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Rev. Tamika S. Cobb, M.S.W., M.Div.
Executive Director

In March 2014, Beautiful Gate Outreach Center named Rev. Tamika S. Cobb, M.S.W., M.Div. its new Executive Director to drive the efforts and build momentum for greater change through programs and services addressing the overall needs of persons within our communities engaging in the fight against HIV. She succeeds Renee Palmore Beaman, RN, who founded the organization in 2001.

Beautiful Gate Outreach Center continues to be one of Delaware’s premier faith-based community organizations with a unique passion to promote a holistic approach to individuals and families affected by HIV/AIDS by meeting their biological, psychological, social and spiritual needs.

Renee Palmore Beaman, RN
Founder

(“Nurse Nay”) has earned notable recognition as the Founder & Executive Director of the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center (BGOC), Delaware’s highly acclaimed faith-based HIV/AIDS prevention and outreach program. Under her administration, the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center has created over 25 programs that service thousands of Delawareans, including an on-site medical clinic in partnership with Christiana Care Health Systems. She has received numerous awards for her work with those affected by and infected with HIV. She has traveled twice to South Africa and also to Sydney, Australia, where she lent her expertise to staff and clients. Renee has been a leader in many areas, as a certified Pediatric and Cardiology Registered Nurse; she was the first nurse of color to hold the position of Intravenous Nurse at the King Edward Memorial Hospital in Paget, Bermuda and also the first African American School Nurse for the Colonial School District. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., and the National Coalition of 100 Black Women and was a 2008 inductee into the Hall of Fame of Delaware Women. Renee is a native of Niagara Falls, NY. She is also the wife and partner of 25 years to the Rev. Dr. Silvester Beaman, Senior Pastor of Bethel AME Church, Wilmington, DE, mother to Asaiah & Kori and “Queenie” (grandmother) to Maliah Renee.

 Suzanne  S. Tait — Program Director

Suzanne is the Program Director of the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center (BGOC).  She has an extensive background in the area of life and health insurance previously holding management positions in claims, customer service and provider relations. She became an active member of the Bethel A.M.E. Church (Wilmington, DE) AIDS Task Force (ATF) in 1997. In 2000, in preparation for the grand opening of the Beautiful Gate Outreach Center, Suzanne was in the first group of ATF volunteers to complete the HIV/STD certification training with the Delaware Division of Public Health. She previously held the position of BGOC Counseling and Testing Coordinator. This enabled her to play a small part in Beautiful Gate Outreach Center becoming recognized as the leading community based AIDS service organization in the State of Delaware. Suzanne has provided HIV educational presentations to numerous groups.  This includes a presentation on developing an HIV testing ministry in the church at The Balm in Gilead, Black Church Institute on HIV & Other Health Disparities in October of 2008. Suzanne holds a B. S. in Criminal Justice from the University of Delaware with minors in Sociology and Black American Studies.  After God, Suzanne credits her parents, George E. Jr. and Alvera L. Saunders for every good thing that has happened in her life. She considers her son, Leyland (a college student), to be the greatest gift she has received in life.

Katrina Banks — Life Coach

Fred Baynard, Jr — Van Driver

Asaiah Beaman — Outreach Coordinator/HIV  Counselor/AmeriCorps Supervisor

Joyce Bunkley, RN — HIV Prevention Counselor

Kevin Coleman — Volunteer Coordinator (AIDS Task Force)

Vanessa Corbin — Breakfast Outreach Co-Leader

Dr. Rodney Cooper — Health Disparities Coordinator/Grant Writer

Sharon Drew — HIV Prevention Counselor

Ed Green  AmeriCorps Volunteer

Robyniece Lively — AmeriCorps Volunteer

Chevala Oliver -Berry — HIV Prevention Counselor

Jasmine Washington — WISH (Women In Support of Health) Care Advocate

Patty D’Angelo  WISH (Women In Support of Health) Care Advocate

Martins Onos — Financial Consultant

Keith Johnson — Custodian/Outreach

Angela Marvel — Medical Technician

Charles McKinney — Licensed Massage Therapist

Members of the AIDS Task Force Volunteer Ministry of Bethel AME Church

Annette Skinner — HIV Prevention Counselor

Cynthia Warner — Receptionist

Tira Wright — Client Service Coordinator

Dr. Jacquita Wright-Henderson — Payroll Manager