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AHCJ members return incumbents to board of directors Date: 06/17/19

June 17, 2019
Contact: Len Bruzzese, AHCJ executive director, 573-884-5606

Columbia, MO. – Six incumbents were returned to the Association of Health Care Journalism's board of directors for a term starting July 1, 2019.

Incumbents beginning a new two-year term are Jeanne Erdmann, a Missouri-based freelancer; Felice Freyer, The Boston Globe; Gideon Gil, Stat; Marlene Harris-Taylor, WVIZ/PBS Ideastream; Maryn McKenna, an Atlanta-based freelancer; and Karl Stark, The Philadelphia Inquirer.

The board members join those elected last year: Julie Appleby, M.P.H., Kaiser Health News; Carrie Feibel, NPR; Scott Hensley, NPR; Tony Leys, Des Moines Register; Ivan Oransky, M.D., Medscape; and Sabriya Rice, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of Georgia.

Board officers, selected by fellow board members will continue in their roles. They are Oransky as president, Freyer as vice president, Gil as treasurer and Appleby as secretary.

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. It is a community of about 1,500 people committed to the highest standards of reporting, writing, editing, and broadcasting in health care journalism for the general public and trade publications. The Association hosts a resource-laden website, offers numerous fellowships for journalists, conducts training to help journalists improve and advance their coverage and advocates for the free flow of information to the public. AHCJ is housed at the Missouri School of Journalism.