HCM Strategists is a public policy advocacy and consulting firm dedicated to making a difference in the lives of students and patients. We believe that good policy ideas are created when individuals are given a voice, and that sound public policy drives progress. We strive to align, advocate for and advance such policy to improve education and health outcomes.
- We ALIGN by connecting a problem to a policy and to practice.
- We ADVOCATE by capturing attention and strengthening public will to action.
- We ADVANCE by pursuing change through finding common ground, proposing specific solutions and forging strong alliances.
Terrell Halaska, Kristin Conklin, and Michael Manganiello founded HCM in 2008 with a shared vision for change. Our team and record of effectiveness demonstrate that achieving policy change takes a combination of high-level government experience, an understanding of people’s struggles, a network of strong relationships, keen analytical and listening skills, and the relentless commitment to find fresh, creative approaches to addressing issues.