Director of National Programs
North Carolina-based Director of National Programs, Bridget Tate, joined The Financial Clinic in May 2018 as a Manager of Service Delivery providing support to frontline staff in the WorkBOOST National ecosystem and direct services to their customers. She spent 15 years in the nonprofit financial arena with a unique ability to reach a variety of demographics and to meet people where they are, while assisting them in navigating their personal and systemic financial barriers.
Bridget’s passion for nonprofit work comes from her personal experience of becoming a single mother of two children under the age of 5 at 23. As she navigated a financial system that was both foreign and uninviting, she often saw others left behind. On many occasions, Bridget found herself advocating for others in her same situation who did not possess the articulation or information she did. She quickly realized her path was to ensure that both herself and others had the tools to succeed.
Prior to joining the Clinic, Bridget was the Deputy Director of a HUD Consumer Credit/Housing Agency, where she was instrumental in creating strategic partnerships that led to capacity building opportunities to reach and educate more consumers. She previously worked for MMI, the largest Debt Management Agency nationally, and has been both a bankruptcy counselor as well as a DMP counselor. Bridget holds certifications in Consumer credit, Fair Housing, FCRA, Loss mitigation, pre-purchase, and an HECM. In 2018, she was a part of the $4 billion Community Benefit Plan announced by First Tennessee Bank. She is looking forward to continuing to be a part of the Durham Mayor’s End Poverty Initiative by supporting local nonprofits and the community in bridging the economic gap.
Bridget lives by the idea, “If there is no seat at the table for me, I will build my own table!”