RMHF Names Chief of Strategy and Impact

July 15, 2022

We are pleased to announce that Courtney Rice will join Richmond Memorial Health Foundation (RMHF) as Chief of Strategy and Impact, a newly created role that will be instrumental in overseeing the implementation of our new Strategic Framework. In this role, Courtney will partner with President & CEO, Mark Constantine, to be a guiding resource for the RMHF team as we realize this multi-year plan to provide general operating support for mission-aligned organizations. 


“Courtney brings a wealth of experience and leadership that will be pivotal in our mission to foster an equitable and healthy Richmond region,” says Gladys Washington, RMHF Senior Fellow. “She has a bold vision for this role and strong relationships that will make her an incredible champion and co-learner in this work.” 


Part of Courtney’s role will be to serve as a true thought partner for Mark Constantine. He shares that, “Courtney’s strategic and visionary thinking, her commitments and values, and her track record of building community uniquely position her for this leadership role.  I’m confident that she is the perfect person to help RMHF operationalize our big ideas and live into our new Strategic Framework.”


“RMHF is making bold moves to reimagine philanthropic support, partnering with nonprofits to change entrenched systems and address complex, multi-dimensional issues,” shares Courtney. “I am thrilled to partner with RMHF in this work and take the next step in my professional journey.”


Prior to RMHF, Courtney spent nine years at Robins Foundation, most recently as the Director of Inclusion and Community Impact. During this time, she focused on helping children and families build resilience and fostering nonprofit organizational development with an equity and inclusion lens. Before joining Robins Foundation Courtney worked with 501 Advisors, a foundation and nonprofit consultant group, and The Cameron Foundation. 


Courtney’s commitment to the community doesn’t end at work. She has served on numerous nonprofit boards and spent many hours volunteering in the community. Her recent volunteer efforts include the strategic planning committee of the Virginia Funders Network, the diversity and inclusion advisory committee of the Chesapeake Bay Trust, and the Central VA COVID-19 Response Fund. She also serves on the board and chairs the programs and services committee of Exponent Philanthropy, and is a charter member and the Governance Chair of SisterFund, a giving circle that supports nonprofits addressing issues affecting Black women and girls in the Richmond region. Courtney is also an active member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.


Courtney holds a Bachelor’s degree in Criminal Justice and a Master’s degree in Project Management from Virginia State University. 


We are excited to have Courtney bring her passion, creativity and insights to RMHF. She is a philanthropic leader with deep knowledge of the needs in the Richmond region.