Advisor, former Executive Director
Cindy Zeldin was the Executive Director of Georgians for a Healthy Future (GHF) from 2009 through July 2017. She now advises the organization as it transitions to a new Executive Director.
Cindy joined Georgians for a Healthy Future in 2009 as the organization’s first Executive Director. Under her leadership, GHF has played an integral role in educating consumers about their health insurance options, rights, and protections; led multi-stakeholder efforts to educate policymakers and enact consumer-friendly health policy legislation; and consistently served as a clear voice for health care consumers in the press. She was awarded the prestigious "Health Advocate of the Year" award from the national consumer health advocacy organization Families USA in 2017 in recognition of the positive impact her work has had on Georgia health care consumers.
Cindy currently serves as a consumer representative to the National Association of Insurance Commissioners (NAIC), has been appointed to and served on various state-level committees to provide consumer input including the Georgia Senate Consumer and Provider Protection Act Study Committee in 2015 and the Governor's Health Insurance Exchange Advisory Committee in 2011, and has been recognized locally for her contributions. She 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 H-STAT's Community Partner Award in 2011.
Prior to joining Georgians for a Healthy Future, Cindy held numerous positions in research and policy. She was a senior program associate in the health policy program at the New America Foundation, federal affairs coordinator for the public policy organization Demos, and worked 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 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.