Chynna A. Phillips, MSW, MPH is the Research and Policy Manager at the Sisters of Charity Foundation whose mission is aimed to reduce poverty in South Carolina. In this role she works on the Foundation’s public policy and advocacy work collaborating with leadership to strategically set policy priorities and bring awareness to systems-level poverty drivers. Additionally, she provides hands-on support to and interaction with community, state, and national stakeholders.
Chynna leads the South Carolina Statewide Kinship Care Council, which raises awareness statewide on the challenges kinship families face. She serves as an advisory board member for the South Carolina Collaborative on Race and Reconciliation, is a national advisory group member for Generations United, and has been recently named Columbia Business Monthly 2019 class “Best and Brightest: 35 and Under”. Chynna also serves her community as the chair of the 2020 Census Complete Count Committee for the City of Columbia.
Chynna is a graduate of the University of South Carolina’s dual master’s program where she obtained her Master of Public Health with an emphasis on Health Service, Policy and Management and Master of Social Work with a focus on Health and Mental Health. She is also a graduate of Xavier University where she received her Bachelors of Arts in Sociology.