Beverly Watts Davis, Chief Operating Officer

Beverly Watts Davis is currently the Chief Operating Officer for WestCare Foundation. She also currently serves as the Program Coordinator for the SAMSHA ReCAST grant for Bexar County and serves at the Chair of the Board of Directors of Ella Austin Community Center (a 125 year old multi-service Community Center), serves on the Police and Community Relations Council as a Mayoral Appointee, serves on the City Bond Committee as an appointee of the City Councilman, serves on the United Way Women's Leadership Council, and serves on the Eastpoint Sustainability Committee as a Mayoral appointee.

Beverly Watts Davis has over 30 years of experience in leading and managing public agencies, non-profit organizations, and private companies. She has provided numerous non-profit organizations with organizational development, strategic planning, grants and contract acquisition, training, technical assistance, and program evaluation. She has served at the Senior Executive Service level of the federal government (equivalent to the military rank of a General in the U.S. military) as the Director of a Federal Agency, Executive Director of San Antonio Fighting Back, Inc., Senior Vice President of the United Way of San Antonio and Bexar County, and an elected official in Austin, Texas for 11 years.

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 San Antonio, Texas and received three Secretariat Awards for Distinguished Service from the Secretary of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. While at the Substance Abuse and Mental Services Administration (SAMHSA), she served as the Director of the Center for Substance Abuse Prevention and Senior Advisor to the Administrator where she co-Chaired the development of the National HIV/AIDS Prevention Strategy, served as the lead for HIV/AIDS, 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 has 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 National Crime Prevention Council's "Outstanding Citizen Advocate Award."

Beverly Watts Davis has served in many leadership capacities to include service on the Board of Trustees of Austin Community College and the Board of Directors for the Center for Public Policy & Political Studies, the One Star Foundation, National Association of Drug Court Professionals, National Prevention Partnership, Community Anti-Drug Coalitions of America (CADCA), the National Crime Prevention Council, the Pacific Institute for Research and Evaluation, the National Family Partnership, the National Center for Alcohol and Drug Abuse in Higher Education, the Women's Chamber of Commerce of Texas, and the Texas Mental Health Association. She has also served as an Advisory Board member of the National Funding Collaborative on Violence Prevention, the National Center for State Courts, Youth Crime Watch of America, and Business, Investment, Growth (BIG) Austin.