is a native Oregonian with a long history of public service and experience
in health and human services issues.
served in the Oregon Legislature for 10 years and became the first
Republican woman in Oregonís history to serve as Speaker of the House.
She moved to the Senate in 2000 and became the Senate Republican
Leader, also becoming the first woman to serve in both leadership
positions of the 2 chambers.
addition to her work in the Legislature, Bev served as Interim director of
the Deschutes County Commission on Children and Families in Bend.
She was Coordinator of the Public Safety Council in Bend, which
worked with local law enforcement to coordinate services to children and
families with programs directed to reduce juvenile crime.
She was a board member of Central Oregon Independent Health
Services in Bend.
is a mother of four, grandmother of 6 and has been a foster parent.
She has been a commercial and residential real estate broker, real
estate appraiser, and a small business owner and manager.
She and her husband, Ray, now own a ranch in Bend, Oregon, where
they raise hay and cattle.
received her Bachelorís degree in Communications and Management from
Marylhurst College in Lake Oswego. She
started her post at HHS in