M.P.H., University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
B.S., Pennsylvania State University
Mary Ann Phillips is an associate project director at the Georgia Health Policy Center. Prior to joining the Center in 1995, she worked for the Governor’s Commission on Health Care, the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, and the Health Planning Branch of the U.S. Public Health Service. Her primary focus has been on research to improve access to health care in rural and urban settings, grants management, and project management, which includes evaluation, program monitoring, meeting design and planning.
Mary Ann is currently involved with an initiative to educate Georgia’s legislators, development of a tool and curriculum addressing public health’s role in health reform, and serves as the coordinator for the Philanthropic Collaborative for a Healthy Georgia. She has administered five projects for the Collaborative: two matching grants programs related to school health and rural health; a cancer prevention and control initiative; an evaluation of a patient navigator program in metro Atlanta; and the Georgia Youth Fitness Assessment, an effort to address the problem of Georgia’s overweight children. In addition to the Philanthropic Collaborative’s initiatives, she has directed two other grant programs for Georgia’s Department of Community Health. These grants involved working with community-based organizations to evaluate outreach efforts related to PeachCare and Medicaid services for children. Mary Ann has a Master of Public Health from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill and a Bachelor of Science degree from Penn State University.