Betty is a Registered Dietitian who earned her B.S. degree in Food and Nutrition from Marymount College of Fordham University and her M.S. degree in Clinical Nutrition from New York University. She is the Co-Director and Director of nutrition for the New York Obesity Research Center Weight Loss Program. She also works as a consultant and co-investigator for obesity related clinical trials at the research center. Her previous experience includes adjunct professor at Marymount College of Fordham University and Westchester Community College, staff nutritionist at the VanItallie Center for Weight Management, research nutritionist for the Diabetes Prevention Program, nutrition counselor for pre- and post-bariatric surgery patients at the Center for Weight Loss Surgery, and she helped develop the exam and coursework for the American Dietetic Association Weight Management Certification Program.
Betty was recognized as a leading Registered Dietitian in Manhattan in Quest Magazine's Annual 2001 New York Resources issue. She has appeared on WNBC news, WABC Eye Witness News, New York 1 News, and News 12, and she has been interviewed by numerous magazines and newspapers, including Woman's World, Glamour, Newsday, LA Times, Daily News, Newsday, Women's Day and Travelers Magazine.