Bebashi announces the appointment of Sebrina Tate as its new Executive Director

Ms. Tate, who previously held the position of Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director, is the first woman to lead the organization in 25 years.

Sebrina Tate, newly appointed Executive Director of Bebashi – Transition to Hope


Philadelphia, PA (July 7, 2021) – Bebashi – Transition to Hope is pleased to announce the appointment of Sebrina Tate as the organization’s new Executive Director.

Ms. Tate, who joined Bebashi in 2019, previously functioned as the Interim Executive Director and Deputy Director and is the first woman of color to hold this position in 25 years.

Following the retirement of Bebashi’s former, longstanding Executive Director in October 2020, the organization began a comprehensive search for a new leader.

“Bebashi’s search committee launched an extensive and rigorous process to ensure that Bebashi had a leader that would expand and elevate the organization’s mission and contributions in Philadelphia and beyond. We are excited to appoint Sebrina Tate, who brings vision, passion, and a commitment to the agency, the clients, and the staff. She has our unwavering support as she steps into the new role,” said Linda Marshall, Board Chair.

Ms. Tate has approximately 25 years of experience in various aspects of social work including, Mental and Behavioral Health, Housing, Education, Social Services, and Community Relations.

As a leader, Ms. Tate is passionate about driving positive change in our communities, and, throughout her career, has spearheaded several programs that promote the health and well-being of underserved communities. During her tenure at Bebashi, Ms. Tate has been pivotal in the establishment of Bebashi’s Wellness Clinic and the expansion of the organization’s programs and services.

“When I joined Bebashi two years ago, I never expected to fall in love with the organization, to the extent that I have. The dedication of our staff to our clients and knowing that the work we do impacts so many lives, inspire me to keep going. I thank the board and my team for entrusting me with this role and I am excited to lead Bebashi into the next phases of our expansion,” said Sebrina Tate.

Ms. Tate has a Bachelor of Social Work degree from Temple University, a Master of Social Work from Howard University, and a master’s degree in Criminal Justice from Saint Joseph’s University. She is currently a last semester student of the George Washington University LGBT Health Policy and Procedure Certification Program.

To learn more about Bebashi – Transition to Hope, visit or call 215-769-3561.


Media Contact:

Jude-Anne Spencer-Phillip
Communications Specialist
Bebashi – Transition to Hope
Phone:  (215) 769-3561 ext. 159

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