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Mary Lamar

The Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey, Inc. (SCANJ) A 501c3 Charitable Organization
Founder & Executive Director
Founder and Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey, Inc., is an award winning leader with a reputation for successfully “making it happen.” This graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana is dedicated to improving conditions for those living with sickle cell disease.
Mary has worked in the health care industry for more than 10 years and is trained in respiratory, diabetic and infectious disease pharmaceuticals. She is experienced in promoting awareness on reproductive endocrinology and she has worked with community-based sickle cell agencies nationwide to educate about sickle cell disease and related conditions.

Together with her husband, Dr. Ansley W. LaMar, she conducts research, implements strategies, coordinates related programs, arranges public relations events, and develops initiatives that make a positive impact in the community.

Mary is an active member of Shiloh Baptist Church (Newark), where she serves as Superintendent of the Sunday School. She has been recognized as President of the Year in the North Atlantic Region of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority (AKA). Other affiliations include: New Jersey Governor’s Conference on Women, Steering Committee, Newark Boys Chorus School Board of Trustees and Past President Parent Advisory Council, National Association of Black Storytellers, Actors Equity Association, The League of Women Voters and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America.

My Speakers Sessions

Thursday, October 11

11:30am EDT