Health Care Innovator Cyndy Nayer is the guest speaker at an upcoming Progressive Club of the Islands meeting. Photo provided
Health Care Innovator Cyndy Nayer is the guest speaker at an upcoming Progressive Club of the Islands meeting. Photo provided

The Progressive Club of the Islands will feature Health Care Innovator Cyndy Nayer, who will discuss the topic “Health Care in the Present and in the Future” at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 16 in the downstairs meeting room of the Sanibel Public Library.

Nayer is the founder and chief executive officer of Women Together for Action (WTF-ACTION), and one of only six U. S. Health Innovators highlighted by Ernst and Young. An award winning and slightly irreverent author, speaker, producer and gerontologist, she is also the founder and former CEO of the non-profit Center for Health Value Innovation, a community of business and payers who build evidence in value-based policy. Nayer created the data base that became the foundation for insurance coverage of pre-existing conditions, which was included in the Affordable Care Act.

As former chair of the Missouri Governor’s Council on Health, Nayer led the strategy to establish the Office of Women’s Health. She is a subject matter expert for the Health Care Blog, Managed Care Online, and has guided legislative health agendas on Capitol Hill and at the state level. Nayer has won awards for producing worksite health strategies for Fortune l00 Companies.

The May l6 meeting is free and open to the public, and everyone concerned with health care issues is invited to attend. For more information call 410-336-2612 or email demclubislands@gmail.com.