NYSUT Communications |
Saturday April 29 2023 3:04 PM

Mindy Heath, Health Care Professionals Member of the Year

Coming from a large union family, Mindy Heath always knew the value of being a member. And with her no-nonsense approach, she’s an ideal advocate for those who may be afraid to speak truth to power.

“I grew up knowing I wanted to work in a place that had good benefits and security, for myself and my kids,” Heath said. When she began her career as a physical therapist at SUNY Upstate Medical University, Heath quickly rose through the ranks from serving as a United University Professions delegate to being elected vice president of her chapter. Her knowledge of issues affecting SUNY hospital employees earned her a position on the UUP Negotiations Team.

Through an unprecedented global pandemic; a personal battle with breast cancer; and raising three children, Heath has continually proved her steadfast support for her union and unwavering dedication to providing high-quality care for her patients.