Beth Devine, Executive Director
Beth Devine was named the Executive Director of PYSC in May, 2016. Devine has an extensive background in sports-based youth programming, most recently having founded Philly Girls in Motion, an organization that delivers physical activity and sports programs for girls in schools and communities throughout Philadelphia. Beth started the organization with the help of then Councilman, now Mayor Jim Kenney, who asked her to build a basketball program in South Philadelphia in partnership with the six Division I women’s basketball programs located in Philadelphia. Beth went on to serve on Mayor Kenney’s Transition Team as the Co-Chair of the Community and Culture Committee, focusing on programming for youth in our schools and Parks and Recreation facilities.
Previously, Beth gathered knowledge in relationship building, marketing, fundraising, and event planning through her work at great organizations like the American Cancer Society, The Philadelphia Big 5, and O’Neill Properties Group.
Becca Fagan, Program and Evaluation Manager
Becca Fagan joined PYSC as the Program & Evaluation Manager in April 2019. After 5 years with the City of Philadelphia, with both the Philadelphia Water Dept. and Philadelphia Parks & Recreation, she is glad to bring her extensive experience in community relations and communications to the programming sector of PYSC. A native Philadelphian, and a former high school and collegiate athlete, she is thrilled to move back into the world of athletics and youth development. Having grown up within the Philadelphia rec system, she recognizes the importance of access and equity in programming and is excited to contribute to the work being done at PYSC.
Becca holds a BBA in Sport & Event Management from The George Washington University. During her time at GW she was an active member of the GW Crew team, as well as Captain of GW Women’s Rugby. She maintains a foothold in the Philadelphia sports community as the current Captain of Philadelphia Women’s Rugby Football Club.