Cindy Young

Director, The CECHCR Project

Ms. Young started her career at H.E.R.E., Local 2 in San Francisco as the Director of Research in 1985. She negotiated pension and healthcare benefits for 25,000 hotel and restaurant workers in San Francisco. She served as the key trustee for the H.E.R.E, Local 2, Pension, Education and Health and Welfare Trust Funds. She provided advice and counsel to Senior Union Staff on legislation impacting healthcare and pension benefits. She developed health reform education programs for H.E.R.E. International Union and its affiliates. She developed and organized the California Northern California Labor Health Coalition, which successfully improved Kaiser’s Chiropractic and Drug/Alcohol Benefits.

For 20 years, Ms. Young served as the Senior Health Policy Advisor to California School Employees Association (CSEA). She negotiated healthcare benefits for 220,000 classified school employees and analyzed insurance renewals. She provided leadership and counsel to the CSEA management and staff on healthcare related strategies, legislation and in the delivery of healthcare training programs. She served as Labor Chair of the California Healthcare Coalition, as well as the California Education Coalition for Healthcare Reform.

  For 5 years Ms Young served as the Regulatory Policy Specialists for California Nurses Association, serving as a legislative advocate and health policy specialist. Her duties included monitoring legislation impacting registered nurses, as well as other healing arts professions. She monitored and commented on enforcement and ongoing issues with the California Department of Public Health.

 Ms. Young has served as the Senior Health Policy Advisor at JGlynn & Co for all CECHCR clients. Ms. Young currently serves as the Senior Health Policy Advisor for Minnesota Nurses Association.