Marlene Harris-Taylor, a reporter and producer for WVIZ/PBS Ideastream, will join the board of directors for the Association of Health Care Journalists. She and incumbents Jeanne Erdmann, a Missouri-based freelancer; Felice Freyer, The Boston Globe; Gideon Gil, Stat; Maryn McKenna, an Atlanta-based freelancer; and Karl Stark, The Philadelphia Inquirer; will start two-year terms on July 1.
The six join the board members elected in last year’s voting: Julie Appleby, M.P.H., of Kaiser Health News; Scott Hensley, of NPR; Tony Leys, of the Des Moines Register; Ivan Oransky, M.D., of New York University and Retraction Watch; Sabriya Rice, of The Dallas Morning News; and Charlotte Sutton, of The Philadelphia Inquirer.
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Photo: Pia ChristensenAHCJ board members Sabriya Rice, Gideon Gil and Tony Leys prepare to address the membership meeting at Health Journalism 2017.
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. Continue reading
Photo: Pia Christensen/AHCJ AHCJ’s board of directors meets to discuss the organization’s accomplishments and look ahead at its April 2016 meeting in Cleveland.
Several professional category members of AHCJ have announced their candidacy for the organization’s board of directors.
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 deadline to declare candidacy for the board is noon (Central time) on June 3. Information about running for the board and instructions on how to do so is available here.
Jeanne Erdmann and Mary Shedden
Jeanne Erdmann, an independent journalist based in Missouri, and Mary Shedden, editor of Health News Florida, join four incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2015-16 board of directors.
Incumbents starting a new two-year term include AHCJ President Karl Stark, of The Philadelphia Inquirer; AHCJ Treasurer Felice J. Freyer, of The Boston Globe; Gideon Gil, of The Boston Globe; and Maryn McKenna, an Atlanta-based independent journalist.
Read more about AHCJ’s board.
The voting period for AHCJ’s board of directors will close at noon Central time today. A link to the ballot was emailed to all qualified AHCJ members.
Each year, members in AHCJ’s professional category elect members of the board. Six of the 12 director positions come up for election each year for two-year terms.
The nine candidates have offered outlines of their background and their vision for the organization. Those statements are available for members to review.