Attorney & operations consultant "Cindy" uses a client objective-oriented approach to help organizations to enhance operational effectiveness, minimize risk, and solve problems. A Martindale-Hubble AV-rated attorney board certified in labor and employment law by the Texas Board of Legal Specialization, Cindy has helped organizations and business leaders use HR, compliance, internal control, performance, discipline, compensation, insurance, & other tools to manage their people and operations-related risks for 20 years. Chair of the ABA Health Law Section Managed Care & Insurance Interest Group and RPPT Section Welfare Plan Committee on the Editorial Advisory Board of the BNA Employee Benefits CD, Cindy also has extensive experience advising employers, plans and fiduciaries, insurers, managed care plans, third party administrators and other vendors, and others about employee benefit, compensation, managed care & other insurance, & other insurance, benefit, and financial services products and programs. Cindy also advises and represents businesses and governments about emerging and proposed legislative and statutory reforms and advises and represents businesses before federal and state regulators. A prolific author & highly popular and entertaining speaker, Cindy also helps businesses to operationalize their risk management and compliance strategies by providing training, counseling, representation to businesses, officers, and directors. Her insights have been quoted by the Wall Street Journal and other prominant publications.
Loyola Law School, Loyola Marymount University
Professional Associations & Memberships
Coalition for Responsible Health Care Policy, Coalition for Patient Empowerment, American Health Lawyers Associaton, ABA Joint Committee On Employee Benefits Council, ABA RPTE Employee Benefits & Other Compensation Arrangements Chair,IRS TE/GE Council EO Vice Coordinator,Am. Health Lawyers Assoc.; State Bars Texas & Arizona, frmer Natn'l Kidney Found. of N. Tex. Board, frmer President, Alliance for Healthcare Excellence, frmer Nat'l Board and Dallas Chapter Pres., WEB Netwk of Benefits Professionals, U.S.-Mexico Chamber of Commerce, SHRM, Health Care Financial Management Assoc., WorldatWork, Texas Hospital Assoc.; American Academy of Health Care Attorneys, Inst. of Internal Auditors, Health Care Compliance Assoc.,Intn'l Pension and Employee Benefits Lawyers Assoc., Education Law Ass.,Medical Group Management Assoc., Texas Assoc. for Health Care Financial Administration, TMA, Health Information Management Society, N Tx Health Care Compliance Prof. Assn. Vice President; HCCA;
Honors and Awards
Board Certified, Labor & Employment Law, Texas Board of Legal Specialization; Martindale Hubble Preeminent Rated; Tx Bar Found. Fellow; Intn'tl Whos Who; American Bar Association (ABA) RPPT Section Empl. Benefits & Other Comp. Plans Chair; Frmr ABA Health Law Sect. Managed Care & Ins. IG Chair; Frmer Chair, Dallas Bar Association Executive Comp. & Employee Benefit Committee; Tex. Assoc. of Business past State Exec. Com., Regional Chair & Dallas Chapt. President;Patient Empowerment Board Founder & Co-Chair and Past President and Board Member, WEB Network of Benefit Professionals National Whistle-stop Speaker, Former National Board member, Former Dallas Chapter President; Speaker, Former Board Member and Continuing Education Chair, Southwest Benefits Association; Member, Speaker, Society for Human Resource Management (SHRM) former Board Member of Region IV and National Consultants Forum Board; Member, Speaker Health Care Financial Management Association;