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Walter Pacheco

Walter Pacheco

Editor
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Walter began his nearly 20-year journalism career in Miami, writing about South Florida’s gourmet cuisine and photographing the area’s finest chefs and their restaurants. He later wrote about city politics and redevelopment at the Miami Herald for several years before relocating to Orlando, where he won several awards for his news coverage. He helped launch the Orlando Sentinel’s first Spanish-language publication, El Sentinel. After several years, he embarked on developing the Orlando Sentinel’s early breaking news team. Walter covered many of Central Florida hottest crime stories, including controversial stories like the Casey Anthony murder case and the George Zimmerman story on the shooting death of Trayvon Martin. Walter also wrote about the region’s technology and social media industry.

Tim Povtak

Tim Povtak

Senior Content Writer
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Tim is an award-winning writer and journalist with more than 30 years of experience, starting at the Orlando Sentinel newspaper before moving to AOL. He joined The Mesothelioma Center in June 2011. He has appeared as an expert analyst in television and radio. His content has appeared in The New York Times, The Boston Globe and The Los Angeles Times. Tim’s articles have won both awards from the Associated Press Sports Editors Association and the Florida Sports Writers Association, and he is a former Green Eyeshade award winner. Tim earned bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Ohio University. He has seen Bruce Springsteen in concert 27 times.

Michelle Whitmer

Michelle Whitmer

Content Writer
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Michelle Whitmer is a published writer with more than 10 years of experience as a writer and editor. With an extensive background in environmental, medical, educational, travel, biographical and feature writing, Michelle’s content appeared in more than 18 publications that cross a number of print media genres and was quoted in The New York Times for her knowledge on asbestos and mesothelioma. Prior to joining The Mesothelioma Center, she held multiple print and online media editorial positions. Michelle graduated magna cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts in environmental studies from Rollins College in Winter Park, Florida. Throughout her writing career, Michelle has acquired diverse editorial experience, while maintaining a focus in environmental, medical and advocacy journalism.

Joey Rosenberg

Joey Rosenberg

Content Writer

Joey Rosenberg draws on his background in technical writing to help readers grasp complex topics that often go hand-in-hand with a mesothelioma diagnosis. A University of Central Florida alumnus with a bachelor’s degree in technical communication, Joey has more than five years of writing experience. He has held writing and editorial positions with numerous Orlando print and online publications, including ForwardFlorida, Move, LIME and Pegasus, the official magazine of the UCF Alumni Association.

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