Bev Ching is a Registered Nurse with a Masters in Health Administration. She is a Southern California native and grew up in the Inland Empire. Bev’s work history as a Registered Nurse began in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit (NICU) working with premature infants and later transitioned to Public Health Nursing. Bev’s personal journey led her to accept employment with Inland Regional Center (IRC) where she worked with persons with developmental disabilities. She oversaw California’s Early Start program and the Early Start Family Resource Network (ESFRN) which provided early intervention to infants and toddlers with disabilities and their families. She was involved in a state-wide task force that helped implement and set the standards for Early Start in other Regional Centers. Bev also led the Clinical Services Program for all IRC consumers which included the following qualifying diagnosis: autism, cerebral palsy, epilepsy and intellectual disability. Bev represented IRC at the multi-agency Autism Collaborative when it was just beginning.
After 18 years with IRC, Bev transitioned her employment to Inland Empire Health Plan (IEHP) where she used her skills as a Strategic Project Manager in Health Administration. She assisted IEHP in developing their provider network for autism services when it became a Medi-Cal responsibility. Bev currently serves as a Practice Transformation Manager. She continued to support the Autism Collaborative when she changed employment from IRC to IEHP. The Autism Collaborative’s work led to the opening of the Inland Empire Autism Assessment Center of Excellence in January 2017. Bev’s interest in early intervention and autism led her to accept an invitation to join the AACE Board of Directors in January 2017. She currently serves as the board secretary.