Lisa Gillespie is the health care reporter with WFPL, the NPR station in Louisville, Ky. She brings her insider knowledge of the health policy world in Washington, D.C. — where she lived for eight years — to a general audience where health care reform is changing the state.
She was the regional co-captain of D.C. JAWS for two years. This included planning professional development events, membership management and recruitment. She joined JAWS in 2010.
Since moving to Louisville in July 2016, she’s started Kentucky’s first regional JAWS contingent. Her goal is to provide professional development, support and a safe place for women journalists in the state. She’s also in the planning stages of creating a mentorship program with members and local college and high school students to increase the numbers of young women journalists entering the field.
Previously, she worked at the nonprofit news service Kaiser Health News in Washington, D.C., an editorially independent program of the Henry J. Kaiser Family Foundation. Her work has appeared in The Washington Post, CNN, PBS “NewsHour,” The Daily Beast, NPR and The Atlantic.
She attended CAMP in Palm Springs, Calif., in 2014. While there, she wrote and edited blog posts for the CAMP blog.
Lisa graduated from the University of North Carolina at Asheville with a bachelor’s degree in mass communication and a focus on print journalism.
Term expires Oct. 2018