Contributors

Jennifer L.W. Fink is a Registered Nurse who has been writing professionally for more than 10 years. As a med-surg and transplant nurse, she worked hard to develop a rapport with her patients, to teach them according to their needs and to provide them with information and options. Today, she uses those same skills in her writing career. She is very interested in professional issues in nursing.6 Articles


Rebecca Proch

Rebecca Proch’s favorite thing about writing for Johns Hopkins Nursing has been the opportunity to hear and tell the stories shared by fascinating people. “I’ve always resonated with the Muriel Rukeyser quote, ‘The universe is made of stories, not of atoms,’” she says. Rebecca is a freelance writer based in Northern Virginia who also manages technology and multimedia resource projects for the arts education programs at Wolf Trap Foundation for the Performing Arts.5 Articles



Susan Kulik

Susan Kulik, DNP, MBA, BS ’86, RN, joined Johns Hopkins International in 2014 as Director, Accreditation and Regulatory Activities, to provide opportunities to improve international healthcare through the application of accreditation standards. In her role, Dr. Kulik is responsible for supporting JHI affiliates’ accreditation activities and provides consulting and educational activities to JHI affiliates to address the application of accreditation standards in international health care settings.4 Articles



Elizabeth Heubeck

Regular contributor Elizabeth Heubeck writes on topics from health to parenting to the business of higher education, healthcare systems, tourism, and energy. The Baltimore native’s writing has appeared in Newsweek, the Baltimore Sun, Baltimore Business Journal, Maryland Life Magazine, Baltimore Magazine, Johns Hopkins Engineering, and in various other local print and online publications.3 Articles


Kim Polyniak

Johns Hopkins-trained freelance writer Kim Polyniak has previously worked in healthcare communications and as a producer for Maryland Public Television and WBFF-TV (Fox 45 News).3 Articles


Ann LoLordo

Ann LoLordo is director of External Relations and Communications at Jhpiego, a global health nonprofit working to prevent the needless deaths of women and their families. Before joining Jhpiego, an affiliate of The Johns Hopkins Hospital, LoLordo was a longtime reporter and editor for The Baltimore Sun. A former Middle East bureau chief for the Sun, she has filed dispatches from more than a dozen countries.2 Articles


Jim Duffy is a freelance writer living and working in Cambridge, MD, home of delicacies like the breakfast soft shell crab BLT. A former editor at several magazines in the Mid-Atlantic region, he has been a full-time freelance writer since 1999. In addition to covering health issues, his specialties include regional arts and culture and Chesapeake Bay environmental issues.2 Articles


Wendy Meyeroff

Freelance health and technical writer Wendy J. Meyeroff has been nationally published for over 20 years. Clients have included Nurseweek and Graduating Nurse as well as the National Institutes of Health, American Heart Association, Neuroscience Newsletter, and the Epilepsy Foundation.2 Articles