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BETTY JANIK

Betty and her husband Joe have called Scottsdale home for over 15 years. They lived in the Denver area for 23 years until her husband accepted a position with Banner Health to establish a Pediatric Unit at Banner Thunderbird Hospital. 

Upon arriving in Arizona, Betty volunteered at Arizona Science Center for many years where she developed curricula in the Life Sciences for presentation to museum patrons and served on several committees.  She received a reward of excellence for her work at the Science Center. She tutored algebra with NO CHILD LEFT BEHIND and taught various other subjects at area learning centers. 

She was the treasurer of her Scottsdale HOA. (She also served on her HOAs in Chicago and in suburban Denver, where she also was treasurer/president of a competitive US swim team.) More recently, she served as a co-director of the Protect Our Preserve organization which led to the successful passage of Prop 420. 

She was born and raised in Chicago and graduated from University of Illinois Chicago Circle with a BS in Chemistry.  Betty worked as a biochemist doing Pioneer Research on New Drugs.  Her work was published and led to a novel treatment for strokes which is currently on the market. 

After the birth of her 3rd child, she transitioned to teaching secondary math and science. She has 3 children and 7 wonderful grandchildren.

 

 

 

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