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  Jackie Fishman
Professional/Personal Overview
  During my more than 20 years writing about health care and medical topics for both consumer and medical professional audiences, I have developed specialties in:
* Healthy eating, vitamins and supplements
* Veterans and military health issues
* Celiac disease and gluten intolerance
* Health insurance
* Personal finance and affordable housing
*womens and childrens health issues

I have written and edited for newspapers like the Fresno Bee, newsletters, web sites, brochures and annual reports. I am experienced in media relations with specific reporter contacts with beats in the business and policy of health insurance and medical topics.

I also contribute regularly to AskMissA, a national blog that connects the worlds of charity and style. Topics for this client range from charity events to restaurant and event reviews and celebrity interviews.
Work Info
Copy Editor 10 Years
Writer 15 Years
Public Relations/Communications/Media Relations 20 Years
Environment & Nature 1 Year
Personal Finance 1 Year
Health 20 Years
Total Media Industry Experience
20 Years
Media Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Askmissa.com (11+), News Generation (11+), Wilderness50 (1-2), Fresno Bee (1-2), Housing & Community Services of Northern Virginia (1-2), National Healthcare Anti-fraud Association (1-2)
Corporate Client List (# assignments last 2 yrs)
Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association (11+), Turner Strategies (3-5), Conover & Company (1-2)
Other Work History
1. Blue Cross and Blue Shield Association, Washington, D.C.
Media Relations Manager/Senior Communications Consultant
Create and execute media strategy for key issues and programs
Develop news /feature ideas and talking points
Prepare executive staff for interview.
Write communications vehicles including releases, op-eds, scripts, brochures
Plan and execute web site copy
2. Kaiser Permanente Mid-Atlantic States, Rockville, Md.
Marketing Communications Project Manager
Provided account executive communication services for member retention and health education efforts for mid-Atlantic region. Created and executed two quarterly four-color newsletters and managed distribution to a half million members.
3. Suburban Hospital, Bethesda, Md.
Public Relations Manager
Created and executed all communications programs for community hospital.

Computer Skills
Word, Excel, Access, PowerPoint, Vocus, all Google Plus platforms, Wordpress, Joomla
SLR camera- experienced photographer
Foreign Language Skills
some French and Spanish
Public Relations Society of America (PRSA)
*APR-accredited Public Relations professional with PRSA
*MA in Public Communications from American University, 2001
Freelancer Availability
I freelance full-time. I live near Washington, DC. I am willing to travel anywhere. I have a driver's license. I have access to a car.
Work Samples
(Askmissa.com, 10/2/2012)
Coverage of charity and style events in Washington, DC area including photos
Health and Wellness  
(Vitamin Retailer Magazine, 11/15/2015)
The search for natural ways to ease inflammation and pain is universal. The questions for the natural supplement industry are, "What ingredients and products are most effective?" "How is this category of supplements is evolving?" "What is the consumer profile for these products?"
(Nutrition Executive Magazine, 10/6/2015)
Industry publication article featuring in-depth Q&A with a variety of nutrition industry experts exploring the current and future path of researching, developing and marketing allergy-sensitive ingredients.
(Vitamin Retailer Magazine, 9/1/2015)
Dr. Oz was the largest driving force behind consumers' demands for vitamins and supplements until his defensive appearance before a US senate panel. Subsequently, his stature has waned and other forces have usurped his power over consumers seeking a healthier lifestyle.
(Vitamin Retailer Magazine, 8/1/2015)
What are the latest trends in bone and joint health supplements? I interviewed researchers, retailers and manufacturers to find out.
(Health.mil, 8/28/2014)
The percentage of people with Type 2 diabetes is growing at an alarming rate in the United States. This trend can be reversed, however, said Lucia Novak, a nurse practitioner at Walter Reed National Military Medical Center in Bethesda, Maryland. Lifestyle modification is the key, she said.
(Health.mil, 8/15/2014)
Interview with Rosa McNeil of the Military Vaccine Agency who has taught mindful rest classes to military personnel. Ways to manage thoughts, relieve stress and develop mindful breathing habits.
(Health.mil, 7/1/2014)
Interview with Karen Hawkins, a nutritionist with the Office of the Deputy Assistant Secretary of Defense for Military Community & Family Policy. Investigating the truth and fiction of a gluten-free diet.
(Fresno Bee, 1/25/2013)
Primary care doctors leaving health care plans is a possible trend that troubles us all. What so some California insurers say about these doctor defections? and what can you do when your doctor leaves your health plan? How do you find another?
(Fresno Bee, 1/25/2013)
What is gluten intolerance? What does it mean when someone has celiac disease? What is the difference between the two and are we seeing an increase in these conditions? I define the difference between the two ailments and outline what life is like for those who must eliminate gluten from their di
(Blue Cross Blue Shield Association, 6/30/2009)
Press release describes and explains the 2008 aggregate health care anti-fraud statistics for al Blue Cross and Blue Shield companies.
(Ble Cross Blue Shield Association, 2/1/2009)
Jump4Health article introduces new kids health program for federal employees covered by Blue Cross and Blue Shield. Photo was taken by me as well.
(Visiting Nurse Association, 10/1/1992)
Article in Visiting Nurse Association newsletter describes the care that the VNA provides to sick children and the comfort they give to the parents.
(Health.mil, 7/1/2014)
Description of Penn State's Clearinghouse for Military Family Readiness as a consumer guide for professionals who serve military families, with reviews of hundreds of programs and services.
(askmissa.com, 9/3/2012)
Variety of articles written and photographed for askmissa.com date range 2010-present
(Askmissa.com, 10/1/2011)
Review of theatrical storytelling event starring Forest Whitaker and Meghan McCain at Neweum sponsored by USA Network and The Moth.
(Askmissa.com, 10/1/2011)
Review of Pink Jams charity fashion show with Christian Siriano
(Askmissa.com, 10/1/2011)
Review of reading by Bill Bryson
(Pinkline Project, 9/6/2012)
Profile of Washington, DC tamale entreprenuer Drew Davis http://pinklineproject.com/article/tamales-pachuca-brings-traditional-and-gourmet-tamales-dc
About Me  
(Montgomery County Gazette)
I was profiled by Montgomery County. Maryland Gazette when I left my employment at Suburban Hospital.
Interviews and Profiles  
(Askmissa.com, 12/18/2012)
Overview of NPR's move to new headquarters and interview with Susan Stamberg
Contact Info
  Jackie Fishman
1200 N Nash Street
Arlington, VA 22209

Tel: 571-276-9604  
E-Mail: jackied8812@gmail.com
Website: http://