Cynthia Gentilini has 31 years of experience with education, leadership, healthcare management, and public service. Prior to Green Gate, she served as the Vice President of Government Affairs at HITEC, a health information technology consulting firm, where she specialized in advocating the benefits of IT in healthcare to the U.S. Congress and state representatives.
Cynthia has worked with hospitals and nonprofit organizations to advocate for seniors with Medicare and Medicare Advantage while ensuring compliance with HIPAA regulations within the constant changes of healthcare.
Cynthia retired from public education in Flint, Michigan, after 24 years; almost 3 of those years she served as Vice President of the Board of Education. During her time on the board, Cynthia made a positive impact in improving local education as the Policy Chairman. During her tenure, Cynthia became a certified advocate for education where she specialized in creating policy, managing community and media relations, navigating legislative and regulatory terrains, and shaping public opinion about public education.
After leaving the board of education, Cynthia carried these skills with her and is now using them in her passion for healthcare. She has seen the struggles first hand of what the elderly deal with in her own family and with her aging mother. She is an advocate for change within the current healthcare system to give all seniors the life and dignity in which they all deserve.
Cynthia has a dual MBA in Healthcare Management & Leadership from Baker Center of Graduate Studies. She also has a Bachelor’s of Science degree in Health Services Administration. She is a single mother of two who enjoys spending time with her family and pets. When she has the time, she loves to garden and bake.