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Vice President of Policy and Government Affairs
Christie Herrera is vice president of policy and government affairs. Prior to joining the Roundtable, Christie served as vice president of state affairs at the Foundation for Government Accountability (FGA). During Christie’s FGA tenure, she secured 156 policy reform wins—bills passed or executive action—in 34 states. She also 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, Christie served as director of the Health and Human Services Task Force at the American Legislative Exchange Council (ALEC). 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 & Law; and MSNBC’s “The Rachel Maddow Show,” among other outlets.
Christie holds a B.S. in communication studies and an M.S. in political science from Florida State University.
- 2019 Annual Meeting
When people have the flexibility to give how, when and where they choose, it spurs even more generosity and uplifts those who we all wish to help.
Philanthropy Roundtable President and CEO Elise Westhoff kicked off the organization’s Annual Meeting last week in Colorado Springs, Colo., with a welcome address.
The Donor Intent Hub encourages donors to think carefully about how they deploy their gifts, and provides them with useful guidelines for making sure their philanthropy accomplishes the good they intend.
Join us for Philanthropy Roundtable’s 2021 Annual Meeting Oct. 13-15 in Colorado Springs, CO. Each year we convene philanthropic decision makers committed to strengthening our free society and solving our nation's greatest problems through meaningful, effective philanthropy.
Protecting Your Legacy
A Wise Giver’s Guide to Honoring and Preserving Donor Intent
At Philanthropy Roundtable, we are concerned about how “group-based justice” is sowing division across the country. We seek to create a culture where people are judged by the content of their character and actions, and not reduced to solely their race, gender, sexual orientation or group identity qualities.