At the end of January, Families USA recognized Berneta as their Health Care Value Advocate of the Year.
Haynes earned the award because of her exemplary work championing for better health and health care at Georgia Watch. Her work over the past year culminated in the successful passage of consumer protections for Georgians from surprise medical bills, in addition to other policy advancements in which she played a pivotal role.
“Berneta is a strong ally who is helping to level the playing field for Georgia residents,” said Lisa Hunter, Families USA’s senior director of partnerships. “Her legal advocacy work has helped ensure access to health care and clean energy to improve the health and financial well-being of low-income families and communities.”