Beth Branagan joined NCHEP as a Program Specialist in June 2022. She brings a wealth of experience to her current role, with over 30 years of experience working with underserved populations with much of that time serving as the School Social Worker and Homeless Liaison for Transylvania County Schools. In addition, Beth was a member of the NCHEP Leadership Team for several terms and was named the NCHEP Homeless Liaison of the Year in 2019. Beth served on the NC School Social Work Association (NCSSWA) Board as the Chairperson for the Western Region and was selected as the Western Region nominee for NC School Social Worker of the Year in 2017. Beth holds her Bachelor of Arts degree in Social Work from the University of Pittsburgh, where she is originally from.
When she is not working, Beth enjoys spending time in nature, hiking, swimming, and bird watching. She also enjoys tending to her flower garden and cooking. Beth has one daughter, who Beth is very proud of for graduating from UNC Asheville and who is extending her learning by pursuing a dual master’s degree at UNC Wilmington.