Sunshine Week, Keeping the Light On

2020-03-16T23:16:18-04:00

OP-ED for your consideration   Keeping the Light on, During Sunshine Week, and always   By Justin Silverman and Laura Simoes   When Dr. Ed Kois left his private practice after 30 years for a position at the Manchester VA Medical Center, he expected most of his new patients’ injuries to have occurred on the battlefield. Instead, he found many of them to have been caused by poor medical care.   Frustrated by the lack of improvements hospital administrators were willing to make, Dr. Kois and several colleagues in 2016 went public. They used whistleblower protections and the power of the [...]

Sunshine Week, Keeping the Light On2020-03-16T23:16:18-04:00

Nackey Loeb School announces new leadership

2020-03-16T23:30:29-04:00

New Leadership at Nackey Loeb School   After 20 years at the Nackey S. Loeb School of Communications, David Tirrell-Wysocki is retiring at the end of next month as the non-profit’s executive director. Laura Simoes, who has worked in journalism, public affairs, marketing and strategic communications, takes over as the school’s fourth executive director on Jan. 1. Tirrell-Wysocki, a retired Associated Press reporter, was one of the school’s first instructors when the doors opened in 2000 with three classes. He became executive director in 2007 and helped expand the program to 16, six-week classes this year, plus a dozen one-day workshops [...]

Nackey Loeb School announces new leadership2020-03-16T23:30:29-04:00

Message from the Director

2020-03-16T23:42:04-04:00

Greetings and Happy Autumn. I have two things to share:   Our 17th Annual Nackey S. Loeb First Amendment Awards Event is Nov. 19 at the Palace Theatre in Manchester. It’s an evening to honor the First Amendment and a courageous First Amendment Award recipient who used it to help save the lives of veterans. The event also raises money so the school can continue offering free classes and inexpensive workshops.   The First Amendment Recipient is the late Dr. Ed Kois, the VA Medical Center doctor who went public with poor conditions and treatment there, prompting a national review of [...]

Message from the Director2020-03-16T23:42:04-04:00