COLUMBIA, Mo. — The AHCJ board of directors has elected new officers who will serve two-year terms beginning Oct. 1.
Felice J. Freyer was elected president. She has served as vice president since 2017 and has chaired AHCJ’s Right to Know Committee since 2009, spearheading the committee’s efforts to intervene and speak out when reporters encounter obstacles to information. The committee has sponsored two membership surveys, met with HHS public affairs officials to push for greater transparency, held yearly workshops, and established a portal for tracking and responding to information blockades. As a health care reporter for The Boston Globe, she has covered almost every aspect of health and medicine, with a focus on mental health and addiction. During the pandemic she embedded at a hospital ICU, revealed the plight of COVID-19 “long-haulers” and tracked the vaccine roll-out. Previously, she was the medical writer for The Providence (R.I.) Journal. Follow her on Twitter at @felicejfreyer. Continue reading