Phyllis is a skilled facilitator, organizational developer, and public policy advisor with 35 years of experience in the government, non-profit, private, and education sectors. She has extensive experience leading and implementing transformative policies and programs. She has been a regional and national thought leader on issues including sustainability, food systems, climate change adaptation, regenerative economic development, and emergency preparedness and response. As an organizational alchemist and community resilience catalyst, she created new initiatives including the Resilient City Strategy and Seattle’s Local Food Action Initiative.
Since 2014, Phyllis has been leading and facilitating a wide range of the Center’s projects. She strives to apply her well-honed knack for creativity and systems thinking to social innovations that regenerate the wellbeing of people and the Earth.