Writing and reporting are lifelong passions. I'm an award-winning, independent journalist with 30+ years writing for magazines, newspapers, radio and TV news, digital, PR and marketing, corporate, government, non-profit, and educational institutions . My work has appeared in national, regional and local consumer, B2B and trade outlets.
As a longtime freelancer, I handle multiple projects yet maintain a single-minded focus on the task at hand. The challenge and variety that come with different writing pursuits keep my instincts sharp and my copy fresh.
Interested? See samples of my work.
Email or call me at 516.225.9636
I mentor and train reporters:
As topic editor on aging, I create tip sheets and gather resources, data and background info to help journalists report on aging
I co-direct the Journalists in Aging fellows program, a partnership between GSA and the Journalists Network on Generations
I direct the JAWS Health Journalism Fellowship, guiding and supporting emerging journalists who want to up their health care reporting skills
Other fellowships and leadership roles:
Institute for Healthcare Improvement Journalism Fellow (2018); attending their annual conference was a unique opportunity to delve into topics like patient-centered care and age-friendly health systems.
Senior Fellow, Center for Health Policy and Media Engagement (2016-2018), George Washington University School of Nursing; focused on aging, health policy, and expanding the scope of professional voices in health reporting.
Director, Media Fellows Program, Center for Health, Media & Policy (2015-2017); mentored early-career journalists on key health care and health policy issues, helped them hone their reporting and multimedia skills through coverage of project-specific in-depth stories.
Senior Fellow, Center for Health, Media & Policy (2012-2015), Hunter College, New York; reported on aging, caregiving, women’s health, Boomers and health policy.
Columbia University Age Boom Academy Fellow (2015); I took a deep dive into common and unique issues of aging around the world with global experts.
Journalism in Aging Fellow, Gerontological Society of America and Journalist Network on Generations (2014); investigated and reported on the many facets of family caregiving in New York City.
Past board member, Journalism & Women Symposium (JAWS), an organization dedicated to supporting the professional empowerment and personal growth of women in journalism and a more accurate portrayal of the whole society.
Instructor, Empire State College, State University of New York; taught undergraduate courses in Media and Communications and graduate-level writing workshops.