Dr. Crystal Andrea Riley


Crystal A. Riley, PharmD, MHA, MBA is the Deputy Director of Government Policy & Reimbursement for Baxter Healthcare Corporation in Washington, DC. In her role, she is responsible for all policy stakeholder engagement activities for Baxter’s US acute care biosurgery and medical product franchises in addition to managing the company’s health information technology and quality and performance measurement policy issues. She is also the lead lobbyist on healthcare disparities and multicultural outreach, for which she received an award in 2018.

Along with her work at Baxter, Dr. Riley teaches courses part-time in the Health Sciences department at Grand Canyon University and acts as a preceptor for fourth-year pharmacy students.

Dr. Riley earned her Doctor of Pharmacy from Howard University in Washington, DC, and dual master’s degrees in Healthcare Administration and Business through the University of Maryland. In addition to her academic degrees, Crystal is also a Certified Professional in Health Information Management Systems (CPHIMS), a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality (CHPQ), a registered and certified immunization pharmacist, and holds a Green Belt in Lean Six Sigma processes.

Outside of work, Dr. Riley is a small business owner (cppconnect.com); an avid runner and tennis player; novice golfer; serves as the health committee chair for the National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Prince George’s County, Maryland Chapter; is the legislative committee chair for the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America Board of Directors; and is an active member of the Prince George’s County Medical Reserve Corps.

Myra Tucker