Cristie is Co-CEO of HealthCareTN, a new, Tennessee statewide coalition formed by the merger of Memphis Business Group on Health and HealthCare 21 Business Coalition. She earned her Master of Science degree in Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham. She launched her career serving in health administrative and planning positions in Tupelo, Miss., and Tuscaloosa, Ala. and was a consultant to continuing care retirement communities, hospitals, and physicians with Ernst & Whinney and The Moore Group. Cristie serves on several national boards and commissions. She is a former member of the Board of Governors for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions and a former Chair. She is now serving in her fourth term on the Board of Directors for The Leapfrog Group, and is a former Chair and Vice Chair. Cristie is Chair of the Board of the National Quality Forum, and served as Chair of their Consensus Standards Approval Committee and was Co-Chair of their Measures Application Partnership Hospital Workgroup. She serves on the NCQA Employer Advisory Committee, the steering committee for the Core Quality Measure Collaborative. Her leadership in Tennessee includes being former Chair of the Board of Trustees for the Southern College of Optometry; a member of the community advisory board for the University of Memphis's Masters in Health Administration Program; former Chair of the Common Table Health Alliance; a former member of the Deans Advisory Council for the University of Memphis School of Public Health; former President of the Board of Volunteer Memphis; former Vice Chair of Lifeblood; former member of the National Technical Advisory Panel for the Midsouth eHealth Alliance, and a former officer of the Greater Memphis Employee Benefits Council. She also serves on the advisory council for the Better Health Coalition. She lectures at the University of Southern California's Masters in Healthcare Decision Analysis program and University of Memphis Fogelman School of Business and School of Public Health.