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.
Jessie Dean, Member Program and Administrative Coordinator
Jessie Dean joined PYSC in September, 2017. Her role is to support the members of PYSC, build relationships, and facilitate a meaningful membership program. She brings a wealth of experience from her previous role in Member Services at the Philadelphia Museum of Art. Jessie also brings the dedication and drive she developed as a former student athlete. The highlights of her achievements as an NCAA Division III track and field athlete include claiming three individual conference titles. Outside of work, Jessie champions many causes and makes a habit of impassioned volunteering. She serves as a sports-based youth development provider for the Young Athletes program of the Special Olympics of Philadelphia.