A new member has been chosen to join the Sisters of Charity Foundation of South Carolina's Initiative Team.
Chynna Phillips, a native of Nassau, Bahamas, was recently hired by the organization as a project assistant. In this role, her work will be focused on the Immigrant Families and Kinship Care programs, for which she will do research, plan and attend meetings, coordinate Listening Sessions, and assist those who receive grants through the programs.
Phillips earned a bachelor's of arts degree in sociology from Cincinnati, Ohio's Xavier University, where she was active in campus and volunteer activities. Presently she is working toward a master's degree in social work, studying at the University of South Carolina.
Phillips comes to the Sisters of Charity Foundation from Palmetto Health Hospital in Richland County, South Carolina, where she was a community advocate.
After graduating from college, Phillips was an intern for the Children's Defense Fund and an admissions coordinator at DePaul Cristo Rey High School in Cincinnati.
The Sisters of Charity Foundation's main objective is to lift individuals and families in South Carolina out of poverty. The organization, an arm of the Sisters of Charity Health System, began in 1996 and now serves the needy and poor in all the Palmetto State's counties.