As Research and Policy Manager, Chynna 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 from 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 and building relationships with Kinship Care and Immigrant Families Initiatives’ grantees and other key community stakeholders involved in these initiatives.
Mrs. Phillips holds a Masters in Social Work and a Master’s in Public Health from the University of South Carolina in Columbia, S.C. Prior to joining the Foundation, Mrs. 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, Mrs. Phillips attributes her strong sense of community and enjoyment of engaging with others to her island roots. In her spare time Mrs. Phillips can be found reading a good book, watching an interesting documentary, or spending time with her husband, son and their energetic dog.
About the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina
The Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina, established in 1996, is a ministry of the Sisters of Charity Health System. The Foundation is committed to addressing the needs of the poor and underserved in all 46 South Carolina counties, and strategically uses resources to reduce poverty through action, advocacy and leadership.