Cheryl Phillips, MD, AGSF

Cheryl Phillips, MD, is President and Chief Executive Officer for the SNP Alliance, a national nonprofit association of special needs and managed Medicaid plans to serve vulnerable adults with complex care needs. Prior to this she served as the Senior Vice President for Public Policy and Health Services at LeadingAge in Washington, D.C.  Dr. Phillips was the Chief Medical Officer of On Lok Lifeways, the originator of the PACE (Program of All-Inclusive care for the Elderly) model based in San Francisco from 2007-2011. She has also served as Medical Director for Senior Services and Chronic Disease Management for the Sutter Health System, a network of doctors, hospitals, and other health providers in Northern California. Dr. Phillips is a past President of the American Geriatrics Society, the organization representing health care professionals committed to improving the health of America’s seniors. She is also a past President of the American Medical Directors Association, the physician organization for long-term care.

In addition to serving on The SCAN Foundation Board, Dr. Phillips serves on the Board of Directors for Ascension Senior Living. She has also served on multiple national boards and advisory groups for chronic care, including the CMS Quality Assurance and Process Improvement (QAPI) Technical Expert Panel in Long Term Care, the National Quality Forum MAP Coordinating Committee, and several expert panels for long term service and support measures.  Dr. Phillips has provided multiple testimonies to the U.S. Senate Special Committee on Aging. She served as a primary care health policy Fellow under Secretary Tommy Thompson, and was appointed by the Governor as a California Commissioner on Aging and appointed to the Olmstead Advisory Committee for California. Dr. Phillips is a past Co-Chair of Advancing Excellence, the campaign for quality improvement in nursing homes.