Beverly Buchanan, Board President, National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP) — Ms. Buchanan was introduced to Community Action when she joined the Arkansas Department of Human Services in 2007 as a Community Services Block Grants Program Analyst, a position she held for seven years before being promoted to Community Services Block Grant Manager in 2014. She is certified as a National Results Oriented Management and Accountability (ROMA) trainer (NCRT) and a CCAP. Ms. Buchanan currently serves on the National Data Task Force and is a member of several national subcommittees for Community Action. She is the President of the Board of the National Association for State Community Services Programs (NASCSP). Ms. Buchanan is active in several grassroots efforts to organize and empower the local community in which
she lives. She is also the proud Nani to Andrew and Marley, working to ensure that they have a world in which
they are judged on the content of their character, and not the color of their skin.