Chris Yanas

Christine Yanas is the Vice President of Policy & Advocacy at Methodist Healthcare Ministries, where she is responsible for the development of the organization’s public health policies and legislative agendas. Chris is an experienced government relations professional with more than 15 years of specialized knowledge and experience in hospital and healthcare public policy. Prior to joining Methodist Healthcare Ministries, Chris served for seven years as the interim CEO and vice president of operations and advocacy at Teaching Hospitals of Texas (THOT) in Austin where she advocated on behalf of the state’s large teaching hospitals. Her career in policy work began at the state capitol as a legislative staffer for a number of rural and urban members of the Texas House of Representatives. A graduate of The University of Texas at Austin, Chris earned a Bachelor of Arts degree with a double major in English and Government.