Memphis Business Group on Health
Cristie Upshaw Travis has been Chief Executive Officer of the Memphis Business Group on Health, a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit 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 them tools 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 Board of Directors of The Leapfrog Group (Vice Chair) and the National Quality Forum (Vice Chair). She serves on key committees for the National Quality Forum, the Core Quality Measure Collaborative, and NCQA and is the immediate past chair of the National Alliance of Healthcare Purchaser Coalitions. Regionally, Cristie is a member of the University of Memphis’ Masters of Health Administration Advisory Board, the University of Memphis Institute for Health Law and Policy, and the Advisory Board for the University of Alabama at Birmingham’s Masters in Quality and Safety program. She is a participant and former Board Chair of the Common Table Health Alliance and former Chair of the Board of Trustees of the Southern College of Optometry. Cristie lectures on health policy, health care quality, value-based payment models, and employer perspectives at the University of Southern California School of Pharmacy (Healthcare Decision Analysis) and 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.