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Joel Catindig joins Healthy NewsWorks board
November 13, 2020

November 2020 … Healthy NewsWorks is pleased to welcome Joel Catindig, manager of  Digital Solutions at Independence Blue Cross, as a member of its board.

Joel has 20-plus years of experience in customer-focused and visual communications and has been actively involved in diversity and inclusion efforts at Independence Blue Cross. He is a co-founder of imPACT, the company’s Asian American Pacific Islander business resource group.

He joined Independence Blue Cross in 2007 after previous jobs with Cendant Corporation and several design agencies. He is also a board advisor for the Asian American Chamber of Commerce of Greater Philadelphia and an officer of the Philadelphia chapter of the National Association of Asian American Professionals.

Joel attended Rutgers University-Camden. He has served on the Healthy NewsWorks Community Advisory Board since the fall of 2019 and helped plan the 2020 Book Reveal in May 2020.

“My passion has always been about my family and specifically my children,” Joel said. “I believe fundamentally that a foundation of knowledge and passion are important ingredients for growth.”

His experiences with Healthy NewsWorks gave Joel “the opportunity to see first-hand the passion of the teachers, the dedication of the Healthy NewsWorks board members and community advisors, and most importantly, the confidence the students reflected in their work,” he said.

He said he felt a “mutual connection to help grow and nurture the future generations, especially with the importance of national topics such as health, wellness, and communication at the forefront.”

As a board member, Joel said, “I would like to lend a diverse lens from a strategic, advisory, community connector, and hands-on level to support the Healthy NewsWorks mission.”

“We are excited to have Joel take on a larger role with Healthy NewsWorks, building on the projects he’s already had a hand in,” said Healthy NewsWorks Executive Director Marian Uhlman. “His experience in communications and design and his passion for education and health will be a meaningful addition to our program.”

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.