Rebecca Altman


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

Rebecca AltmanĀ 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 supports clients with program design, strategic planning, and development strategy, as well as a focus on leadership development to create healthier, more sustainable organizations.

Prior to joining Third Plateau, Rebecca completed her Masters in Global Health with a focus on 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, D.C. 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. She currently serves on the Board of Directors of Bay Area Community Services, which operates the largest program to end homelessness in the Bay Area through its focus on behavioral health, housing, and aging services for teens, adults, older adults, and their families.

Rebecca currently lives in Lafayette, CA 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. Rebecca is a graduate of Emory University and Karolinska Institute in Stockholm, Sweden.