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Shivani Naik

Shivani Naik

Business Operations Specialist for Child Welfare

Shivani recently joined Beech Acres in December of 2020 as Business Operations Specialist, supporting the Child Welfare Continuum of Care.  With a background in Business Administration from the University of Cincinnati (UC) and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt from Purdue, as well as 4 years of practical experience working to improve the lives of children in our community,  Shivani aims to work cross-functionally to support teams in caregiver enrichment programs, foster care, and adoption.  In addition to her role with Child Welfare, Shivani provides project management support to the newly formed Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion (DEI) committee.  Shivani has a unique perspective to offer the group, as Social Justice is not just a professional and social passion, but a part of her every-day lived experience as an immigrant Woman of Color.  Additionally, as a former member of UC’s RAPP (Racial Awareness Pilot Program) student organization and co-facilitator of their accelerated summer intensive, Shivani has experience participating in and facilitating important, but often difficult, conversations.

Beech Acres’ DEI Committee is made up of Leadership members from each division who develop and implement plans for their specific teams.  Shivani supports the DEI committee as Project Manager, by facilitating meetings, monitoring plans and budgets, and developing communication strategies to ensure committee members are informed and focused.  By using data from each divisions’ projects, Shivani will highlight areas of success and improvement to further guide DEI Committee initiatives to better accomplish their goals.