Editorial staff

Liza Berger

Liza Berger is editor of McKnight’s Home Care. She has worked in long-term care journalism for several years, starting out as associate editor of McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. She also has worked as a senior managing editor at GLC, a custom publishing firm, and as a general assignment reporter for the Kenosha News. Email her at [email protected]. Follow her on Twitter @LizaBerger19.

Diane Eastabrook

Diane Eastabrook is staff writer at McKnight’s Home Care. A highly respected journalist, she previously worked as a broadcast reporter for Al Jazeera America. She also ran the Chicago bureau of the Nightly Business Report on the Public Broadcasting Station. Email her at [email protected]. Follow her @EastabrookDiane.


C. Max Bachmann
C. Max Bachmann

C. Max Bachmann is a 2022 summer editorial summer intern, primarily attached to McKnight’s Home Care and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News
A rising senior in the Merrill School of Journalism at the University of Maryland in College Park, his past journalism experience includes working as a reporter for the College Basketball Times, where he covered men’s National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics basketball. 
During his time in college, Max has covered a variety of issues in the Hyattsville, MD, area, including local government, crime and education reform. In his spare time, he loves listening to music (progressive rock is his favorite genre), shooting hoops and watching movies.

Nicole Blanchard
Nicole Blanchard

Nicole Blanchard is a 2022 editorial summer intern, attached primarily to McKnight’s Senior Living and McKnight’s Long-Term Care News. She is a rising senior at the University of Maryland in College Park, where she has a double major in journalism and history. She expects to graduate in the spring of 2023.
Nicole has written for various campus publications, notably producing her favorite long-form piece on systemic transportation inequality in Prince George’s County, MD. She always has had a passion for the caregiving industry — young and old — and has been involved in child development and education for almost a decade.
During the 2022 spring semester, she studied in Rome, where she immersed herself in Italian culture. She also traveled throughout Europe.