Rev. Dr. Burnett is a practicing Doctor of Internal Medicine and an Itinerant Elder in the African Methodist Church where she serves as Medical Director of the Connectional Health Commission. Her passion is reflected in her call on faith-based organizations to join together against the onslaught of diseases that adversely affect persons of color, in particular African Americans.
Rev. Dr. Burnett is a strong advocate of ‘holistic health,’ a concept that embodies physical, psychological and spiritual health, and powerfully explained in her speeches. For her work across the church, the justice system, and the education of new theologians, Rev. Dr. Burnett embodies the rallying cry for a comprehensive approach to healing that encourages dialogue as it seeks resources, de-stigmatizes as it supports, educates as it medicates.
Rev. Dr. Burnett is also chair of the National Council of Churches USA Justice and Advocacy Commission and member of its health taskforce.
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Rev. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey CNM, CNS, MSN, MDiv
Rev. Ann Marie Bentsi-Addison Posey CNM, CNS, MSN, MDiv was born with the expressed assignment to be in service to women. She began her professional career in the Neonatal Intensive Care Unit, where she labored for twelve years providing primary healthcare to fragile neonates and their families. It was there that she felt the strong tugging of the Almighty to minister to women in their moments of deep sorrow and despair. She then moved on to practicing midwifery. As the word "midwife" exemplifies, she was truly "with women". It was then that she began to nurture the mind, body and spirit approach to women’s healthcare.
Her theme scripture comes from Exodus 1:21, “and because the midwives feared God, he gave them families of their own.”
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