Newsmaker: Cynthia M. Maleski
Notable: Maleski was named Fraternalist of the Year by the Fraternal Societies of Greater Pittsburgh, which is comprised of 17 fraternal benefit societies and nine business-associated groups representing more than 1 million members in Western Pennsylvania. The award recognizes a member of the organization who displays leadership in promoting the fraternal spirit, and who has made valuable contributions to the fraternal community.
Residence: Natrona Heights
Family: Husband of 30 years, Andrzej Groch; daughter, Elizabeth
Background: Maleski is national president of the First Catholic Slovak Ladies Association in Cleveland. She served as Pennsylvania insurance commissioner under Gov. Robert P. Casey. A practicing attorney for 30 years, Maleski is a nationally known expert in insurance law and served as the first in-house counsel at Mercy Hospital of Pittsburgh.
Education: B.A. from University of Pittsburgh, 1973, Phi Beta Kappa Summa Cum Laude; law degree from Duquesne University, 1976
Quote: “Bob Casey told me that (CHIP) was the best thing we did,” Maleski said, referring to the Children's Health Insurance Program. It served as the model of a national program under the Clinton administration, she said. “That is the accomplishment that I am most proud of because it improved children's access to health care.”
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