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About AHCJ: General News

New AHCJ board seated for 2013-14 Date: 07/22/13

July 22, 2013

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE

Contact: Len Bruzzese, AHCJ executive director, 573-884-5606

Current board of directors

Six incumbents won re-election to the Association of Health Care Journalists' 2013-14 board of directors.

The re-elected board members are Felice J. Freyer of The Providence (R.I.) Journal; Gideon Gil of The Boston Globe; Carla K. Johnson of The Associated Press; Maryn McKenna, an independent journalist based in Atlanta; Charles Ornstein of ProPublica and Karl Stark of The Philadelphia Inquirer.

They join Ivan Oransky, M.D., of MedPage Today;  Julie Appleby, M.P.H., of  Kaiser Health News; Phil Galewitz of  Kaiser Health News, Scott Hensley o f NPR; Andy Miller of Georgia Health News and Irene Wielawski, an independent journalist based in Pound Ridge, N.Y.

Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members for the association board of directors. (Associate and allied members cannot run for election or cast ballots.)

Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms. Incumbent board members are allowed to run for re-election.

The Association of Health Care Journalists is an independent, nonprofit organization dedicated to advancing public understanding of health care issues. Its mission is to improve the quality, accuracy and visibility of health care reporting, writing and editing. AHCJ is housed at the Missouri School of Journalism.