On January 23, the Coalition's Chair, received the 2015 Consumer Health Advocate of the Year Award from Phillipe Villers, President and Co-Founder of Families USA. This award has been given each year since 1998 to recognize individuals who have made an "outstanding contribution on behalf of our nation's health care consumers. The award was presented to Leni in recognition of her dedicated efforts to improve the lives of Marylanders by making quality health care affordable and accessible to everyone in the state.
Ron Pollack, Executive Director said, "Nothing gets past Leni Preston. Her expertise and work ethic make her an incredible partner in the world of advocacy. I can always rely on her to be the first person to jump in with ideas, resources, and leadership on campaigns to improve health care."
Upon receiving the award she said, "It is a distinct honor to receive the 2015 Families USA Consumer Health Advocate of the Year Award. But, I share this with our entire Steering Committee - Leigh Cobb, Adrienne Ellis, Mary Lou Fox, Debra Hickman, Ellen Weber and Susan Wood. They are the Coalition's brain trust. And our work would not be possible without the expertise of our national partners including Families USA and a network of strong partners around the state. Together we are proud of Maryland's leadership role on health care reform, But there is much work to be done. We look forward to working with Governor Hogan, the new administration, and our colleagues throughout Maryland and across the country so that all people have access to the health care they need and deserve."
Read her full remarks.