Converge & Associates Consulting

Posted:  February 12th, 2012 by:  YPN MIami comments:  0

Barbara Cheives is the President and CEO of Converge & Associates Consulting.  Converge specializes in race and ethnic relations consulting and cultural competency training.  Barbara’s consulting expertise includes law enforcement and public safety, media, education, and corporations.

Barbara served as the first Executive Director of Toward A More Perfect Union in Palm Beach County. TMPU is a non-profit initiative that addresses the critical impact of race and ethnicity in a diverse community.

Among the clients of Converge & Associates are International Speedway Corporation; Palm Beach County Sheriff’s Office; Broward County Children’s Services Council; Florida Department of Juvenile Justice; Florida Network of Youth and Family Services; The City of West Palm Beach, and the YWCA of Palm Beach County.

Barbara serves on the National Board of the Institute of Community Peace in Washington, DC and is also President of National Coalition of 100 Black Women, Inc. West Palm Beach Chapter and the Co-Chair of the Tabernacle Missionary Baptist Church Social Justice Ministry. Barbara is as active alumnae of Leadership Palm Beach County, from the Class of 2002.

Barbara’s community appointments include Immediate Past Chair of the Palm Beach County Criminal Justice Commission. She served on the West Palm Beach Mayor’s Transition Team where she chaired Neighborhood Improvement and Community Outreach.  She was also appointed as a Commissioner to the statewide 2007 Blueprint Commission of the Florida Department of Juvenile Justice

She has received numerous honors and awards, most notably the March of Dimes Woman of Distinction Award, United Way of Palm Beach County Volunteer of the Year and the American Cancer Society Lifesaver Award.

1977 Brandywine Rd.  # 203 / West Palm Beach, FL 33409 / 561.689-2428

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