Beverly Mackereth,
Senior Associate

bmackereth@ridgepolicygroup.com

 

Public service has been the hallmark of Bev’s professional career, with extensive experience in the local government, state government, and in multiple other departments, with a general focus on youth advocacy. She served in the PA House of Representatives and as the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, which she brings to the benefit of our clients.

 

Experience:

 

  • Appointed as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare/Department of Human Services
  • Appointed by Governor Corbett as the Deputy Secretary of the Office of Children, Youth and Families in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, where Mackereth promoted increased collaboration between counties, the state, and providers; pushed for family and youth engagement; and successfully negotiated a Title IV-E Waiver with the federal government to improve child welfare practice and outcomes for children, youth and families
  • Executive Director of the York County Human Services Department, where she oversaw the York County offices of Aging; Mental Health; Mental Retardation; Early Intervention; Drug & Alcohol; Veterans Affairs; HealthChoices; Children, Youth & Families; and the Youth Development Center
  • Elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 196th Legislative District, where she served on the Education, Children & Youth, Aging & Older Adult Services, Judiciary, and Health & Human Services Committees and was appointed deputy whip and chairperson of the House Basic Education Subcommittee
  • Served as the Executive Director of the Healthy York County Coalition
  • Appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge as deputy director of the Governor’s Community Partnership for Safe Children, which was established to assist communities in setting up effective programs to reduce childhood violence
  • York County District Attorney’s Office, where she created a number of important programs, including the Child Abuse Unit, the “Stop Violence Against Women” program, and a Juvenile Prosecution Unit
  • York County Children and Youth Services, overseeing intake investigations of alleged child abuse and neglect
  • Mayor of Spring Grove and served on the Spring Grove Borough Council and Planning Commission

 

Education:

 

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Frostburg State University

 

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Washington, D.C.

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Washington, D.C. 20036

: 202-480-8093  |  : 202-833-2009

: pcurtis@ridgepolicygroup.com

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401 N. 2nd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

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Beverly Mackereth,
Senior Associate

bmackereth@ridgepolicygroup.com

 

Public service has been the hallmark of Bev’s professional career, with extensive experience in the local government, state government, and in multiple other departments, with a general focus on youth advocacy. She served in the PA House of Representatives and as the Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, which she brings to the benefit of our clients.

 

Experience:

 

  • Appointed as Secretary of the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare/Department of Human Services
  • Appointed by Governor Corbett as the Deputy Secretary of the Office of Children, Youth and Families in the Pennsylvania Department of Public Welfare, where Mackereth promoted increased collaboration between counties, the state, and providers; pushed for family and youth engagement; and successfully negotiated a Title IV-E Waiver with the federal government to improve child welfare practice and outcomes for children, youth and families
  • Executive Director of the York County Human Services Department, where she oversaw the York County offices of Aging; Mental Health; Mental Retardation; Early Intervention; Drug & Alcohol; Veterans Affairs; HealthChoices; Children, Youth & Families; and the Youth Development Center
  • Elected to the Pennsylvania House of Representatives to serve the 196th Legislative District, where she served on the Education, Children & Youth, Aging & Older Adult Services, Judiciary, and Health & Human Services Committees and was appointed deputy whip and chairperson of the House Basic Education Subcommittee
  • Served as the Executive Director of the Healthy York County Coalition
  • Appointed by Pennsylvania Governor Tom Ridge as deputy director of the Governor’s Community Partnership for Safe Children, which was established to assist communities in setting up effective programs to reduce childhood violence
  • York County District Attorney’s Office, where she created a number of important programs, including the Child Abuse Unit, the “Stop Violence Against Women” program, and a Juvenile Prosecution Unit
  • York County Children and Youth Services, overseeing intake investigations of alleged child abuse and neglect
  • Mayor of Spring Grove and served on the Spring Grove Borough Council and Planning Commission

 

Education:

 

  • Bachelor of Arts Degree in Psychology and Sociology from Frostburg State University

 

< Previous  |  Our Team  |  Next >

 

 

Washington, D.C.

1140 Connecticut Avenue, N.W. Suite 510

Washington, D.C. 20036

: 202-480-8093  |  : 202-833-2009

: pcurtis@ridgepolicygroup.com

Harrisburg, PA

401 N. 2nd Street

Harrisburg, PA 17101

: 717-602-1079  |  : 717-695-9602

: jfirestone@ridgepolicygroup.com