Cindy Heine, CEBS
With over 30 years of experience in the healthcare industry, Cindy has held administrative and executive level positions with some of the Gulf South's most prominent faith-based healthcare entities, first with Mercy Medical in Daphne, Alabama, and later, the Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady (FMOL) Health System headquartered in Baton Rouge, LA. Cindy gained invaluable experience during her tenure as FMOL's Vice President of Mission Integration with leveraging an organization's history as well as its core ideology - its mission, vision and core values - to better inform current day realities. Such current day realities are often complex issues facing organizations and business owners alike. A prime example is how to fairly and creatively establish a strategically relevant and affordable "people" focus. This includes everything from group health insurance offerings to wellness benefits to developing an organization's talent. The need to identify and address such concerns serves as the foundation for the solutions Associated Benefits provides today.
Cindy has served on the board of Associated Benefits since the company's creation in 1998. In 2007, she began full time employment with Associated Benefits as its Vice President, Operations and was named President of Associated Benefits Consulting in 2009. She holds a Master of Business Administration Degree from Louisiana State University, as well as a designation as a Group Benefits Associate from the University of Pennsylvania, Wharton School of Business in conjunction with the International Foundation of Employee Benefits. She is a member in the International Society of Certified Employee Benefit Specialists (CEBS).