Vice President of Community Affairs at Beth Israel. Beth Israel calls her “a trailblazer in our community”, She was the founder and coordinator of Beth Israel’s annual health and wellness fair. It was named in her honor in 2012. A street in Newark was also named in her honor in 2015.
Beatty worked at Beth Israel for 44 years. She formed the Patient Advocacy Department while there. She also worked with city youth getting summer jobs at the center, worked with charity care, and ran a program called “House Calls” for seniors. “Alma was there for them every day,” the Star Ledger quotes John Brennan, president and chief executive officer of Newark Beth Israel Medical Center.
Alma was born in Newark and grew up in the Dayton Street Projects. Sister of Pearl Beatty.
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Carter, Barry “Two Newark Communities Are Better Because of These Women” NJ.com Sept 29, 2015