Maureen Burnley joined the Guttmacher Institute in 2015 as the Vice President for Finance & Administration. Before coming to Guttmacher, she served as the Director of Finance and Administration at Family Care International, and before that at Doctors Without Borders/ Médecins Sans Frontières (MSF), where she served on the committee that negotiated MSF’s four-year, $4 billion agreement to allocate financial resources worldwide. Prior to joining MSF, she was Executive Vice President for Finance and Operations at the General Theological Seminary of the Episcopal Church, where she oversaw the establishment of the Archbishop Desmond Tutu Education Center, and before that she served as Chief Operating Officer for Family Justice, Inc. Ms. Burnley was also Associate Dean at the New School’s Milano Graduate School of Management and Urban Policy, where her expansion strategy increased new student enrollment by nearly 40%. Earlier in her career, she held senior management and research positions in several organizations dedicated to civil rights and social justice, including the NYC Gay and Lesbian AntiViolence Project and the United Negro College Fund.
Ms. Burnley has served on the boards of the Lower East Side Harm Reduction Center, the Empire State Pride Agenda, and the National Gay and Lesbian Task Force. A graduate of Bryn Mawr College with a BA in anthropology, Ms. Burnley also holds an MBA from the Zicklin School of Business at Baruch College and a master’s degree in rhetoric and semantics from Ohio State University.