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Board welcomes attorney Cary Rice
October 14, 2019
Cary Rice

October 2019…Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome attorney Cary Rice to its board as an observer for the next year.

Cary is a litigation associate at Hangley Aronchick Segal Pudlin & Schiller in Philadelphia and comes to Healthy NewsWorks through the Board Observer Program, a partnership between the Philadelphia Bar Foundation, the Delivery of Legal Services Committee of the Philadelphia Bar Association, and the Young Lawyers Division of the Philadelphia Bar Association.

The program offers young lawyers the opportunity to serve on the board of a local nonprofit organization for a year, fostering connections with the community and benefiting both the observer and the participating organization. This is the first year that Healthy NewsWorks has participated in the program.

Cary is excited that the program matched her with Healthy NewsWorks. “I’m looking forward to helping the organization in any way that I can, because I believe in its mission—I’ve always had an interest in education and health-related issues, even more so now that I have my own little one,” she said. “I’m also looking forward to getting to know the incredibly impressive individuals who execute Healthy NewsWorks’ mission every day and who serve on its board.”

Cary earned her law degree from Harvard Law School, and has worked at law firms in Washington, D.C., and Philadelphia. She has participated in organizations and committees with goals ranging from animal rights activism to planning social events, and has also performed a range of pro bono work—from representing a mother of three in a landlord/tenant dispute, to representing the Pennsylvania Innocence Project in front of a U.S. District Judge. Since moving to Philadelphia three years ago, she has been looking for additional ways to give back to the community.

As an observer on the Healthy NewsWorks board, Cary said she hopes to bring a fresh perspective and contribute to the organization however she can. “I’m eager to learn about all the ways Healthy NewsWorks is working to bring health literacy and education to our students, and about the wide-ranging effects those efforts can have on the community,” she said. “I’d love to contribute in some positive way to that work.”

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

—Adele Thornton

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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.