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Roger Johnson.jpg President

Roger founded Newswise in 1992, before the WWW, as the first online resource of this kind for journalists.  He is still looking for new ways to stay on the cutting edge of communication.

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Chief Executive Officer

Jessica grew up in Bethesda, Maryland.  After graduating from George Washington University with a major in International Business, she moved to Athens Greece where she began her entrepreneurial career.  She founded an art tour company, AthenArt. Jessica also served as Managing Director of Monaco, a company providing services to major car companies in which she gained experience in all aspects (sales, purchasing, industrial workflow productivity, and quality improvement) of international markets. 

In 2010, after anticipating the current Greek crisis, she relocated to Charlottesville and began working for Newswise as Director of Client Development.  Utilizing her international business experience, in 2012 she became the CEO.  She is responsible for maintaining and growing Newswise as a leader in the communication of science-based news.

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Stefan Rice.jpg Creative Co-Director

Stefan has been co-developing Newswise since its earliest, pre-internet days, and takes a special interest in the creative deployment of emerging technologies.

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Craig Jones.jpg Editor-in-Chief

Craig came to Newswise in 2005 a few days after his daughter Stella was born. Before Newswise, Craig worked as a freelance writer and copy editor. He reviews the majority of the articles that come to Newswise.  He also processes the multimedia and runs the web clipping service. Contact him at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address) or (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).

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Debbie Walker.jpg Accounting Manager

Debbie has been with Newswise since 2006 after being a stay at home Mom for 3 years.  She is responsible for all accounts payable, accounts receivable, payroll and bookkeeping for Newswise.  Debbie feels blessed to have the opportunity to work at Newswise part time so she can still fit in her responsibilities of managing a home with three daughters and her husband.

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Thom Canalichio.jpg Director of Media Outreach, Client Services, Project Manager

If you are a journalist and need help finding information on Newswise, or if you are a Newswise client needing help with your membership, contact Thom at (JavaScript must be enabled to view this email address).