ECS Welcomes Two New Board Members

Episcopal Community Services (ECS) welcomes two new members to its Board of Trustees: Mimi Drake and Richard “Dick” Henriques. Collectively, the newly-appointed members bring decades of experience from the nonprofit and corporate sectors and an impressive blend of financial growth and strategic planning and development to an already well-versed Board of Trustees.

Mimi Drake currently serves as President at Permit Capital Advisors, LLC, where she is responsible for firm strategy and business development. Six years prior, she served as the Chief Operating Officer and Chief Financial Officer of Defiance Asset Management, LLC. Earlier in her career, she spent five years at Miller Anderson & Sherrerd/Morgan Stanley Institutional Asset Management, where she worked on both the marketing/client service and portfolio management sides of the business. Drake received her MBA in Finance from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania in 1995 and her BA in Economics from Trinity College (cum laude) in 1990. She attended Harvard University’s Radcliffe Publishing Course in 1990, and spent three years in magazine publishing prior to attending Wharton. Drake also currently serves on the Board of Directors at ConceptOne, LLC, the Board of Trustees at The Shipley School, and Chairs the Board of Directors of the 100 Women in Hedge Funds Association and Foundation, a global organization with over 10,000 members.

Richard “Dick” Henriques currently serves as a Senior Fellow at the Center for High Impact Philanthropy at the University of Pennsylvania, where he also holds a joint appointment at the Wharton School’s Social Impact Initiative. Prior to the University of Pennsylvania, Henriques was at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation, where he worked as a Chief Financial Officer. During his tenure, Henriques grew the organization’s PRI portfolio from $50 million to $700 million, overseeing strategic and financial planning, measurement and evaluation, as well as performance management. His background also includes more than 25 years at Merck & Co. Inc., where he most recently served as Senior Vice President of Finance. Dick is a two-time Penn alumnus, having earned his BA from the College in 1978 and his MBA from the Wharton School in 1981. He currently serves on the board of the Moyer Foundation, and was until recently a Trustee of the Washington State Chapter of the Nature Conservancy. Earlier volunteer activity included Trustee of the Washington State Chapter of the Nature Conservancy, the Rector’s Warden at Trinity Episcopal Church in Solebury, on the Board of Pennswood Village in Newtown, and on the Newtown Friends School Committee.

“We are thrilled to welcome Mimi and Dick, and are confident that their professional experiences will bring even more wisdom to our impressive board. As a social service agency, ECS has evolved with the times, and our board has kept the organization’s mission true through the years. I look forward to working with Mimi and Dick, and am eager to see the progressions the board continues to make in the coming years,” said David Griffith, executive director of ECS.

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