Editor in Chief
Pat Anson is a veteran journalist with over 35 years experience as an editor, reporter and television news producer. Pat has worked at radio and TV stations in Ohio, Oregon, Washington, Montana, Iowa and Los Angeles, California. He was also a correspondent and producer for Nightly Business Report (PBS), HealthWeek (PBS) and other nationally syndicated shows. Pat has won numerous journalism awards, including a Golden Mike award for investigative reporting. He is a graduate of John Carroll University in Cleveland, Ohio.
Chief Medical Officer
Dr. Daniel Bennett is an interventional spine and pain surgical physician who heads the Integrative Treatment Centers for pain management in Denver, Colorado. Bennett is a founder and past chairman of the National Pain Foundation. Bennett, who lectures nationally and internationally on pain medicine, received his Doctorate of Medicine from the University of Miami and completed post-doctoral training in anesthesiology and pain medicine at University of Colorado Health Sciences Center. He has been active in clinical research for the electrical neuromodulation of spinal and peripheral nerve structures, spinal drug delivery systems and spinal devices for the treatment of chronic pain. Dr. Bennett has also served on the Board of Directors of the North American Neuromodulation Society and is active in the American Academy of Pain Medicine.
Mark Maginn is a poet, writer and social justice activist. Mark suffers from chronic pain and was a longtime volunteer with the American Pain Foundation. His blog can be found here.
Mary Maston suffers from a rare, congenital kidney disease called Medullary Sponge Kidney or MSK. She is an advocate for other MSK patients and others in chronic pain.
Richard Lenti hails from Brooklyn, New York, but has called California home for more than 30 years. He’s worked as a news writer for the last 20 years at various television stations in Los Angeles, is a Golden Mike winner and a graduate of California State University, Fresno. With roots in print journalism, he is excited to be “published” once again; having people read his work as opposed to having it read to them. As a freelance writer his work appeared in the Easy Reader, L.A. Jazz Scene, Irrigation and Green Industry, and the KCAL 9 Online website.
Elizabeth Magill is a professional writer who holds an MBA. Liz focuses her writing on health news, medical conditions, healthy living, small business, career and work, and financial news. Her clients include The Motley Fool, LIVESTRONG.com, Healthline, HealthNews, Intuit Small Business Blog and many others. She’s author of multimedia App and Vook Conduct a Job Interview: The Video Guide.
Rob O’Neil is a graduate of Creighton University in Omaha and Syracuse University’s Newhouse School of Public Communications. He has taught journalism and cinema for 35 years, mostly at Pierce College in Woodland Hills, Calif., where he chaired the Media Arts Dept. for seven years. His reporting experience includes the Warren Buffett-owned Sun Newspapers of Omaha, United Press International’s Los Angeles Bureau, and the San Fernando Valley edition of the L.A. Times.
Linda Rubin is a newly minted multimedia web journalist with a long history in television news as an Emmy award winning video editor in Los Angeles and Boston. Before all that, Linda was the developer and programmer of a local cable health channel near Boston and helped many government and social service agencies in New England figure out how to use their cable franchises to bring health and wellness information to their local constituents. Having experienced myriad orthopedic injuries, Linda has a special interest in bone and joint conditions as well as pain management.
Matthew Grant Anson is a student at Whittier College in Whittier, California. Matt is managing editor of the school’s Quaker Campus student newspaper and is a writer and photographer for the website www.rockfreaks.net. While studying abroad in Denmark, Matt worked as a reporter for the English language Copenhagen Post newspaper.
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