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AHLA Announces Cynthia Y Reisz as New President-Elect Designate

  • April, 18, 2019

The Board of Directors of the American Health Lawyers Association (AHLA) announced today that Cynthia Y. Reisz has been selected as the new President-Elect Designate.

As President-Elect Designate, Ms. Reisz will play a key role in guiding the Association’s finances and educational programming leading up to her term as President, which will begin July 1, 2021. Ms. Reisz has served on AHLA’s Board of Directors since 2013, the Physician Organizations Law Institute Planning Committee from 2010-2013, Vice Chair and Chair of the Physician Organizations Practice Group from 2001-2010, and most recently served as the Chair of the Practice Group Board Committee. Ms. Reisz has also spoken frequently at in-person programs and contributed significantly to AHLA’s publications, as well as served in other pertinent AHLA leadership roles over her years of service to the Association.

“We are excited that Cindy was selected and that she is willing to continue to serve the Association in this new capacity,” said Marilyn Lamar, AHLA Board President. “She is a service-oriented legal professional with abundant knowledge and skill in areas of health law transactions and regulatory compliance. Her leadership experience within her firm and throughout her time at AHLA will serve the Association and our members well.”

David S. Cade, Executive Vice President and Chief Executive Officer of AHLA, agrees, “Cindy has done so much for the Association already and we are fortunate to have someone with her skill set joining the Association’s Presidential line. Her knowledge and leadership will continue to advance our strategic goals to deliver exceptional content while being more member-centric and efficient.”

Ms. Reisz is a Member at Bass, Berry & Sims, where she also serves on the Executive Committee, which oversees firm strategy, including diversity, culture and firm growth and performance. Her extensive knowledge of the healthcare industry and its regulatory framework allows her to serve healthcare providers nationally with her more than 32 years of transactional and operational experience. Ms. Reisz always strives to provide valuable and efficient guidance for her clients and will use these strengths to lead the Association.

Ms. Reisz received her B.A. from Vanderbilt University, magna cum laude, and went on to receive her J.D. at Vanderbilt Law School, Order of the Coif. She also holds membership with the American Bar Association, Sections on Business Law and Health Law.