Alice Ricks is a Senior Policy Analyst for HealthySteps.
Alice Ricks joined ZERO TO THREE in 2016, bringing significant experience with early childhood system-building and health care financing. In her role as Senior Policy Analyst for HealthySteps, Alice is responsible for collaborating with HealthySteps stakeholders – including providers, payers, and states – to promote long-term program sustainability through the development and implementation of innovative financing pathways. She creates business cases, analyzes state and federal funding opportunities, and develops and pursues creative payer partnerships, all with the goal of ensuring sustainable financing for existing and new HealthySteps sites.
Prior to joining ZERO TO THREE, Alice served as Executive Director of United Way of Oxford & Lafayette County. In that role, she oversaw all organizational functions, which included leading a communitywide early childhood initiative focused on promoting healthy early childhood development and ensuring school readiness for all entering kindergarteners. She has also worked as a Senior Policy Analyst for the California School-Based Health Alliance, where she developed and advocated for new financing mechanisms for school-based health services, designed and implemented the organization’s legislative outreach strategy, and spearheaded various statewide advocacy efforts to bring critical student health services to school campuses. She has also taught kindergarten and first grade in Atlanta and Chicago public school districts, respectively. Alice has a Bachelor of Arts degree in History from Yale University, a Certificate in Early Childhood Education from Georgia State University, and Masters of Public Health and Public Policy degrees from the University of California, Berkeley.