Memphis Business Group on Health
Cristie Upshaw Travis has been Chief Executive Officer of the Memphis Business Group on Health, a business coalition whose members cover over 400,000 covered lives in Memphis and Tennessee, since 1994. She supports employers by bringing them together to share solutions and provides tools for them to manage the cost and quality of their health benefits. Cristie collaborates nationally and regionally to enhance program effectiveness and achieve results across a broader footprint. Nationally, she serves on the Boards of Directors for the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions (Chair), The Leapfrog Group (Vice Chair) and the National Quality Forum (Treasurer). She also serves on key committees for the National Quality Forum, the Core Quality Measure Collaborative, and NCQA. Regionally, Cristie represents the employer perspective and lends her expertise as a member of the University of Memphis’ Masters of Health Administration Advisory Board and their Institute for Health Law and Policy. She is a former Board Chair of the Common Table Health Alliance, former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Southern College of Optometry, and serves on the Advisory Board for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Masters in Quality and Safety program. Cristie lectures on health care quality and policy, value-based payment models, and employer perspectives at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy (Healthcare Decision Analysis) and the University of Memphis School of Public Health (multiple programs). Cristie has her Masters of Science in Hospital and Health Administration from the University of Alabama at Birmingham.