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Kate Ferguson »Bio Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer Morton »Bio Managing Editor
Trent Straube Deputy Editor

Name Position
Susan M. Levey Vice President, Sales/Publisher
Jonathan Gaskell Integrated Advertising Coordinator

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Jeremy Grayzel »Bio CEO
Ian E. Anderson »Bio President
John La Chief Digital Strategist
Ron Garcia-Vidal Director, Information Technology

Kate Ferguson, Editor-in-Chief, Real Health
As editor-in-chief of Real Health, Kate Ferguson has amassed more than 20 years of magazine editorial and media experience. Along with her editorial skills, she possesses a deep passion for health, fitness and wellness, which she previously explored for the African-American market as the editor-in-chief of Today's Black Woman and the managing editor of Black Men magazine.

Kate supervised the launch of both African-American lifestyle titles in 1995 and 1996, respectively.

For 10 years prior, Kate was the editor-in-chief of two teen entertainment magazines, namely, Word Up! and Rap Masters. Kate also served as editor-in-chief for Black Teen and Female Bodybuilding and was the entertainment news editor and on-camera talent for "The Video Zone," a local music program on cable television.

Kate graduated from Columbia University’s School of Journalism with an M.A. in Health and Science journalism. She received her M.A. in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Missouri-Columbia and is a graduate of Hunter College in New York City, with a B.A. in Mass Communications. She lives in Hackensack, New Jersey.

Jennifer Morton, Managing Editor, Real Health
Jennifer joined Smart + Strong as managing editor in February 2004. She is responsible for the day-to-day editorial production of all Smart + Strong products.

Jennifer previously worked as the managing editor for publications including Brill's Content, Cable World and Gear. Before working in publishing, Jennifer worked for the Jane Adams Center, a nonprofit community center in Chicago.

Jennifer is a board member of Visual AIDS, a non-profit organization that utilizes art to fight AIDS by provoking dialogue, supporting HIV-positive artists and preserving a legacy. She earned a BS in communications at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Jeremy Grayzel, CEO, Smart + Strong and CDM Publishing LLC
With more than 30 years of business and publishing expertise, Jeremy Grayzel formed CDM Publishing LLC in 2004 in order to purchase Smart + Strong, publisher of POZ magazine and other health care-oriented publications.

Prior experience include president of VNU eMedia Inc., the second largest business-to-business publisher in the United States; founder and CEO of GrayFire Information Services, a leading fax and internet developer that created customized publishing services aggregating content from over 100 major sources; and president and COO of Family Media Inc., a major consumer publishing company with 11 publications and a print circulation of over 10 million.

He has been a member of YPO/WPO since 1988 and served on the board of directors of the Metro New York Chapter. He is a past chairman of the Emerging Business Council of the Information Industry Association.

Jeremy earned his BS and MBA at New York University.

Ian Anderson, Vice President, General Manager, Smart + Strong
Ian Anderson joined Smart + Strong as General Manager/Vice President in June 2005. Ian has responsibility for internal business management including technology and print production services, circulation and product development, and business planning.

For the last six years, he worked at VNU eMedia as Director of Operations and then as Director of Product Development. Prior to VNU, Ian spent 6 years at Editor & Publisher magazine as Research Director and General Manager.

Ian earned his BA in Communications at Ramapo College, Mahwah, New Jersey.

In this video Hannah, who is featured in the summer 2015 issue of Real Health, talks about her diagnosis with the hair-pulling disorder trichotillomania.


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