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New AHCJ board to be seated July 1 Date: 06/03/16

June 3, 2016


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

Columbia, MO. – Sabriya Rice, a health reporter and producer, joined five incumbents in being seated on the Association of Health Care Journalists’ 2016-17 board of directors.

Incumbents starting a new term include Julie Appleby, M.P.H.; Scott Hensley; Tony Leys; Ivan Oransky, M.D., and Charlotte Sutton.

The six journalists were the only ones to declare their candidacy in time to run for the six open spots, precluding the need for an election. Independent journalist Irene Wielawski chose not to run for re-election. The new term of office will begin July 1.

Sabriya Rice
Sabriya Rice

Rice will start a new job as a health business reporter at The Dallas Morning News this month. She has spent the past few years writing about quality and safety at Modern Healthcare. Before that, she was a health producer with CNN for eight years. She was a member of the inaugural class of AHCJ Fellows on Comparative Effectiveness Research in 2015.

The board members join those elected last year for two-year terms: AHCJ President Karl Stark, of The Philadelphia Inquirer; AHCJ Treasurer Felice J. Freyer, of The Boston Globe; Jeanne Erdmann, an independent journalist based in Missouri ; Gideon Gil, of The Boston Globe; Maryn McKenna, an Atlanta-based independent journalist and Mary Shedden, news director of WUSF Public Media.

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.