MEET BRIDGETTE BARBERA-BYRNE
EMCEE, CHAracter of champions gala
Next Gen USA would like to thank Bridgette Barbera-Byrne for her outstanding leadership as emcee of the Character of Champions Gala Banquet presented by Navigators Insurance.
Ms. Barbera-Byrne is Senior Program Director at the Spring Valley YMCA in the Philadelphia suburbs. Barbera-Byrne oversees all of the YMCA's youth sports, school age child care, and summer camp programs, which impact more than 5,000 children annually and are organized under the Philadelphia Freedom Valley YMCA Association.
A New Jersey native, Barbera-Byrne graduated with top honors from Kean University, earning a Bachelor of Science in Health and Physical Education.
She is no stranger to the world of athletics, having spent most of her life on a field or court as both an athlete and a coach. In college, Barbera-Byrne earned All-American honors for her athletic prowess and leadership abilities, but it was beyond the thrill of competition that drew her to a career in sport that focused on youth and sport together.
With over a decade of working with youth in different capacities, Barbera-Byrne is passionate about children and continues to find ways to make a difference in children's lives.