Member Highlight: Cheryl Beamon

Congratulations to MEA member Cheryl Beamon for being appointed Associate Commissioner of the Office of Training and Workforce Development New York City Administration for Children Services.

Cheryl Beamon has more than 25 years of experience working with programs that address the needs of mothers, children and families.  Martin Luther King’s  words on  being maladjusted has frame Cheryl’s career and life choices. MLK spoke of importance on being advocate for others by staying maladjusted to ills of society that impacted the vulnerable and poor. Never being comfortable with your personal comfort when others are suffering. 

Ms. Beamon joins ACS in December 2018 as Executive Director of ACS Workforce Institute after serving as Senior Manager of Child Welfare Development Programs at the Center for Development of Human Services, SUNY Buffalo State. At CDHS she oversaw 12 million dollars of training contracts and five regional training sites.  She played a pivotal  role in implementation of statewide initiatives and trainings for OCFS Child Welfare Community Services team – which includes but not limited to  Family Assessment Response, Teaming, Family Engagement toolkits, OCFS Common Core Training for New workers and Foster Adoptive Programs training. In her previous capacities Cheryl worked in direct care. She began her career at Office of Child Support Enforcement as Child Support Specialist and procedure writer. Cheryl previously worked at ACS (formerly Child Welfare Administration Services) as Supervisor 2 at the Division of Adoption and Foster Care and as Staff Analyst in Pediatrics Aids Unit. She oversaw a  prevention agency’s Mother- Infant Child program (MIC) in Jamaica, Queens. Throughout her career, Cheryl has worked to establish learning communities that advance worker’s knowledge, skill and abilities. Cheryl’s commitment is to help develop training programs that impact practice and improve the lives of children, families and individuals in our underserved communities.

Cheryl is committed to community building and  youth development . Her efforts include working with All Stars Project Inc., as a volunteer. She coached youth through their summer internship program and work closely with corporate sponsor to promote successful learning experience. She has worked with  her  church to help establish their Prison ministry that  provided support to families and community sons and daughters who have recently be released from prison.

Cheryl holds a master’s degree in Education: Curriculum Instruction and Instructional Technology from SUNY Albany and a bachelor’s degree from Adelphi University.

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