NEW?ULM - Cindy Winters has joined Hearts Beat Back: The Heart of New Ulm Project (HONU) team as the new Community Programs and Public Policy Specialist, working out of the New Ulm Medical Center. Winters has a bachelor's degree in physical education and recreation from Buena Vista University, a second bachelor's degree in therapeutic recreation from the University of Northern Iowa, and a certification in health information management redesign.
Prior to joining HONU, Winters spent 10 years with the Kansas Department of Health and Environment in Topeka, Kansas. In her most recent position with the department, she was a program manager responsible for management of the Kansas Heart Disease and Stroke Prevention Program and the Arthritis Program funded by the Centers for Disease Control.
In her new position with HONU, Winters will plan, implement and evaluate community programs; lead public policy work important to building a healthy, sustainable community; and recruit and train volunteers to assist with planning, policy and programs.