B.S. Molecular and Cellular Biology, Portland State University
M.S. Healthcare Administration, Oregon Health and Science University
Kat Phillips is the Director of Health Equity at OHSU, a newly formed health center focused on developing community-based care models that serve historically minoritized individuals and underserved populations in the state of Oregon. This work bridges the gap between health systems and community leaders and aims to improve healthcare access and affordability for marginalized community groups.
Prior to this role, Kat was a Practice Manager for the OHSU Spine Center, an outpatient surgical practice, where she oversaw strategy and clinical operations for a growing team of Neurosurgeons and Orthopedic surgeons as well as Advanced Practice Providers and clinical support staff. Previously, Kat held a role as a Program Manager for Learning and Organizational Development at OHSU where she managed institution-wide employee engagement programs.
In addition to serving as adjunct faculty for OHSU’s Division of Management, where she teaches project and program management, Kat is a certified Project Management Professional (PMP) and an active member of the local PMI chapter.