About AHCJ: General News

New AHCJ board seated for 2011-12 Date: 07/15/11

July 18, 2011


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

Current board of directors

Gideon Gil, the health and science editor at The Boston Globe, joins five incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists' 2011-12 board of directors.

Incumbents starting a new two-year term include Felice Freyer of The Providence (R.I.) Journal,  Carla K. Johnson of The Associated Press, independent journalist Maryn McKenna, Charles Ornstein of ProPublica and Karl Stark of The Philadelphia Inquirer. Independent journalist Andrew Holtz, a longtime board member and former interim executive director, chose not to run for re-election.

Gil has served on AHCJ's membership committee for two years, helping to shape new rules to reflect recent changes in journalism while ensuring AHCJ remains an organization of journalists.

Gideon Gil
Gideon Gil

He has overseen print and online coverage of health care, medicine, science, and the environment at The Boston Globe since 2003. Before that, he worked for 19 years as a medical reporter and an editor at The Courier-Journal in Louisville, Ky., where he was part of the team that won a 1989 Pulitzer Prize for coverage of a bus crash that killed 27 people.

The newly seated board members join those elected last year for two-year terms: Julie Appleby and Phil Galewitz of Kaiser Health News, Ivan Oransky of Reuters Health, Trudy Lieberman of Columbia Journalism Review and freelancer Irene Wielawski .

In the coming days, the board will select its officers for the next term.

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.