HEALTH CARE CHAMPION
Cindy is a health insurance expert who sweats the details and understands the challenges of Georgia families. She has led the fight in Georgia for better health care for nearly a decade and has committed her professional life to fighting for consumers and the changes we need to make Georgia a better place to live, work, and thrive. Last year, she received the prestigious Health Advocate of the Year award from Families USA for her work as Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, a statewide health advocacy organization.
Cindy is a leader who gets things done. Every family should have the financial security that comes from insurance when they most need it. This is why Cindy led the fight for a new Georgia law that holds insurance companies accountable for providing accurate information about doctors, hospitals, and other health care providers. Cindy also represented Georgia consumers nationally at the National Association of Insurance Commissioners.
Cindy will never be beholden to the insurance industry. She will put an end to the conflicts of interest, budget crises, and unchecked premium increases that have plagued the office for decades. Cindy has served as a nonprofit executive and worked in state government at the Georgia Department of Audits, where she made sure that Georgia’s health care programs were operating efficiently.
Cindy is a proud Democrat known for working across the aisle to get results. She has been appointed by Governor Deal and other elected officials to numerous committees and works collaboratively to protect Georgia consumers while always standing firm for what is right. Cindy has been one of the strongest and most visible advocates for expanding Medicaid in Georgia over the past five years so that all Georgians can access the health coverage they need.
COMMITTED TO COMMUNITY
Cindy has lived in Georgia for nearly 20 years and is a graduate of Emory University. She also holds graduate degrees from The George Washington University and Emory’s Rollins School of Public Health. She has received numerous honors and awards for her work on behalf of Georgians. She was featured as one of “Georgia’s 40 Under 40” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2010 and was awarded with the League of Women Voters of Georgia’s Empowerment Award in 2014.
DEVOTED WIFE AND MOTHER
Cindy and her husband, Doug, live in the Lake Claire neighborhood in Atlanta and are the proud parents of a happy, energetic 4-year-old daughter, Naomi.