Our Staff

Tirzah Gibboney

Director & Neighborhood Resource Specialist tirzah.boh@gmail.com

Tirzah was thrilled to join the staff in May 2017 after being involved with Bridge of Hope Centre County as a member of a neighboring volunteer group. She has a passion for empowering women, and her goal is to inspire others to have hope in their daily lives so that they can discover the possibility of an adventurous, purposeful and effective life. She is currently adventuring in Bellefonte with her husband and daughter and is a member of Faith United Methodist Church.

Tara Mathews

Administrative Assistant bridgeofhope.office@gmail.com

Tara Mathews joined the Bridge of Hope family in January of 2019. Her personal testimony gives a fresh perspective on how homelessness trickles into the lives of loved ones. When close family members go through these situations, being on the outside looking in can take you through many types of emotions from feeling helpless and sad to feeling angry and not understanding. Her experience has given her a desire to help educate and make a difference in the community using her skills and knowledge of homelessness. Tara provides administrative support to the Bridge of Hope while spending her time as a wife and mom. Among other work she is a virtual assistant, massage therapist, and has a growing Christian women’s fitness ministry.