Associate Director of Operations; Co-Director of NCFPP
Bev Baker serves as the Associate Director of Operations for Family Voices and the Co-Director of Family Voices National Center for Family Professional Partnership (NCFPP). NCFPP provides technical assistance, support, and training to the 51 statewide Family-to-Family Health Information Centers (F2Fs) in all 50 states and DC. Prior to joining Family Voices, she ran the F2F for Maine providing support to families raising children with special health care needs and advocating for improved policies and systems to support families.
Bev completed the MCH Public Health Leadership Program in 2011 and has a BA from the University of NH in Psychology. She is the parent of two adult children, one of whom is a young adult with a diagnosis in the autism spectrum who lives independently in his own apartment. Bev’s background was in disability program administration and after becoming a parent of a son with a special health care need, she became active in family advocacy and support work. Her family moved to Maine with a 3-year-old son who had a variety of challenges in his early life. With both parents having a background in disability services and one working in the Maine system they were surprised at their struggle to find needed supports for their son. This led to Bev’s career change and subsequent work in advocating for children with special health care needs
Her work history includes developing one of the first MCHB statewide family support programs funded in the country; developing and monitoring innovative, individualized supports for adults with disabilities; leading and facilitating the delivery of values based training to organizations serving adults with disabilities; and 25 years of senior management/supervisory experience in non-profits.