Virginia Governor Bob McDonnell has announced appointments to his gubernatorial administration in the Natural Resources and Health and Human Resources secretariats. Douglas Bevelacqua will serve as Inspector General for Behavioral Health and Developmental Services in the Office of the Inspector General.
Doug Bevelacqua has a twenty-five year commitment to community service at the local, state, and national level serving people with behavioral health and intellect. His advocacy has included seventeen years on the Hampton-Newport News Community Service Board of Directors; and service on Virginia's State Board of Mental Health, Mental Retardation and Sub-stance Abuse Services (DMHMRSAS) and the Governor's Substance Abuse Service Council.
His interest in behavioral health started with his Mother's long struggle with schizophrenia in the time before effective psychotropic interventions. Bevelacqua's experience with the effects of alcoholism and addiction on a person, their family and the community has motivated him to support recovery programs and those trying to create new lives.
Bevelacqua is an entrepreneur who has founded and sold several substantial firms specializing in building construction for Federal, state and local government agencies in the Mid-Atlantic region. Prior to selling the companies, he was the Chairman and CEO of CBC Enterprises and the Westar Corporation. He currently serves as the Chairman and CEO of The Phoenix Corporation and is a managing partner of the DCB Group, LLC.
Bevelacqua is a native of Newport News who graduated from Peninsula Catholic High School, and served in the United States Marine Corps receiving an Honorable Discharge. He has a Bachelors Degree in Philosophy and Religious Studies from Christopher Newport University and a Masters Degree in Community and Addictions Counseling from the College of William and Mary. The National Board for Counselor Certification has recognized him as a Nationally Certified Counselor.
He lives in Williamsburg with his wife, Robynn and has three adult stepchildren.