02.17.2017 / Press Release
Cindy Zeldin to Receive Families USA Health Care Advocate of the Year Award
Award Honors Leadership at “Georgians for a Healthy Future”
Washington, D.C. – Families USA announced today that Cindy Zeldin, executive director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, will be presented with this year’s Health Advocate Award in honor of her outstanding contributions on behalf of Georgia’s health care consumers.
“Under Cindy’s leadership, Georgians for a Healthy Future has launched a string of successful initiatives that educated both consumers and policy makers about the rights, protections and options offered under the Affordable Care Act,” said Ron Pollack, executive director of Families USA. “She has also been a tireless advocate on behalf of her state’s health care consumers.”
The award will be presented Friday, Feb. 17, at an awards luncheon on the second day of Families USA’s 22nd Annual Health Action Conference.
Zeldin joined Georgians for a Healthy Future in 2009 as the organization’s first Executive Director, bringing ten years of prior public policy experience to the role. She currently also serves as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC) and has served on various state-level committees.
Last year, Georgians for a Healthy Future led a successful coalition effort to enact bipartisan legislation that will improve the accuracy and usability of provider directories, one of the strongest such laws in the nation.
Zeldin was named one of Georgia’s “40 Under 40: Georgia’s Best and Brightest” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2010; recognized by the League of Women Voters of Georgia with an Empowerment Award in the area of health care in 2014; and was a recipient of Health Students Taking Action Together, Inc.’s Community Partner Award in 2011.