Nurse and Special Projects Director, Newark Beth Israel Medical Center and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey
Following in her grandmother’s footsteps, Atiya became a nurse at the same facility she heard stories about as a kid. She built her career at The Beth, and is now program director for The Hire Newark, a unique job-training program that identifies unemployed individuals in the community and offers participation in a rigorous, five-week boot camp that prepares them for employment and places them in jobs around the community. Atiya is going the extra mile, just as her grandmother taught her, and keeping in touch with program participants to ensure that their overall wellness is sustainable beyond the program.
Putting Newark to work for community well-being