco, Rebecca grew up in North Carolina and is a Tar Heel at heart.