At work on nonfiction book about aquifers and inner lives.
Editor-in-Chief and Publisher, Crosscut.com
December 2012-July 2015
Responsible for editorial vision and fundraising for small, non-profit digital news organization. Led small edit staff and large stable of freelance contributors in award-winning coverage of state and local politics, culture and technology. Oversaw major site redesign, used events and enhanced social media presence to raise organization’s profile and boost community engagement.
Author, Editor, Consultant
January 2011-December 2012
Published An American River, environmental memoir about growing up along New Jersey’s Passaic River.
Editing, writing and editorial consulting for computer game company Valve Software, Inc. and other media clients.
Executive Editor, Grist.org
Led team of ten writers, editors and designers who served up timely environmental news and analysis with humor and attitude. Drove shift in editorial emphasis, away from the “problem” of climate change and towards a more solution-oriented, urban focus.
Writer, Editor, Consultant
September 2005-January 2010
Designed and delivered workshops to help journalists at Lee Enterprises, Inc. properties more effectively integrate newspaper and web products.
Provided editorial programming and organizational guidance for Revolution Health Group.
Worked on nonfiction book about New Jersey’s Passaic River.
VP of Programming, HealthTalk, Inc.
March 2004-August 2005
Reorganized and led 20-member team of editorial producers, audio and software engineers, designers, event coordinators and support staff that created live and pre-recorded patient education programs in a variety of in-person, web and broadcast formats.
Writer, Editor, Consultant
July 2001-March 2004
Contributed essays, features, technical editing and project management to Fulcrum Press, WGBH Interactive, AARP, MedicOne Foundation, HealthTalk.com, The Stranger, The Seattle Times and other companies and publications.
Senior Vice President of Programming and General Manager, OnHealth Network Company
August 1999-December 2000.
Turned balkanized edit, design, technology, e-commerce and personalization teams into cohesive unit that made OnHealth the #1 health website for nine months running. Managed transition after OnHealth’s purchase by WebMD.
Executive Producer, ABCNEWS.com
April 1998-July 1999
Led 75-member team in award-winning coverage of breaking news and the creation of interactive, multimedia features and special reports on Bosnia, Columbine, Monica Lewinsky and Election ’98.
Managing Producer, ABCNEWS.com
October 1996-April 1998
Editorial director for launch of ABCNEWS.com business, science, technology, travel, sports, entertainment, health and lifestyle channels. Led 25-member staff in interactive coverage of breaking news and features, including Mars Pathfinder mission and Dow 10K.
January 1995-October 1996
Founding News Editor for Mr. Showbiz.com, the first on-line entertainment magazine.
Staff writer covering the arts, medicine, health care reform, AIDS and women’s issues.
New York Woman Magazine
As contributing editor, wrote the first regular sports column in a women’s magazine.
Researcher, reporter, and writer in the science, sports, health, and education sections. Member of team that produced first Newsweek AIDS cover; helped coordinate 1984 Olympics coverage.
Inside Sports Magazine
Researcher responsible for fact-checking monthly gambling and television columns, and other features.
Savannah River Ecology Laboratory
Algae specialist on 11-member, EPA-funded research team that designed computer models to track carcinogens in stream systems.
Bowling Green State University
Graduate teaching assistant for introductory and advanced biology classes.
Rockland Research Institute
Research assistant on studies into effects of antidepressant drugs on the sleep patterns of rats and human subjects. Also contributed papers, articles, and signage to The American Naturalist, The Canadian Journal of Botany, Redbook, Woman’s Day, Family Life, Good Housekeeping, Outside, New Mexico Magazine, International Wildlife, Baseball Digest and the New York Aquarium’s penguin exhibit.
BS Biology Marymount College, Tarrytown, New York 1974
MS Aquatic Ecology Bowling Green State University, Bowling Green, Ohio 1978