Beverly Burks is a graduate of Alabama State University, where she received her B.S. Degree in Computer Information Systems. For more than 17 years, Beverly worked for several fortune 100 companies as a business consultant and technical manager.
For over 10 years, Ms. Burks served as Executive Director of the National Pan-Hellenic Council, a collaborative council composed of historically African American Greek-letter fraternities and sororities. She worked with the affiliate organizations and their more than 2 million members to foster brotherhood and sisterhood in the pursuit to bring about social change through the development of social programs that would create positive change for Blacks and the country.
She currently works as the Director of Community Engagement at the Fulton-DeKalb Hospital Authority, the owner of the Grady Health System and the 5th largest safety net hospital in the United States. She is responsible for partnerships, grant management, and programs.
She participated in the Community Health Leadership Program (CHLP) – The Satcher Health Leadership Institute at Morehouse School of Medicine.
Beverly served as Vice Chairman of the Planning and Zoning board for the City of Clarkston.
Ms. Burks has been a member of various professional and community organizations including the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Coalition of One Hundred Black Women, National Association for the Advancement of Color People (NAACP), National Association of Female Executives, National Black Meeting Planners Association, Junior League of DeKalb County, and the Democratic Party. She served on various boards such as Boys and Girls Clubs of Metro Atlanta and Sagal Radio. Beverly also participated in the recent class of Leadership DeKalb.
Beverly strongly supported and voted for the Clean Indoor Air Act, decriminalization of marijuana possession, Dekalb County transfer of 40 Oaks Park back to the City, $15 minimum wage for city employees, Ban the Box Ordinance to eliminate obstacles of inequality that prevent full-time employment opportunities with the City and the creation of the Urban Redevelopment Agency for the improvement of Friendship Forest Sanctuary.