Beth Battaglino, RN-C, CEO of HealthyWomen
Beth brings a unique combination of sharp business expertise and women's health insight to her leadership of the organization. Beth has worked in the health care industry for more than 25 years helping to define and drive public education programs on a broad range of women's health issues. She launched and has expanded the HealthyWomen.org brand. As a result of her leadership, HealthyWomen was recognized as one of the top 100 women's health web sites by Forbes for three consecutive years, and was recognized by Oprah magazine as one of the top women's health web sites. HealthyWomen now connects to millions of women across the country through its wide program distribution and innovative use of technology.
Beth is responsible for the business development and strategic positioning of HealthyWomen. She creates partnerships with key health care professionals and consumer groups to provide strategic, engaging and informative award-winning programs. She serves as the organization's chief spokesperson, regularly participating in corporate, non-profit, community and media events. She also is a practicing nurse in maternal child health at Riverview Medical Center- Hackensack Meridian Health, in Red Bank, NJ.
In addition to her nursing degree, Beth holds degrees in political science, business and public administration from Marymount University.
To stay sane, she loves to run and compete in road races. She enjoys skiing and sailing with her husband and young son, and welcoming new babies into the world.Full Bio
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Earlier this week the nation of Haiti was struck by a massive and catastrophic earthquake, devastating structures from the National Palace of its president to the corrugated shacks of some of the world’s poorest people.
And as we watch compassionately from the security of our own lives, inevitably we ask, “What can I do to help?”
As women, our natural instincts to give care are put to the test by images of imploring mothers, deceased children and grief-stricken loved ones—in a country so close we are considered to be neighbors, in both hemisphere and heart.
The American Red Cross estimates that over 50,000 lives have been lost, and as I write this today, governmental and private aid in provisions of food, money and physical labor are en route to assist in the relief efforts.
But because of logistical hindrances faced in the days and weeks ahead, many fear that the situation will deteriorate before it can improve.
HealthyWomen is committed to distributing information and sharing resources and has compiled the following list to help you navigate the humanitarian waters so those who are in the greatest of need can benefit from the endowment of education:
• American Red Cross
• Doctors Without Borders
• Catholic Relief Services
• Food for the Poor
There are many other excellent aid organizations that are providing relief. Just be sure that you donate to a reliable organization where you are sure the money goes to the people who need it.
Please keep the citizens of Haiti in your minds and in your hearts and do whatever is in your power to help ease their tremendous suffering. Haitians are courageous people who have endured many hardships for generations—and have remained strong through their faith, courage and perseverance.
At HealthyWomen, we encourage you to pay forward the good fortunes of your health. Inform and empower your fellow woman—and assist your fellow man.