Martinsville UpTown Rotarian to lead GSE team to Taiwan

Beverly is eager to connect with the GSE team members and help to make this the best learning experience and leadership development experience possible for both the visiting team and for their hosts in Taiwan. She is prepared to generously share of time and knowledge of the Rotary projects in her area that may be of service to their hosts in Taiwan, and she is hoping to learn and bring back ideas and best practices from their hosts' home projects.
 
In her role as Community Reinvestment Act (CRA) & Fair Lending Officer at Carter Bank & Trust in Martinsville, VA, Beverly focuses her time and energy on understanding the communities' needs across the bank's footprint in Virginia and North Carolina. From this understanding of the demographics and community needs, Beverly collaborates with colleagues at the bank on community development projects. These projects include: revitalization and stabilization, economic development, essential services, and affordable housing. This comes in the form of lending, donating, and serving in low and moderate income areas and distressed and underserved areas. In addition to Community Development, Beverly also focuses on Fair Lending, which is driven by the Fair Housing Act and the Equal Credit Opportunity Act. Her work in Fair Lending includes a proactive approach to lending, investing, and serving all communities fairly.
 
Outside of her service and work in Rotary and Carter Bank & Trust, Beverly is involved in a number of other community organizations. She serves on the Board of Directors of the United Way of Henry County & Martinsville and is involved in the Community Impact Committee and Executive Committee. Beverly is active in the Bridges out of Poverty initiative in Martinsville/ Henry County/ Patrick County and is on the Implementation team for their first set of "Getting Ahead in a Just Getting by World" classes. Additionally, Beverly serves on the E3 Advisory Council, a project of the Department for Aging and Rehabilitative Services (DARS). Virginia is a location chosen as a targeted community through the Vocational Rehabilitation Technical Assistance Center. Project E3 (Empower Education Employ) partners with State VR Agencies and local community partners to improve outreach and employment-related services to underserved people with disabilities in these communities. Beverly is a member of Christ Episcopal Church in Martinsville, VA.