Anne Rice-Burgess

Chief Executive Officer

Anne Rice-Burgess has more than 30 years of experience in faith-based human services organizations, most recently leading Methodist Services as President and CEO. Anne’s career stemmed from her own experience as an adopted child and lifelong attendance and membership in faith-based institutions. Her passion for the work lies deeply in her conviction that regardless of any person’s circumstances of birth and/or experiences in life, every person deserves to be equally valued and provided with opportunities to thrive. It is with this recognition that Anne believes that one of the greatest resources given to anyone is another person’s time, commitment, and care. Anne’s work has included direct care case management in addiction counseling, foster/kinship care and adoption; human resources; program management and program development; grant writing and fundraising; strategic planning and board membership. 

Anne’s career has been highlighted by the work she has done to create permanent families, the development and construction of permanent housing for unhoused individuals and families, the creation of programming and housing for LGBTQIA+ youth, multiple grant awards for early childhood education, OST, case management, health and wellness services, domestic violence, capital improvement projects, the creation of an urban farm, and advocacy. Anne’s funding development has included city, state, federal and private funding resources. In all these efforts, Anne has dedicated herself to developing and elevating her team through continuous professional development, focusing on diversifying the staff to reflect the population served, and succession planning. 

Anne has a Bachelor’s degree in Psychology from Georgetown University and a Master’s Degree in Human Services and Counselling Psychology from Chestnut Hill College. In addition, Anne obtained a generalist certificate in Human Resources through Villanova University and attended the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute at Bryn Mawr College. 

Anne is the mother of one daughter, now attending college, and was previously a foster parent to another daughter. She resides in Philadelphia and is passionate about the collective needs of all members of her community at large.

Victoria Bennett
Nathan Brockman ECS Philly
Mark A. Davis
Pamela D. Egleston, MSW, LSW
Kyle Evans
Christian Holland, MDiv
Rhena McClain
Neibert Richards
Cynthia L. Teagle Gale

The Rev. Peter Vanderveen | Church of the Redeemer, Bryn Mawr

The Rev. David J. Morris | St. Luke's Episcopal Church, Germantown

The Rev. Emily B. Richards | St. Thomas' Episcopal Church, Whitemarsh

The Hon. Renée Cardwell Hughes | Retired Judge

Mary E. Sales | Business Advisor

Kurt W. Brunner, CFA

Alan E. Casnoff | P&A Associates

Matthew J. Espe | Board Member, Private Equity Advisor and Investor

Steve Lyons, CFA | Cooke & Bieler, L.P., Investment Management

Earl M. Forte III, Esq. | Robinson+Cole

Mary B. Geisz, Ph.D | Writer/Editor, Health and Health Care

The Rev. Phillip Geliebter | The Free Church of St. John (The Clare Center)

David E. Griffith | Executive Director, Episcopal Community Services

Cynthia P. Heckscher | The Diversified Search Group

Catherine R. Higgins, Ph.D | Retired, Social Work

Roger L. Jones | Retired, Independent School Administrator

Mary E. Kohart, Esq. | Elliott Greenleaf

Cheryl Beth Kuchler | Founder and President CEO Think Tank®

Bill Marino | Sybaris Capital

The Rev. John E. Midwood | Retired Executive Director of Episcopal Community Services

Cynthia R. Muse | Formerly, School District of Philadelphia

John Randolph | Formerly, Schuylkill River Development Corporation