Coffey Communications, Inc. policy for content development
Coffey Communications, Inc., employs a full-time staff of writers and editors who produce comprehensive information on a full range of healthcare issues. Though our team is experienced in creating healthcare content, we are not medical professionals.
To ensure the accuracy of our content, we insist that our writers use only trusted sources for their articles. These sources include interviews with leading medical experts, materials generated by national health organizations and research published in peer-reviewed medical journals.
Every statement of fact in every article is documented by our fact-checkers, and a backup file for each article is maintained in-house. Interview sources review our articles for factual accuracy. Should questions arise as to the accuracy of a Coffey article, we can provide, usually within a few hours, documentation of the sources for the content.
Content for Coffey's Health Information Library is developed and monitored by an editorial board composed of journalists and internet professionals. Board members are:
Sherilee Coffey, Vice President of Creative Operations. Sherilee began working at Coffey in 1991 as a copy editor. She has held various positions since, including managing the client publication teams and working with senior management on special projects. Sherilee has a bachelor's degree in mass communications with a journalism concentration from Walla Walla University. She is a member of the Society for Health Care Strategy & Market Development (SHSMD).
Jeremy Dietz, Executive Digital Editor. Jeremy has worked at Coffey since 1997. He joined the company as an editorial intern and has worked as a staff writer and the editor of netReturns. He's been the executive digital editor since 2012. Jeremy has a bachelor's degree in history from Walla Walla University. He is a member of SHSMD and the Society for Health Communication.
Content for the health library is produced by Coffey's team of editors and writers, which includes:
Josh Gulick, Editor. Josh has been an editor at Coffey since 2022. He previously worked as a senior writer and publication editor for Smart Computing Magazine and freelanced for PCMag. Josh has a bachelor’s degree in English and a technical writing minor from Illinois State University. He is a member of the Society for Health Communication.
Caroline Lebedoff, Digital Content Specialist. Caroline came to Coffey in 2008 as a copy editor. In her role as an assistant editor, she helps develop breaking news stories for the health library. Caroline has a degree in international relations from Wellesley College. She is a member of the Society for Health Communication.
Buddy Smith, Senior Staff Writer. Buddy has worked at Coffey since 2004. He previously worked as a reporter for the Ravalli Republic. Buddy has a bachelor's degree in English with a technical writing emphasis from Eastern Washington University. He is a member of the Society for Health Communication.
Health library content is researched, fact checked and reviewed at least once a year by Coffey’s content integrity team. Members of this team include:
Nel Waldron, Fact-checker/Researcher. Nel has worked at Coffey since 2002. Before taking on her current role she worked in various departments, including client planning, marketing, and mailing services. She has a bachelor’s degree in Humanities from Washington State University and an MLIS from the University of Washington. She is a member of the Society for Health Communication.
Cindy Hutchinson, Copy Editor, Content Reviewer (freelance). Cindy has been a copy-editing contractor for Coffey since 2017 and a professional copy editor for 35 years. She has bachelor’s and master’s degrees in journalism. In addition to her work with Coffey, Cindy copy-edits content from University of Washington School of Public Health, UT Southwestern Medical Center, Costco, University of Phoenix, Carrum Health, the American Optometric Association and others.
Shauna Gifford, Copy Editor, Content Reviewer (freelance). Shauna joined the Coffey team in 2022 and brings more than 20 years of experience in healthcare content creation as a writer, fact checker, researcher and copy editor. She has a bachelor's degree in communication.
Alexander Ortega, Fact-checker/Researcher, Content Reviewer (freelance). Alex joined the Coffey team in 2021. In his role he helps ensure content integrity by researching, fact checking and performing regular story reviews. Alex has a bachelor’s degree in English from the University of Utah and a Master of Fine Arts in Creative Writing from Eastern Oregon University.