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Eileen Ruby joins Healthy NewsWorks board
March 24, 2019

March 2019…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Eileen G. Ruby as a new member of its board.

Eileen is a private investor and advisor who formerly worked as a Wall Street investment banker for 25 years. Her career began at J.P. Morgan, where she specialized in client relationships and highly structured financings, then continued at Citigroup, where as a managing director, she led the U.S. arm of the global chemicals and pharmaceuticals group based in New York and London.

“It is such an honor to join the team,” Eileen said. “Healthy NewsWorks operates at the intersection of the health sciences, communication, and excellence. Through the discipline of research and writing—in a setting of fun and camaraderie—Healthy NewsWorks teaches young students to seek out facts and think for themselves with rigor and integrity. What could be more important?”

Eileen serves on the national board of directors for Compass, a Washington, D.C.-based organization that connects business professionals with local nonprofits for pro bono strategic consulting. She is also a founding member of the Compass Philadelphia board.

In addition, she was a founding member of the board of Community Solutions, which focuses on multinational and domestic initiatives for high-poverty areas and veterans. She also served pro bono for several years with Common Ground, a pioneer in repurposing buildings to house the homeless and turn around neighborhoods.

Eileen earned a bachelor’s degree from Barnard College and master’s degrees from Columbia University’s School of International Affairs and School of Business.

Marian Uhlman, executive director of Healthy NewsWorks, said, “We are very excited to have Eileen join our board. Her experience in business and the nonprofit sector will be of tremendous help to our efforts to make our fact-based health education and literacy program available to more students.”

To learn more about the Healthy NewsWorks Board visit our Who we are page.

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Since 2003, Healthy NewsWorks has been empowering elementary and middle school students to become researchers, writers, and confident communicators who advance health understanding and literacy through their factual publications and digital media.