Beth Chadwick is an attorney who has an extensive background in both public and private sector management. She started her legal career in Savannah and represented many children and youth involved in the child welfare system, both in deprivation and delinquency proceedings. She later became the Director of Legal, Forensic and Special Services for the Division of Mental Health, Developmental Disabilities, and Addictive Disease of the then Georgia Department of Human Resources. In this role, she also handled legislative affairs and served as the lead risk manager for the state mental health hospital system. She provided training on mental health issues to juvenile, probate and superior court judges during this time.
She also became a foster parent. She later became the Executive Director of the Devereux Georgia Treatment Network, which included a large psychiatric residential treatment facility, therapeutic foster care services, a middle and high school, and a transitional/independent living program. These programs served children, youth and young adults with significant behavioral health challenges.
She was promoted to Senior Vice-President of External Affairs for the National Devereux Foundation in 2005. Devereux is one of the nation's largest behavioral healthcare providers. She held this role until 2011, when she began consulting on wide-ranging areas such as nonprofit management, Medicaid compliance, government affairs, board development, fundraising, new business development, and issues within child welfare, behavioral health, and juvenile justice. She serves on several state and national boards.