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Name Position
Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr. »Bio Editor-in-Chief
Jennifer Morton »Bio Managing Editor
Trent Straube Deputy Editor
Liz Highleyman »Bio Science Editor
Joe Mejia Copy Chief
Laura Schmidt Editorial Assistant
Doriot Kim Art Director
Michael Halliday Art Production Manager
Sarah Pursell Community Support Coordinator
Sean O. Strub »Bio POZ Founder and Advisory Editor
Peter Staley AIDSmeds Founder and Advisory Editor
Megan Strub Legacy Adviser

Smart + Strong
Name Position
Jeremy Grayzel »Bio CEO
Ian E. Anderson »Bio President
Oriol Gutierrez »Bio Editorial Director
Christian Evans Chief Technology Officer
Diane Anderson Vice President, Integrated Sales
Jonathan Gaskell Integrated Advertising Manager
Sarah Pursell Integrated Advertising Coordinator
Ron Garcia-Vidal Director, Information Technology

POZ National Advisory Board
Name Position
A. Cornelius Baker National Policy Advisor, National Black Gay Men’s Advocacy Coalition
Guillermo Chacón President, Latino Commission on AIDS
Kathie Hiers CEO, AIDS Alabama
Sabina Hirshfield, PhD Principal Research Scientist, SUNY Downstate Health Sciences University
Tim Horn Director, Medication Access and Pricing, NASTAD
Paul Kawata Executive Director, National Minority AIDS Council
Naina Khanna Executive Director, Positive Women’s Network — USA
David Munar President and CEO, Howard Brown Health Center
Daniel Tietz CEO, Bailey House
Mitchell Warren Executive Director, AVAC
Phill Wilson Founder, Black AIDS Institute

Oriol R. Gutierrez Jr., Editor-in-Chief, POZ / Editorial Director, Smart + Strong
Oriol Gutierrez is editor-in-chief of POZ magazine and, a national, award-winning magazine and website for people living with, and affected by, HIV/AIDS. He was diagnosed with HIV in 1992.

He is also editorial director of Smart + Strong, the publisher of POZ and He brings to Smart + Strong his passion for advocacy on behalf of people with HIV, as well as editorial experience since 1996.

His responsibilities also include serving as editor-in-chief of TuSalud, Smart + Strong’s bilingual Spanish/English magazine for Latino health and wellness. He also is editor-in-chief of Hep, Smart + Strong’s magazine for hepatitis.

Oriol was managing editor of DiversityInc magazine, which covers diversity management in the workplace; executive director of the DiversityInc Foundation; and communications director for DiversityInc Media, LLC.

He co-founded LGNY Latino, the first bilingual Spanish/English LGBT U.S. periodical, as publisher and editor-in-chief. Earlier in his career, Oriol was executive editor of Pet Business magazine and business director of publications for the American Society for the Prevention of Cruelty to Animals.

He often participates as a speaker, moderator or panelist at various conferences and events. He has appeared on NY1, NPR and Sirius XM. He was named one of the “25 Most Influential GLBT Latinos” by

He is a graduate of New York University in New York City, with a B.A. in journalism and an M.S. in publishing. He is the former vice president of print and new media for the National Lesbian and Gay Journalists Association. He also served in the United States Marine Corps Reserve.

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Jennifer Morton, Managing Editor, POZ
Jennifer Morton 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 recently served on the board of HIV + Aging Research Project­–Palm Springs, which aims to improve the lives of those aging with HIV by studying the impact on long-term survivors.  She previously served as the board vice president of Visual AIDS, a nonprofit organization that utilizes art to fight AIDS. She earned a BS in communications at Southwest Missouri State University in Springfield, Missouri.

Liz Highleyman, Science Editor, Smart + Strong
Liz Highleyman is the science editor of Smart + Strong. She oversees all treatment and research content across all brands. She began writing for Smart + Strong publications in 2000 and joined the editorial team in 2017.

Liz has been a health journalist and medical editor for more than 20 years, covering HIV, viral hepatitis, cancer and other health issues. She has written for publications including the Bay Area Reporter, aidsmap/infohep, HCV Advocate, ACRIA’s Achieve, Positively Aware, The Body, the Well Project and MedPage Today.

She previously worked as an editor of the San Francisco AIDS Foundation’s Bulletin of Experimental Treatments for AIDS (BETA) and as health editor for Ask Jeeves (now, before becoming a freelancer in the early 2000s. She has been editor-in-chief of since 2011.

Liz graduated from the University of Rochester with a B.A. in cognitive science and continued her education at the Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health. She is a member of the Association of Health Care Journalist and the American Medical Writers Association.

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Sean O. Strub, Founder and Advisory Editor, POZ
Sean Strub is well known as an activist, writer and entrepreneur. Sean has founded many successful fundraising, publishing and marketing organizations, virtually all in support of progressive social change efforts. He founded POZ in 1994. Sean’s companies have also launched POZ en Español, Mamm (for women impacted by breast and gynecological cancers) and Milford Magazine (a regional title distributed in the Delaware River Highlands area of northeast Pennsylvania).

He has written extensively on corporate social responsibility, smart growth and land development issues, direct marketing and AIDS, among other topics. Sean co-authored, with Dan Baker and Bill Henning, Cracking The Corporate Closet, (Harper Business, 1995) and co- authored, with Steve Lydenberg and Alice Tepper Marlin, the seminal guide to corporate social responsibility, Rating America’s Corporate Conscience, (Addison-Wesley, 1987).

Sean’s involvement in the social responsibility and ethical investment movements dates to the early 1980’s, when he worked with Alumni Against Apartheid and the Harvard Endowment for Divestiture through his direct marketing firm which specialized in social change and mass marketed fundraising techniques. Direct mail campaigns created by Sean have been labeled “slick” by The Wall Street Journal, “highly sophisticated” by The New York Times, and “inventive and unusual” by Business Week.

Sean has also produced theatre and large-scale fundraising events. In 1992, at the Perry Street Theatre in New York, he debuted his production of The Night Larry Kramer Kissed Me, written by and starring David Drake. The Obie Award-winning hit became one of the longest running one-person Off-Broadway shows ever.

In 1990, Sean was a Democratic candidate for the US Congress from New York’s 22nd congressional district, running as an openly (but incidentally) gay/HIV+ man. He was defeated by a former member of Congress by fewer than 600 votes.

He has received numerous awards and honors from AIDS organizations, community and professional groups, including the 1995 AIDS Action Foundation’s National Leadership Award, the 1996 Cielo Latino Companero award from the Latino Commission on AIDS and Los Angeles-based Being Alive’s Spirit of Hope award in 1997.

A native Iowan, Sean attended Georgetown and Columbia Universities. He lives in Milford, Pennsylvania and New York City.

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, President, Smart + Strong
Ian joined Smart + Strong as Vice President/General Manager in June 2005 and was promoted to President/COO in January 2007. He has responsibility for all external and internal business management including technology and print production services, circulation and product development, edit, and business planning.

Previously, Ian spent six years at VNU eMedia (now known as Nielsen Business Media) as Director of Operations and then as Director of Product Development. Prior to VNU, he spent six years at Editor & Publisher magazine as Research Director and General Manager.

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