The Nevus Outreach Staff
From 1997 to 2001, Nevus Outreach was a real "grass-roots" organization, operated completely without any staff of any kind. In 2001 the Board of Directors chose to hire professional staff with the goal of better meeting constituents' needs. The organization has grown steadily since.
Mark Beckwith has been facilitating the work of not-for-profit corporations for 30 years. Originally from Southern California, he met and married native Oklahoman Kathy Stewart in a previous life as a professional opera singer. In 1995, they retired from the stage and moved to Oklahoma, where they live in the house where Kathy grew up. In 1996 they gave birth to Megan, who was born with a giant nevus. Kathy and Mark are two of the six co-founders of Nevus Outreach, founded in 1997. In 1999 Mark became president of Nevus Outreach. In 2003, the Board of Directors asked Mark to step down as President so he could head the staff as Executive Director.
When not promoting the mission of Nevus Outreach, Mark is the head of music at First Christian Church of Tulsa, and a top competitor in international amateur radiosport competition (ham radio).
Taylor Scott is a Bartlesville, Oklahoma native who moved to Tulsa to attend the University of Tulsa. In May, Taylor graduated from TU with a Bachelor of Arts degree in Music, a Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology, and a minor in Non-Profit Business Management, for which he served as Nevus Outreach's first Intern. Taylor was in attendance at the 2012 conference assisting the staff; helping the conference unfold perfectly. His email is .
Kent grew up in the Blue Ridge Mountains of southwestern Virginia. After spending six years in the US Air Force, he moved to Oklahoma where he has lived for about twenty five years. He worked at Oklahoma Wesleyan University in Bartlesville for twenty years in various accounting and finance capacities. He is married and has four children. He enjoys spending time with his family and likes doing anything outdoors. He especially likes to visit the Ozark Mountains of Arkansas and Missouri.
Patricia McAdams is an award-winning journalist with more than 20 years experience writing scientific and medical copy for a general audience. Her articles have appeared in many publications including the AARP Bulletin, the Washington Post, Women Magazine, Family Circle, and publications of the National Academy of Sciences. Pat is based in Kennett Square, PA, outside of Philadelphia.
The Nevus Outreach staff have pledged to do their very best to serve you. Please do not hesitate to contact the staff at any time for any reason.
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