Prevention, treatment and training for the trauma of child sexual abuse

Executive Director Sarah Gibbons

Family Support Line Welcomes
Sarah Gibbons
as New Executive Director

 

Family Support Line recently welcomed Sarah Gibbons, an experienced nonprofit leader, as its new executive director.


Gibbons brings a wealth of experience in strategic planning, community engagement, program management, partnership building and much more to her new role. She most recently served as Community Relations Director for the Children’s Hospital of Philadelphia. In this role, she oversaw the community benefit regulatory compliance obligations for one of the nation’s best children’s hospitals. Gibbons succeeds Pat Kosinski, who retired from Family Support Line after 31 years with the organization.


Gibbons designed innovative programs to increase CHOP’s community engagement of employees through the CHOP Cares Community Grant program and Community Ambassadors program. During her tenure, CHOP received the Association of American Medical Colleges’ Spencer Foreman Award for Outstanding Community Service and the Philadelphia Inquirer’s Corporate Philanthropy Award for Most Charitable Volunteerism.


Gibbons was responsible for the convening of over nine health care institutions, the Philadelphia Department of Public Health, the Health Care Improvement Foundation, and the Philadelphia Association of Community Development Corporations to conduct the first regional collaborative Community Health Needs Assessment.


“Social justice and speaking for those who don't have a voice has always been at the forefront of what I do professionally and independently,” Sarah says. “I look forward to bringing my expertise, skills, and talents to my local community and working with the FSL team to advance the high-quality treatment and education that we deliver to children and families throughout Delaware County.”


Family Support Line Board President Grant Gegwich said, “I am thrilled to welcome Sarah as the new executive director. Her outstanding expertise and experience, combined with her dedication to helping others, made her an ideal candidate for this important role. Along with the Family Support Line board, I have great confidence that she will help Family Support Line continue to grow and serve the people of Delaware County.”


Before joining CHOP in 2012, Gibbons held several leadership roles with the Family Planning Council, including Senior Manager-Pregnancy Prevention Initiative and Manager of Public Affairs. She holds a bachelor’s degree in Women and Gender Studies from Carleton College and master’s degrees in Law and Social Policy and Social Services in Policy Practice and Advocacy from Bryn Mawr College's Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research.


In addition to her professional experience, Gibbons has served as a leader on numerous nonprofit boards and committees, including A Running Start, Hispanic Family Center, Montgomery Early Learning Center, Girls Scouts of Eastern Pennsylvania and the Fetal and Infant Mortality Review Board of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. Gibbons lives in Ridley Park with her husband and children.