Commissioner Lynn T. Beshear
Alabama Department of Mental Health, AL
Lynn T. Beshear was appointed commissioner of the Alabama Department of Mental Health on July 10, 2017, by Governor Kay Ivey. Commissioner Beshear—who began her career as a nurse—has served on the boards of directors of several groups and councils, including the American Heart Association, Helping Montgomery Families Initiative, the Joint Public Charity Hospital Board, Medical AIDS Outreach Advisory Board, and more. In addition to these roles, Commissioner Beshear was part of the team that founded the Montgomery Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy and the Alabama Campaign to Prevent Teen Pregnancy. From October 2020 through July 2017, Commissioner Beshear was the executive director of Envision 2020, a community-driven strategic planning effort in central Alabama counties that sought to develop 25 shared goals related to the quality of life through the use of active partnerships.