KHC Member Spotlight: Bev Beckman

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Bev Beckman
Beckman Consulting LLC

Job Title: Project Manager

Member of KHC since: 2017

KHC Committee Participation: Mental Health Workgroup

As a project manager, Bev offers project management and consulting services for care transitions programs.

What are you currently working on that you are most excited about? How do you think it will drive improvements to health and healthcare in the community?

I have been working with programs across the country interested in the development of Community Health Worker programs. I believe that use of Community Health Workers in multi-disciplinary teams will serve as one tool to support improved care transitions and utilization of services.

What do you see as the biggest threat to our community’s health? How do you feel it needs to be addressed?

While much work has been completed on addressing the social determinants of health, I believe we must continue to ensure all programs understand basic community needs and its impact on health. This includes having good screening tools in place, automated referral systems, and community capacity to meet those needs. Two of the greatest known needs here in Louisville include transportation and housing. I would like to see more work on meeting these needs.

Why do you and your organization belong to the KHC? What do you find most valuable as a member?

I belong to the KHC for networking, education, and working as a member of a progressive coalition.

Why do you think a multi-stakeholder coalition like the KHC is needed in the community?

Multi-stakeholder coalitions such as the KHC bring us together and out of our silos to learn from one another and support programs that make change in the community.

What is your favorite quote?

My personal favorite quote is Stephen Covey, “Begin with the end in mind.” I always like to know where I am going so that I have a good plan and stay on track towards goals.

What do you do in your spare time? Provide a fun fact about yourself.

I love family time with my children and grand-children at the beach. I have three children and five grand-children. My best memories are our family trips to Orange Beach.

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