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Beverly M. Morrow

Beverly M. Morrow was appointed to the Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Board of Directors in 2018. She has been a behavioral health advocate and volunteer since 1990, serving in several capacities including Piedmont Consumer and Family Advisory Committee (CFAC) Chair and now Cardinal Innovations Healthcare Executive CFAC Chair.

Morrow also has served two-and-a-half terms on the NC MH/IDD/SAS Commission. She also previously served on the Cultural Competence Advisory Committee, Network Provider Advisory Committee, Global Continuous Quality Advisory Committee and the NC Stakeholder Engagement Group (SEG). Currently, Morrow is a member of the Innovations Waiver Stakeholder Work Group.

Morrow first got involved with CFAC about 15 years ago when she was looking for an avenue to advocate for her son, who is diagnosed with severe and persistent schizophrenia.

From 1995 to 2010, Morrow headed up a non-profit organization she founded, called Computer Empowerment, Inc., to teach computer skills to children, teens, adults and senior citizens. Her focus was on helping build self-esteem and a positive attitude toward learning in the youths in the program. She also helped adults develop computer skills to for them in the job market or at home. She also created a life skills curriculum for indigent adult women.

Morrow’s program received a grant to serve individuals who were mandated by the Mecklenburg County Drug Court to attend her computer skills and life skills program. That program resulted in the creation of a computer lab in the Criminal Courts building in Mecklenburg County.

Prior to her work helping others learn about technology, Morrow was a programmer/systems analyst with the Royal Insurance Company in Charlotte, N.C. She designed and developed software and detailed specifications for commercial lines in various programming languages, participated in feasibility studies for proposed software and analyzed and researched user requests. She also worked for Duke Power in the 1980s, as a programmer designing and maintaining software programs in various programming languages for the nuclear power stations.

Morrow has an associate of science degree in applied sciences and was a member of e Epsilon Delta Pi, a Data Processing Honor Society and Thi Beta Kappa, Community College Honor Society.

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