Mary Alice Duff, MSS, MLSP

Chief of Staff

As Chief of Staff, Mary Alice Duff, has oversight for the planning, implementation and evaluation of ECS’ programs which includes youth programming; services to families experiencing homelessness; health and wellness programming and services to the elderly. In this role, Mary Alice leads the programmatic operation of the organization and ensures that the expectations of participants, partners, and community stakeholders are met. In addition, Mary Alice has oversight for the agency’s learning and evaluation processes through the Center for Innovation and Impact. Mary Alice has more than a decade of social work experience – working with children and families affected by poverty, and she utilizes this expertise to increase the efficacy of programming for participants. Previously, Mary Alice worked in fundraising for both ECS and The Salvation Army where she secured government and foundation funding totaling over $2 million dollars. Mary Alice graduated from Bryn Mawr College’s Graduate School of Social Work and Social Research earning dual master’s degrees in Social Service and Law and Social Policy. As an undergraduate Mary Alice attended Marist College where she majored in Psychology and played Division I Basketball. Mary Alice lives in the East Falls neighborhood of Philadelphia with her family.

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