Cindy Zeldin, Executive Director
Cindy Zeldin is the Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future, a non-profit organization that advocates for access to quality, affordable health care for all Georgians through public education and outreach, coalition building, and public policy advocacy. Cindy joined Georgians for a Healthy Future as founding Executive Director in 2009 and brought ten years of experience in health policy to the role. Her previous positions include working as a senior program associate in the health policy program at the New America Foundation, a national think tank; as federal affairs coordinator for the public policy organization Demos; and working within state government at the Georgia Department of Audits, where she was part of a team that conducted program audits of health care programs in the state. She also currently serves as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), was appointed to and served on the Governor’s Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Committee in 2011, and was named one of Georgia’s “40 Under 40: Georgia’s Best and Brightest” by Georgia Trend magazine in 2010. Cindy also serves as a volunteer on several advisory committees and boards, including on the Healthy Mothers Healthy Babies Coalition of Georgia Public Affairs Committee, the Partner Up for Public Health Advisory Board, the Georgia Health Information Network board, and the United Way of Metropolitan Atlanta’s Health Access Leadership Council. She holds an MPH from the Rollins School of Public Health at Emory University, an MA from the George Washington University, and a BA from Emory University.
Amanda Ptashkin, Outreach & Advocacy Director
Amanda Ptashkin is the Outreach and Advocacy Director for Georgians for a Healthy Future. Prior to moving to Georgia, she spent several years in Pennsylvania working as the State Health Alliances and Grassroots Director for Pennsylvania and Delaware with the American Heart Association. Amanda is a licensed attorney with a passion for health policy and advocacy. Her biggest successes and highest moments came when legislators saw beyond political divisions and came together to advance basic human rights. Before attending Widener University School of Law in Delaware, Amanda was an undergraduate at New York University and majored in Politics and minored in Health Policy. She believes her strong educational background in law, politics and health policy has equipped her with a keen analytical mind that thrives on advocacy and the promotion of access and equity.
Board of Directors
Harry J. Heiman, Chair
Director of Health Policy, The Satcher Health Leadership Institute
Assistant Professor, Department of Family Medicine, Morehouse School of Medicine
Julie Edelson, Vice Chair
Centers for Disease Control and Prevention
Jeffery Graham, Secretary
Georgia Equality and the Equality Foundation of Georgia
Marci Thomas, Treasurer
Principal and Director of Quality Control
Allyson W. Burroughs
Vice President, Marketing
Xerox State Healthcare, LLC
Associate Clinical Professor, and Co-Director of the HeLP Legal Services Clinic
Georgia State University College of Law
Iris Z. Feinberg
Doctoral Candidate, Health Communications
Georgia State University
Chief Executive Officer
Hayslett Group LLC
Jon W. Wollenzien, Jr
Chief Executive Officer
Palmetto Health Council, Inc.
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