Healthy NewsWorks

P.O. Box 431
Drexel Hill, PA 19026

Board of Directors

Amy B. Ginensky, J.D.

Vice Presidents
James W. Buehler, M.D.
Andrew D. Magnus

Laurita M. Hack, D.P.T., M.B.A., Ph.D.

H. George Shoffner, C.P.A. 

Joel Catindig
Luther T. Clark, M.D., FACC, FACP
Moriah Hall, M.P.H.
Kenny Johnson
Omar D. Joseph
Sharon Manker, M.Ed.
Elizabeth Rappaport, M.D.
Deborah Stern, M.A.T., Ph.D.
Ellyn Jo Waller, Ed.D. 

Chelsea Dellavella, J.D.
Board Observer, Philadelphia Bar Association Program

Our Team

Executive Director
Marian Uhlman

Community Outreach Manager
Diane Davis

Program Manager
Mia Blitstein, M.S. Ed.

Program Associate
Sarah Lowing, M.S. Ed.

Ginger Ragland, M.Ed.
Eve Smith, M.Ed.


“Because of Healthy NewsWorks, I use more descriptive language and more vocabulary words, and I write more professionally.” 

Dear Friend of Healthy NewsWorks, 

One of the greatest joys of our program is seeing a young person accomplish something meaningful, as well as challenging.

Katelynn is one such student. She started with our program as a third grader, and continued last year, building her interviewing and writing skills. She also was a core member of our “How We Heal” film crew and contributed to our 2022 book. She told us that participating in Healthy NewsWorks has helped her both at home and at school.

"My experience with Healthy NewsWorks has been AMAZING!" Katelynn wrote. "What I mean by this is: It’s helped me improve in behavior and with my education."

>> Read more about Katelynn's experience

Please join our Fall 2022 Campaign to give more students like Katelynn the opportunity to be health reporters.

What the student reporters say

“I learned that I actually have a lot of potential to become a writer or interviewer." Eighth grader

“I learned that it’s okay to be shy sometimes but sometimes we have to get out of our shells.” Fifth grader

“I loved the newspaper. I loved the teachings. In the healthy newspaper, I felt like I was saving the world. Doing facts was the best part. It was so fun doing the interviews.” Fourth grader

How your gift can help

  • $50 donation—Be part of our "50 dollars from 50 donors" campaign for one school's newspaper.
  • $100 donation—Join our "Press Kit Club" to buy supplies for Core Reporters in grades 3–8. 
  • $250 donation—Provide supplies to support learning during the pandemic.
  • $500 donation—Adapt a student lesson for online learning. 
  • $1,000 donation—Support a Cub Reporter classroom in grades 1–4.
  • $2,500 donation—Be the patron of one fact-based newspaper edition.
  • $5,000 donation—Bring Healthy NewsWorks to a school for a semester.
  • Other amount—Gifts of any size will be deeply appreciated!

Our Mission
Healthy NewsWorks empowers elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, critical thinkers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.

Learn more

Healthy NewsWorks is a registered charitable organization. A copy of our official registration and financial information may be obtained from the Pennsylvania Department of State by calling, toll-free within Pennsylvania, 800-732-0999. Registration does not imply endorsement.

Donations to Healthy NewsWorks are tax-deductible (Tax ID: 81-4668072).