Do you Know Margie?

f70190226428c09e89b0_20160325_110547.jpg
Me and Margie at her office in SBMC Credits: Jessica Parkes
caa39ace9eb3fe8f8b20_IMG_6845.JPG
Margie with the Livingston Town Council and David So (11) at Bike Livingston event. Credits: Jessica Parkes
41004f89fe0d89fa5edf_IMG_6846.JPG
Margie and her team, Anita Touloughian (left) and Winnie Easterling (right) with Livingston mayor, Al Anthony at Bike Livingston     Credits: Jessica Parkes
f70190226428c09e89b0_20160325_110547.jpg

Did you know Saint Barnabas Medical Center has nearly 4,000 employees? Yes there are numerous doctors, nurses, technicians and administrative staff.  But there are also these other really cool people that have these cool long titles… Like Margie Heller who is the administrative director of community health and outreach.

Saint Barnabas Medical Center is one of TAP Into Livingston and TAP Into West Orange’s sponsors and Margie is one of three of my contacts for everything that goes on at Saint Barnabas…which is a lot!

Not only do I get the inside story about everything SBMC, I also get to collaborate with her at monthly board meetings for the Livingston Area Chamber of Commerce and get healthy snack tips for my boys (which is a big help because my son's limited food selection leaves me pulling my hair out most days)!

Sign Up for E-News

Margie, along with her team members Winnie Easterling and Anita Touloughian, can be found around town educating residents on what goes on at Saint Barnabas and making sure that people in the community know how to stay healthy by providing education on various topics.

You can likely find Margie in one of the community’s service areas meeting with a health officer, or at a local school working with a nutritionist and speaking with kids about how to read food labels, or participating at a local chamber event.

“It’s really about teaching people to live healthy – to eat healthy and to exercise,” Margie told me. “We really want to help people live healthier lifestyles. We even go into homes to teach medication reconciliation and evaluate homes for fall risks.”

Margie is from West Orange and currently resides in Roseland with her family but says she spends about 99.9% of her time in Livingston. So, I think it’s safe to say, Margie has the heartbeat of our community and then some!

Margie married her high school sweet heart, who also happens to be her brother’s long time best friend, Dave Heller. Together they have a son Michael who recently graduated from Drexel University with a double major in legal studies and accounting with a minor in criminal justice.

Some of Margie’s favorite places in the community include Livingston Bagel, McCloone’s Boat House and the reservation, which is one of the places you can find Margie living out what she preaches all day long at work: healthy living.

In addition to hiking, Margie loves spinning and is passionate about heart disease and cancer awareness.  She even recently formed a fundraiser at Fly Wheel called “Fly Red.” Margie said it was an important event for her because it helps to keep her brother, Howard Weiss’ memory alive.

Thanks Margie and Saint Barnabas Medical Center for sponsoring TAP into Livingston and TAP into West Orange.  Without your support we could not deliver the news to our readers in West Orange and Livingston.

For more information about Saint Barnabas Medical Center’s Community Health and Outreach program, contact Margie at 973.322.2448 or email mheller@barnabashealth.org

This column is written by Jessica Marrone-Parkes, co-owner of TAPintoLivingston.net.  The purpose of this column is to help you, the local community, get to know the people and businesses that support TAP and help deliver the daily news to you.  To learn more about becoming a sponsor, contact Jessica at jmarrone@tapinto.net. For more information about your daily news, contact Danielle at dsantola@tapinto.net.

The opinions expressed herein are the writer's alone, and do not reflect the opinions of TAPinto.net or anyone who works for TAPinto.net. TAPinto.net is not responsible for the accuracy of any of the information supplied by the writer.

TAP Into Another Town's News:

You May Also Be Interested In

Sign Up for E-News

Livingston

Lola's Buy 1 Regular Soft Serve Cone or Cup, Get One 50% Off With Coupon

May 26, 2018

FAIRFIELD, NJ - Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe is offering Buy One Regular Soft Serve Cone or Cup, Get One 50% Off with coupon. Lola's Sprinkles are always FREE! 

The coupon expires on June 18, 2018, and coupon offers cannot be combined. All guests must present this coupon to redeem.

Lola's Ice Cream and Sweet Shoppe is located at 244 Route 46 East ...

Free Flavors Soft Serve Ice Cream (Jr. Cup or Cone) With Coupon

Fairfield, NJ - Flavors Homemade Ice Cream is offering a FREE soft serve ice cream (jr. cup or cone) when you spend $10 or more with coupon.

Flavors Homemade Is located at 653 Rt 46 West (1.98 mi) in Fairfield, New Jersey 07004 next to Jose Tejas.

*Homemade Ice Cream

*Italian Ice

*Gelato 

*Fresh waffles 

*ice ...

Upcoming Events

Carousel_image_28c899d8572458eda4f7_mini_magick20180422-110109-8dtxfl

Tue, May 29

Essex County

Primary – Vote by Mail deadline

Carousel_image_28c899d8572458eda4f7_mini_magick20180422-110109-8dtxfl

Tue, June 5

Essex County

PRIMARY ELECTION

Government

Carousel_image_a95462779786ad34c46c_swain_nicole_02_med

Wed, June 6, 7:00 PM

Livingston Public Library, Livingston

Mindfulness Approach to Stress

Health & Wellness

Philip Roth's Childhood Home Still Stands in Newark

May 26, 2018

NEWARK, NJ — The house at 81 Summit Avenue in Newark's Weequahic neighborhood is otherwise unremarkable expect for a sign attached to its faux flagstone facade noting that the home has been designated a historic site—the childhood home of celebrated author Philip Roth, who died Tuesday at the age of 85.

There were no crowds outside the home to pay homage to ...

Still Time to Register for Livingston's Fall Intown Soccer

May 14, 2018

LIVINGSTON, NJ — Although a late fee may be applied as of May 13, registration is still open for the Fall 2018 Intown Soccer season in Livingston, including the high school co-ed program.

Livingston Soccer Club's (LSC) Intown program is all about sportsmanship, making friends, getting some exercise and learning a bit about soccer along the way. LSC provides the following ...

10-Year-Old Cancer Patient Receives Donation from Randolph Hockey Family

May 21, 2018

RANDOLPH, NJ — While the inter-town hockey battles on the ice between Randolph and Roxbury are fierce at every age level, when it comes to real-life battles off the ice, there is no hesitation to offer help to their neighbor.

Such is the case with a recent gesture of unity and support from the members of the Randolph varsity hockey team, when they came together to ...

A Royal Pain

I went to a big wedding over the weekend.  It was in England.

I like to think I was invited, but according to the Royal Guards and the Thames Valley Police I was not.  But more about that later.

You see, not too long ago I received an evite addressed to me from H&M@royalwedbot.co.uk.  Curiously, it was in my spam folder with a warning message. For an evite it was pretty ...