Ernestine Bethea (she/her) is a 2013 initiate of the Nu Gamma Chapter of the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated located at Coppin State University where she studied Social Work and Sociology. She holds a Master of Science Degree in Human Service Administration from the University of Baltimore. She has worked as a Grant Services Specialist in the Mayor’s Office of Human Services in Baltimore, Maryland, an Administrative Program Coordinator in the graduate school at Johns Hopkins University and most recently as a Family Services Specialist at the Early Learning Coalition of Broward County.
Bethea started her journey in fraternity and sorority leadership when she was elected President of her undergraduate chapter. She has participated and chaired many community services programs catering to veterans, the homeless, the elderly, as well as premature babies. Bethea currently holds a leadership certification which allows her to serve on a national level in Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated. She is also certified in risk management through Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Incorporated and enjoys sharing knowledge and best practices.
When not working, Bethea enjoys encouraging young women through body positivity speaking engagement. She resides in Baltimore, Maryland.