Christie R. Boutte, PharmD, RPh

National Association of Chain Drug Stores

Christie Boutte is the Senior Vice President of State Strategic Affairs and Advocacy at the National Association of Chain Drug Stores where she is responsible for the development and implementation of federal and state legislative and regulatory policy related to the Medicaid and Medicare programs affecting the retail chain community pharmacy industry. In 2015, Christie joined the University of Illinois, Chicago, as an Adjunct Professor in the Department of Medical Education Masters of Science in the Patient Safety Leadership Program.

Christie formerly served as a Clinical Program Manager with CIGNA HealthCare. She has also served as a Pharmacist/Health Insurance Specialist with the Center for Medicare & Medicaid Services (CMS) where she focused on medication management quality measure development and Medicaid Drug Rebate Policy for which she received the 2003 CMS’s Administrator’s Achievement Award. Prior to joining CMS, she practiced pharmacy in the community setting at CVS, Walgreens, Rite Aid, and Walmart. Christie earned her Doctorate of Pharmacy from Xavier University in Louisiana College of Pharmacy and maintains current pharmacy licenses in Louisiana, Virginia and Maryland.