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Author and Advocate
Gary Stein, MPH was Executive Director of Health Equity Connections & Accountable Care(HECAC), a 501(c)3 non-profit organization. HECAC worked to promote Health, Wellness and greater access to appropriate, cost-effective Healthcare for vulnerable populations and save Medicaid and Medicare millions and reduce the millions in uncompensated care to healthcare providers.
Gary's wife Monique suffers from Stickler syndrome, a rare disorder that's caused her to go blind. The Stein family have gone into debt in order to afford procedures for their daughters that would save their eyesight. The Huffington Post community donated over $30,000 to the Stein family in October to help them cope with their overwhelming medical bills.
Mr. Stein worked for decades in the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, working on HIV/STD/TB and for the Florida Department of Health in Tobacco Control Programs and the Department of Health Equity.
He also served as the Director of Public Policy for the Florida Alliance for Assistive Services and Technology (FAAST) Seeking to get Assistive and Adaptive Technology to the physically, visually and audible impaired to improve their education, chance for employment and a higher quality of life.