The HBA is mourning the tragic loss of Beth Everett, PhD, HBA leader, during Hurricane Sandy in a tragic accident on October 29.
The HBA is mourning the tragic loss of Beth Everett, PhD, dedicated HBA leader and the secretary of the Metro chapter. Beth and her husband Richard were killed during Hurricane Sandy in a tragic accident on October 29.
An HBA member since 2003, Beth was a board member in the Metro chapter and served as chapter secretary in 2012. Beth was very active in the HBA contributing her talents on committees including TOP (Technology Overhaul Project) leading to a new HBA website, DART (Data Analysis and Review Team), IT, social media, and the Leadership Conference. Beth served as the director at large for technology management on the HBA board in 2009 and 2010.
Beth earned a PhD in chemistry from the University of California at Santa Barbara. She was a senior management consultant at Carter McKenzie Select at the time of her passing. Her distinguished career included positions at SmithKline Becham, Novartis, Organon USA, Impact Rx and SAIC.
A strong believer in giving to the community, Beth was actively involved in 4-H and served on Hope Church’s benevolence team, helping the disadvantaged in Morris County, NJ. She also was a very strong supporter of Habitat for Humanity, volunteering for them since she was in high school. During the past eight years she supported Morris Habitat as two-term board member and founding member of Habitat’s Re-Store committee.
HBA Metro advisory board member Chris Truelove, MedAdNews director of content wrote a beautiful profile/tribute to Beth. Download and read this article.
The HBA extends our deepest sympathies to her children Zoe, Talia, Theo and Pierce. A fund has been established for the Everett children:
Everett Family Fund
c/o TD Bank
535 NJ Route 10
Randolph, NJ 07869
Zoe, Beth's eldest child sprung into action, outlined in this article: Strangers Raise $56,000 to Help Kids Whose Parents Died in Superstorm Sandy
A quote from Zoe in the article:
"If there is something we strive for, it is to be as benevolent and giving as our parents were," she continued. "They had the ability to see the good in everyone they encountered, and they trusted in the good hearts of humanity. It has been a blessing to witness these qualities in action, as a community and a country pull together for a cause."
She asked that those who wish to donate to her family send their money instead to others who are still suffering in the aftermath of the storm.