Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

About Andrew Smiley

Andrew Smiley is the executive director of AHCJ and its Center for Excellence in Health Care Journalism. He is an assistant professor of professional practice at the Missouri School of Journalism. Smiley comes to AHCJ from a sports broadcasting background, including nearly a decade at the Golf Channel/NBC Sports and a decade at ESPN, where he won an Emmy.

Please welcome these new professional and student members to AHCJ.

All new members are welcome to stop by this post’s comment section to introduce themselves.

  • Leila Barghouty, independent journalist, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Aaliyah Bowden, student, North Carolina Central University, Jacksonville, N.C. (@AaliyahCBowden)
  • Shoshannah Buxbaum, student, Newmark Graduate School of Journalism student, Mendham, N.J. (@Shoshannah_Bux)
  • Arefa Cassoobhoy, senior medical director, WebMD, Atlanta (@ArefaMD)
  • Catie Clark, staff writer, Idaho Business Review, Boise, Idaho
  • Jamie Ducharme, staff writer, Time Magazine, Brooklyn, N.Y. (@Jamie_Ducharme)
  • Gus Fischer, student, Craig Newmark Graduate School of Journalism at City University of New York, Congers, N.Y.
  • Marye Stuart Greer, student, University of Georgia, Houston, Texas (@maryestuart1)
  • Adrienne Hand, independent journalist, Bethesda, Md. (@adrienne_hand)
  • Jessie Hellmann, health care reporter, The Hill, Washington, D.C. (@Jhellmann)
  • Laura McCallum, interim editor, health & caregiving, Next Avenue, Twin Cities PBS, Chaska, Minn. (@LauraMcCallumB)
  • Craig McCrohon, director, Policy Data Institute, Chicago
  • Marty Munson, health director, Men’s Health, New York (@trieverything)
  • William Newlin, student, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga. (@w_newlin)
  • Patty Nieberg, reporter/Report for America fellow, Associated Press/Report for America, Denver (@pattynieberg)
  • Kathryn Rutz, web writer, Rural Health Information Hub, Grand Forks, N.D.
  • Julie Schneider, student, City University of New York, Brooklyn, N.Y.
  • Andrew Smiley, executive director, Association of Health Care Journalists, Columbia, Mo.
  • Sarah True, reseach anaylst, Kaiser Family Foundation, Silver Spring, Md. (@truesarahR)
  • Charlotte West, independent journalist, Camano Island, Wash. (@szarlotka)
  • Austin Whittall, independent journalist, Florida, Buenos Aires (@austinzen)
  • Deanna Williams, independent journalist, Sarasota, Fla.
  • Veronica Zaragovia, health care reporter, WLRN, Aventura, Fla. (@verozaragovia)
  • Devon Zwald, student, Grady College of Journalism and Mass Communication, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.

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1 thought on “Welcome AHCJ’s newest members

  1. Laura McCallum

    Hello – I’m excited to join AHCJ in this crucial time in health care journalism. This work is more important than ever, as people rely on us for factual health reporting. I’m a longtime journalist who’s now editing health and caregiving stories for the nation’s first and only public media website for readers 50+.

    Laura McCallum

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