As Research and Policy Manager, she will be an integral member of the Foundation’s Initiative, Public Policy and Advocacy efforts, which enhance the Foundation’s commitment to lifting families and individuals out of poverty in South Carolina. In addition to being actively involved in the Foundation’s policy and advocacy efforts, she will be conducting research on new and emerging issues/best practices that impact the Foundation’s mission as well as building relationships with Kinship Care and Immigrant Families Initiatives’ grantees and other community stakeholders.
Phillips holds a Masters in Social Work and a Masters in Public Health from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Prior to joining the Foundation, Phillips worked as an Admissions Coordinator at DePaul Cristo Rey High School, interned for the Children’s Defense Fund and most recently served as a Community Advocate for Palmetto Health Hospital. Originally from the small island of New Providence or Nassau, Bahamas, Phillips attributes her strong sense of community and enjoyment of engaging with others to her island roots. In her spare time she can be found reading a good book, watching an interesting documentary, or spending time with her husband, son and their energetic dog.