Ms. Beverly Earl has served as the Director of Family & Community Services for San Bernardino County for over 15 years and has been an employee of Catholic Charities for over 30 years. She is well known for her commitment to struggling families, has received numerous community awards acknowledging her service, and sits on numerous boards and committees advocating for families. During her tenure, Ms. Earl has been instrumental in training her staff and volunteers to become experts surrounding the issues of poverty, domestic violence, funeral briefing and grieving, disaster services, HIV/AIDS, hunger, and health care. She has expanded services to include holistic case management, food distribution, housing support to low-income families, and a senior food program. She is known for initiating and implementing innovative programs such as the development of community gardens and the “Hope in the City” Youth & Family Resource Center.