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.

Welcome new membersPlease 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.

  • Janna Afanasjeva, independent journalist, Glenview, Ill.
  • Gina Allegretti, independent journalist, Staten Island, N.Y., @gallegre75
  • Sujata Berry, radio producer, Canadian Broadcasting Corporation: Radio One, Toronto, @sujataberry
  • Jay Bhatt, staff internist, Family Christian Health Center, ABC News medical contributor, Chicago, Ill., @bhangrajay
  • Paula Blankenship, managing editor, The Hertel Report, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • AmyJo Brown, editor, Pittsburgh, Pa., @amyjo_brown
  • Hilary Brueck, senior science and health reporter, Business Insider, New York, N.Y., @hilarx
  • Jimmy Cloutier, student, Arizona State University, Phoenix, Ariz.
  • Olivia DeLong, independent journalist, Atlanta, Ga.
  • Carmen Fanning, student, Fort Hays State University, Lees Summit, Mo.
  • Ginger Fowler, MSN ed student, East Tennessee State University, Lebanon, Tenn.
  • Jared Gendron, student, University of Missouri, Columbia, Mo.
  • Lisa Goldstein, independent journalist, Pittsburgh, Pa., @lisarati
  • Rebecca Grapevine, independent journalist, Atlanta, Ga.
  • JoAnn Greco, independent journalist, Philadelphia, Pa.
  • Miles Green, student, Walter Cronkite School of Journalism, ASU, Tempe, Ariz.
  • Crystal Hammon, independent journalist, Indianapolis, Ind.
  • Adam Hochron, associate content producer, MD/Alert, New York, N.Y., @adamhochron
  • Mary Huffman, student, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Sarepta Isaac, independent journalist, Alpharetta, Ga.
  • Dan Kendall, managing editor, Digital HealthToday, Mission Based Media Limited, Kent, England, @healthtechdan
  • Robert Kieserman, executive director, The Power of the Patient Project, Cherry Hill, N.J.
  • Kevin Kunzmann, managing editor, MJH Life Sciences, Georgetown, Del., @NotADoctorKevin
  • Phillip Longman, senior editor, Washington Monthly, Washington, D.C., @longmanPhil
  • Mary Love, independent journalist, Columbia, Md.
  • Jane Metcalfe, CEO, writer, NEO.LIFE, Berkeley, Calif.
  • Julia Métraux, independent journalist, Watertown, Mass., @metraux_julia
  • Laura Ninger, independent journalist, Rutherford, N.J.
  • Judith Packer-Tursman, independent journalist, Takoma Park, Md.
  • Angela Phillips, MSN, BA, RN, NEA-BC, Emmett, Idaho
  • Emma Robinson, student, University of Georgia, Athens, Ga.
  • Venus Sanchez, health writer, HealthiNation, New York, N.Y.
  • Rebecca Schwartz, community engagement manager, Somatic Experiencing International, Longmont, Colo.
  • Elaine Shelly, independent journalist, Riverdale, Ga., @Elaine5712
  • Danielle Sinay, student, Columbia University, Brooklyn, N.Y., @daniellesinay
  • Jacqueline Stenson, Independent Journalist, Glendale, Calif.
  • Catherine Sweeney, health reporter, StateImpact Oklahoma, Oklahoma City, Okla., @cathjsweeney
  • Ruth Thaler-Carter, independent journalist, St. Louis, Mo., @writerruth
  • Shari Weisenfeld, medical director, Rosh Review, Trumbull, Conn.
  • Sandy West, independent journalist, Kingwood, Texas, @_sandywest
  • Lydia Wheeler Davenport, senior legal reporter, Bloomberg Law, Alexandria, Va., @WheelerLydia
  • Farah Yousry, health equity reporter, WFYI Side Effects Public Media, Indianapolis, Ind., @Farah_Yousrym

If you haven’t joined yet, see what member benefits you’re missing out on: Access to more than 50 journals and databases, tip sheets and articles from your colleagues on how they’ve reported stories, conferences, workshops, online training, reporting guides and more. Join AHCJ today to get a wealth of support and tools to help you.

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