our contributors

Glenn Demby

Glenn Demby is an award winning journalist with a track record of developing plain language products that tell business professionals who aren’t lawyers how to comply with the parts of the law that affect their day-to-day operations. He has expertise in numerous aspects of law including employment, labor, health care, tax, payroll, benefits and education. He has been a director of editorial development, new products and business development for several business-to-business publishing houses. He won the Specialized Information Publishing Association’s editorial excellence award four years in a row. A graduate of Columbia University School of Law, he practiced as a corporate lawyer on Wall Street prior to his career as a business to business journalist.

Barbara Manning Grimm

Barbara Manning Grimm is the managing editor of Plain Language Media, which publishes Cannabis Compliance Insider, Medical Office Manager and Law Office Manager. She has more than 20 years of experience in business to business publishing. She has designed and developed training programs for today’s workplace, including safety, HR, management, customer service, and employee communication programs. She has developed training programs and targeted content for a wide variety of industries, including health care. She has managed editorial content and operations for both print and online information sources. Prior to entering the business to business field, she was a newspaper editor, and crime and courts reporter.

Catherine Jones

Catherine Jones is the editor of Plain Language Media’s Law Office Manager. Catherine has been in business-to-consumer and business-to-business publishing for more than a decade, producing materials on corporate culture, internal communications, and occupational safety. Her work has been used in employee training programs and published in international online communities and national consumer publications. She has also developed content for public and private educational programs.

Paula Santonocito

Paula Santonocito is editor of Plain Language Media’s Medical Office Manager. She is a business journalist specializing in employment issues and the author of more than 1,000 articles on a wide range of human resource and career topics. Her articles have been featured in many publications and information outlets, including The Wall Street Journal, Thomson Reuters’ HRWire, Monster.com, and others; reposted at more than 100 websites; referenced in academic and legal publications as well as books; and translated into several languages. She has also been quoted in articles that have appeared at Forbes, CNN.com, MSN, NBC, and in numerous newspapers, and has been a guest on radio programs in Washington, D.C., Chicago, Los Angeles, and Seattle, where she discussed career issues.

Paula brings an extensive business background to her work as a journalist and editor covering employment issues. She previously served as vice president for a Fortune 500 corporation and has management experience in a variety of work environments. She holds an MFA in Writing from Vermont College of Norwich University, a Workforce Career Coach Facilitator (WCCF) certificate from Thomas Edison State College, and has been awarded the Global Career Development Facilitator (GCDF) designation from the Center for Credentialing and Education (CCE).

Kelly A. Briganti, JD

Kelly Briganti is a former practicing health care attorney and current freelance writer and editor. She has written or edited publications addressing general health care compliance, HIPAA, OSHA, medical device and pharmaceutical industry compliance and litigation, medical malpractice, credentialing and peer review, inpatient/outpatient and physician reimbursement, as well as education and employment law and multiple topics in Canadian law. Ms. Briganti is also an adjunct professor for Seton Hall University School of Law in its MSJ program and the Center for Health & Pharmaceutical Law & Policy’s graduate certificate program.

Ms. Briganti graduated cum laude from Seton Hall University School of Law and received a BA magna cum laude with High Honors from Muhlenberg College. After obtaining her JD, she served as a law clerk in the New Jersey Superior Court, Appellate Division. Ms. Briganti then practiced law for several years in New Jersey, where she represented hospitals and other health care providers in mergers and acquisitions, managed care contracting and compliance matters and handled general corporate law matters for both nonprofit and for profit businesses. She later began her editorial career at a New York-based publishing company as a legal editor for publications serving hospitals, clinical laboratories, clinical trial programs, ambulatory surgical centers and physicians.