For more than twenty years, I have demonstrated professional and managerial leadership in magazine journalism, editorial production, publication design and institutional communication.
My proven abilities include a broad range of reporting, writing, public speaking, event planning, issues consulting and team building. I have excelled at new media and social networking strategies.
I value collaboration, community, conversation and narrative. I have traveled far and wide, learned to be observant of culture and place, and delighted in seeing ideas bloom.
Highlights of my work history follow:
Duke University, Durham, NC
June 2010 - ongoing
Director, Communications, Department of Medicine, Duke University Medical Center
Duke University Health System, Durham, NC
August 2007 - June 2010
Manager, Internal Communications
Carolina Population Center, Chapel Hill, NC
March 2005 - August 2007
Sr. Publications & Communications Research Associate on the MEASURE Evaluation project funded by USAID
Zuiker Chronicles Online and The Coconut Wireless
Creator and Webmaster since July 2000 of the family website http://www.zuiker.com, which includes favorite stories, family tree, photo albums and more, and my personal blog The Coconut Wireless.
of North Carolina at Chapel Hill, Chapel Hill, NC
Aug 2002 - May 2004
Park M.A. Fellow
Studied reporting of infectious diseases in the School of Journalism and Mass Communication and School of Public Health. Creator of medicaljournalism.info, webmaster for The Fifth Estate online magazine, founder of tarheelbloggers.org and coordinator for Narratives of HIV series of events and the Weblogs in Journalism seminar. I was also a lab instructor for an e-publishing course.
North Carolina State University, Raleigh, NC
June 2004 - March 2005
Northern Ohio Live Magazine, Cleveland, OH
Jan 2001 - Dec 2002
Columnist – Inventing the Future
Wrote monthly column about innovation in Northern Ohio; awarded first place for best medical/science reporting for 2002 by Society of Professional Journalists. Archives online at http://mistersugar.com.
EmployOn, Inc., Euclid, OH
Nov 2000 - July 2001
Web Content Editor
Wrote and edited marketing, sales and site copy for this online recruiting solutions company.
PlanetKnowHow.com, Streetsboro, OH
Jan - Aug 2000
Assistant Editorial Director
Managed editorial team for this how-to web site. Extensive Internet research and web usage.
U.S. Peace Corps, Republic of Vanuatu
Dec 1997 - Oct 1999
Volunteer; training coordinator
Served as school teacher and community development worker, and PC newsletter editor.
Ohio LIVE Magazine, Cleveland, OH
Sept 1995 - Nov 1997
Editor, April '97-Nov '97; Managing Editor, March '96-April '97; Associate Editor, Sept '95-March '96
Rose to become editor of the monthly regional arts, events and culture magazine.
Business News, Lakewood, OH
Dec 1994 - Sept 1995
Production Assistant, April '95-Sept '95; Research Assistant and Reporter, part-time Dec '94-April '95
Medical Service Association (BC/BS), Honolulu, HI
Sept 1992 - June 1994
Staff Writer, Island Scene Magazine, Jan '93-June '94; Corporate Staff Writer, Sept '92-June '94
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
Aug 2002-May 2004
M.A. Mass Communication (Medical Journalism)
John Carroll University, Cleveland, OH
Aug 1988-May 1992
235 Legends Way
Chapel Hill, NC 27516