Christie Herrera is vice president of state affairs and policy fellow at the Foundation for Government Accountability. In this role, Christie leads the Foundation’s on-the-ground team in turning ideas into laws. She previously led the Foundation’s Medicaid work, which in 2014 was nominated for the Atlas Network’s prestigious Templeton Freedom Award, recognizing the most exceptional and innovative contributions to the understanding of human enterprise.
Before joining FGA in 2012, Christie served as director of the Health and Human Services Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council, a nationwide, nonpartisan association of state legislators. During her seven years at ALEC, 38 states enacted model legislation drafted by ALEC’s Health and Human Services Task Force.
Christie has testified before Congress and legislative committees in 27 states. Her policy work has been covered by the New York Times, Fox News Channel, The Economist, Journal of Health Politics, Policy, and Law, and MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” among other outlets.
Christie holds a B.S. in communications studies and an M.S. in political science from Florida State University. When out of the office, Christie enjoys cheering for the two-time world champion Philadelphia Phillies, as well as the three-time national champion Florida State Seminoles.