Memorials, 0520 ALBJ, 81 The Alabama Lawyer 192 (2020)

AuthorCindy Frances Myers, Abner Riley Powell III
PositionVol. 81 3 Pg. 192


Vol. 81 No. 3 Pg. 192

Alabama Bar Lawyer

May, 2020

Cindy Frances Myers, Abner Riley Powell III

Cindy Frances Myers

Cindy Myers passed away quietly in her own home on November 19,2019, after a short battle with pancreatic cancer. She is survived by her parents, Sondra Pfeiffer of Birmingham and Dr. Gary Myers of Rochester, NY, and three nieces, Elizabeth Hyatt, Victoria Bridges, and Emma Bridges.

Cindy grew up in Boston, Rochester, and Birmingham. She graduated with a BS in psychology from the University of Alabama at Birmingham (UAB) and then obtained a master's degree in counseling from UAB and became a licensed professional counselor. She next completed a Juris Doctorate from the Birmingham School of Law and became a member of the Alabama State Bar. She loved learning and went on to become a certified case manager, a diplomate of the American Board of Quality Assurance and Utilization Review Physicians, and a certified trainer in mental health first aid. In 1990, she began working with the Jefferson-Blount-St. Clair Mental Health/Mental Retardation Authority.

In 1998, she joined Behavioral Health Systems, Inc. as director of quality assurance. She joined Cigna-Health Spring in 2008 and advanced from a community-based care coordinator to a health services manager II, behavioral health. Cindy was most notably known at Cigna for building the Behavioral Health Case Management department. She helped start the team and handpicked all the BH case managers, established all the workflows and policies, and ensured her customers' needs were met to the best of her team's ability. Cindy was extremely loyal and never missed an opportunity to brag about her team. She was a leader in every sense of the word, and her dealings with her team went far beyond the typical manager-employee relationship. Shortly before her illness, she was the recipient of a Cigna CEO's Champions award.

Cindy was beloved by her family and colleagues. She was an inspiration to all and will be missed. The world is a better place for her example and time with us.

Abner Riley Powell III

After a valiant fight against lung cancer, Ab Powell III succumbed to the cancer and infection of this mortal world. Ab was born May 3,1943 and passed away on August 21, 2019.

Abwasa 1961 graduate of Andalusia High School. He attended the University of Alabama on a golf scholarship. He graduated Powell from the University...

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