Judy Fortin is the National Director of Media Relations at the Society’s headquarters in Atlanta. As an award-winning CNN medical correspondent and longtime Headline News anchor, Fortin filed daily consumer-related health news as well as regular Internet articles and blogs. Additionally, her 16-year tenure at Headline News included hosting during the network’s coverage of many of the biggest news stories, including the 9/11 attacks, Hurricane Katrina, the capture of Saddam Hussein, and the space shuttle Columbia tragedy. She began her journalism career as a radio news director and anchor/reporter in Plymouth, N.H., followed by television anchor and reporter posts in Manchester, N.H., and Boston, respectively. You can e-mail her at: firstname.lastname@example.org.
Andrew Becker is Director of Media Relations. He is the New York-based member of the national media relations team. His work includes all patient and family services offered by ACS, as well as global health, corporate finance, and supporting the overall brand. Before joining ACS, Andrew spent a decade using his political communication and public relations training for good instead of evil. He was involved in the first few years of the American Legacy Foundation’s truth campaign, as well as other tobacco prevention work, and counts projects for NIH and the Ad Council among his proudest professional achievements. Andrew is a father of three, so he expects to be working for decades to come. E-mail him at email@example.com.
David Sampson is Director of Medical & Scientific Information. He came to ACS after 20 years producing medical stories in local and network broadcast news, starting at KGO-TV in San Francisco, where he produced medical spots for Dr. Dean Edell, and ending up at Dateline NBC. He works remotely in Los Angeles and heads up promotion for two ACS medical journals, Cancer and CA: A Cancer Journal for Clinicians and leads communications efforts for the Society’s medical and scientific work, including early detection guidelines, research, and cancer control. You can email him at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Sabriya Rice joined the ACS media team after more than nine years with the Cable News Network. As a producer in CNN’s Health & Wellness unit, she worked with senior medical correspondent, Elizabeth Cohen to research and write medical segments for CNN television, and was a frequent contributor to the weekly Empowered Patient column on CNN.com. Before joining Elizabeth Cohen’s production team, Sabriya worked on House Call with Dr. Sanjay Gupta and also did research and fact checking for the CNN National Desk. Sabriya received her Bachelor of Film, Television & Theatre from the University of Notre Dame, and her Master of Arts in Communication Studies from the University of Miami.
Busola Afolabi is a Media Relations Manager at the American Cancer Society’s headquarters in Atlanta. She focuses on cancer disparities in minority and underserved communities, and provides strategic media relations counsel to the Society’s More Birthdays platform and global health function.
Claire Greenwell is a Media Relations Specialist at the American Cancer Society’s headquarters in Atlanta. She focuses on American Cancer Society book publishing, social media/e-media initiatives, and breast cancer awareness. Claire is a Missouri native, but identifies herself as a true Southerner. A proud graduate of the Grady College of Journalism at the University of Georgia, and a former member of the UGA Redcoat Marching Band, Claire will always be a true Dawgs fan.