Victoria R. Bennett, MHS

Chief Inclusion and Advocacy Officer

Victoria R. Bennett was appointed ECS’ first chief inclusion and advocacy officer in 2016. With more than 30 years of human services commitment, and with a focus on progressive family care and parental involvement, she is highly-regarded as an expert working with urban women, children, youth, and marginalized communities.

Performing in various capacities since joining the agency in 1992, Victoria served as senior director of St. Barnabas Mission, an emergency housing facility for homeless female-headed families, where she led the transformation of St. Barnabas into one of the most state-of-the-art and respected facilities and service providers in the Philadelphia homeless services system.

As chief inclusion and advocacy officer, Victoria’s role capitalizes on her extensive experience engaging staff, the community, and program participants in a self-empowering process to affect service delivery and systemic change.

Victoria has received numerous certifications and awards in leadership, social services, and training, including the Nonprofit Executive Leadership Institute (NELI) certification from Bryn Mawr College and the Instructor’s certification from the Center for Improvement of Child Caring’s “Effective Black Parenting” curriculum.

Victoria holds a Master’s Degree in Human Services from Lincoln University, completing her thesis on “Cultural Exposure and Empowerment for the African American Family.”

As ECS’ appointee to the Family Services Provider Network, she is instrumental in advocating for and providing vital input into family-centered and inclusive progressive policies.

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

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

Judge Renée Cardwell Hughes | Retired

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

Richard Henriques | The Center for High Impact Philanthropy, University of Pennsylvania

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

John L. Jackson, Jr., Ph.D | Annenberg School for Communication, University of Pennsylvania

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

Holly K. Srogota, Esq. | The PMA Insurance Group