Mary Bentley LaMar is the Founder and Executive Director of the Sickle Cell Association of New Jersey, Inc. (SCANJ).  With more than 10 years’ experience in the health care industry, Ms. Bentley LaMar 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 the public about sickle cell disease and related conditions. A graduate of Indiana University in Bloomington Indiana, with a degree in Broadcast Journalism, Mrs. Bentley LaMar also has over 20 years’ experience in the entertainment industry where she received critical acclaim as a musical theatre artist.   

A partial list of Ms. Bentley LaMar’s affiliations include: the Newark Boys Chorus School Board of Trustees and Past President Parent Advisory Council, National Association of Black Storytellers, Indiana University Alumni Association, Actors Equity Association, American Federation of Television & Radio Artists, Screen Actors Guild, USO World Shows, The Masters School Parents Association and the Sickle Cell Disease Association of America. 

Mrs. Bentley LaMar resides in Newark, New Jersey with her husband, Dr. Ansley W. LaMar and son, Hunter.

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