Superhero: Dr. Karen Beckerman

Dr. Beckerman pictured right with fellow superhero Tess Timoney (left), caped during Ob/gyn Grand Rounds at Bronx Lebanon Hospital.

Dr. Karen Beckerman inducted into the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude in April 2019. Dr. Beckerman is the founder of one of the first perinatal HIV programs in the U.S.—the Bay Area Perinatal AIDS Center which rebranded to HIVE in 2015.  In any conversation of progress and success in curbing the numbers of babies born with HIV in the Bay Area, Karen’s name comes up. She is known for being  wicked smart and fiercely dedicated. Following her cross country move, she remains a go-to consultant for challenging questions. She can be counted on to be ever focused on women’s needs and best practices. What a treat to spend time with her and cape her!

About the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude

“The plain fact is that the world does not need more successful people, but it does desperately need more peacemakers, healers, restorers, storytellers, and lovers of every kind. It needs people who live well in their places. It needs people of moral courage willing to join the fight to make the world habitable and humane.” David Orr

I deeply admire those who “live well in their places.” The ordinary and the unsung who offer to the world the very best parts of themselves without expectation.

This is a beautiful expression of love in her calm, persistent, generous manner – offering a ripple of change (a metamorphosis) to the world.

Inductees to the Love Superhero Hall of Gratitude are caped in recognition of their contributions to a love-filled world.

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