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Black History Month – Beverly Watts Davis

Written by on February 14, 2019

     Beverly Watts Davis is the Chief Officer for Program Support and Resource Development for WestCare Foundation. She also serves as the Program Coordinator for a $5 million prevention of community trauma grant for Bexar County. She has served as a Senior Executive Service Member of the federal government (equivalent to the military rank of a General Officer in the military) as the Senior Advisor to the Assistant Secretary for the Substance Abuse and Mental Health Services Administration (SAMHSA) with budget oversight of $3 billion dollars as well as the Director of The Center for Substance Abuse Prevention (CSAP) Federal Agency with budget oversight of $200 million dollars. She served as the Executive Director of San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc., Senior Vice President of the United Way of San Antonio, State Director for the Corporation for National and Community Service, and an elected official in Austin/Travis County, Texas for 11 years. She also was a business owner of a technology company and selected as the Outstanding Minority Business Owner by the Austin Chamber of Commerce and an Outstanding Small Business by the Small Business Administration.

Ms. Watts Davis has received numerous local, state, and national recognitions. She was selected as a Distinguished Alumni from her alma mater, Trinity University in and received three Secretariat Awards for Distinguished Service from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services (HHS). While at SAMHSA, she co-Chaired the development of the National HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategy and served as the lead for Tribal Affairs and Military Affairs. Prior to federal service, she was selected by the Attorney General of the United States as the first Texan to receive the Volunteer of the Year Award. She was also awarded with the National Faith-Based and Community Leadership Award, the PRJDE National Youth Leadership Award, and the National Prevention Network Achievement Award. She has been inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and was honored by the San Antonio Bar Foundation with the prestigious PEACEMAKER Award. She received the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director’s Award for Community Leadership, the Department of Defense (DOD) Commander’s Award for Outstanding Leadership, and

DE National Youth Leadership Award, and the National Prevention Network Achievement Award. She has been inducted into the San Antonio Women’s Hall of Fame and was honored by the San Antonio Bar Foundation with the prestigious PEACEMAKER Award. She received the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI) Director’s Award for Community Leadership, the Department of Defense (DOD) Commander’s Award for Outstanding Leadership, and


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