Brain Champion Beth Gittess

OCCUPATION:  Accountant

What do you get when you combine a devoted accountant, a passionate mother, a charitable philanthropist, an adventurous voyager, a yoga enthusiast, and a registered respiratory therapist? You get Beth Gittess, Brain Health Champion Extraordinaire! Beth embodies all the principles of good brain health because when it comes to family, friends, health, and the pursuit of happiness, things just add up for this accountant.

With a degree in respiratory therapy already locked down, Beth decided to go back to school and earn her MSA, a masters in science and accounting. Along with her job as an accountant, Beth also hosted a knitting club at her house for almost 4 years; she even drove one older woman to and from her house every week! It’s no surprise that volunteering also feeds Beth’s appetite for good deeds, especially with her soft spot for helping out children and teachers since her brother is a principal and her sister is a teacher.

When Beth finally has time to focus on herself, she’s stirring up her creative genius in the kitchen, practicing her hot yoga, or fearlessly venturing into the farthest corners of the world. In fact, when Beth wanted to travel the Amazon River and nobody would volunteer to go with her, she signed up with a group of strangers and did it on her own. She keeps the brain juices flowing with hiking, gardening, reading, and even Sudoku in her downtime, though she’s gotten so good with the number puzzles that she doesn’t do it much anymore. Once she’s mastered something, this true champion loves to challenge herself by trying new things to push her limit even further.

Personal Achievements

I lost 30 pounds through diet and exercise, I went back to college while my two children were still in school and earned a master’s degree, I’ve traveled the world, and I’ve dedicated my time and efforts to helping others.

Personal Goals

My goal is to take on the daily challenges of life with a sense of humor and purpose, and to always look for the next opportunity for personal growth.