April 09, 2017
Karen Kimsey, Deputy Director for Complex Care and Services for DMAS, announced yesterday that Ann Bevan has accepted the role of the new Developmental Disabilities and Behavioral Health Division Director, effective Monday, April 10, 2017. In her announcement she said that “Ann brings a wealth of executive level, program management and direct care experience to her position.
Her experience spans more than 30 years working with individuals with disabilities in a variety of settings, including case management, residential, day support, hospice, behavioral health, substance abuse and crisis services. Prior to joining DMAS, Ann served as the State Director with NHS Human Services for 14 years, where she was charged with oversight of all programs in Virginia. Ann’s experience also includes employment with the Department of Behavioral Health and Developmental Disabilities, and Valley Community Services Board, where she was tasked with initiation and implementation of the case management and residential components of the (then newly created) Intellectual Disabilities Waiver.
Ann is currently employed at DMAS, where she has served a critical role as the Department of Justice Settlement Senior Advisor since February 2014. Ann received both her Bachelors Degree in Psychology and Master’s Degree in Rehabilitation Counseling from VCU/MCV.”
Ann is also the former President of VNPP and has worked closely with us on many issues since she joined the DMAS staff – we all congratulate her on her promotion and wish her the very best!