Kristen Phillips

Kristen Phillips

Director, Trustee Education & Community Health Policy
(518) 431-7713

Kristen Phillips is responsible for developing educational programs for trustees, including HTNYS’ signature event, the annual Trustee Conference. Ms. Phillips is also responsible for planning annual conferences for hospital volunteers and auxiliaries. Ms. Phillips also serves as director of community health policy for the Healthcare Association of New York State, where she manages HANYS’ community health agenda, which includes policy development, advocacy and educational programming.

Before joining HTNYS, Ms. Phillips worked for 14 years in various roles at LeadingAge New York, an association that represents not-for-profit and public continuing care providers. In her most recent role as vice president of education, she oversaw the development of all educational programming including multiple annual conferences, in-person seminars and audioconferences aimed at keeping long-term care professionals informed and providing continuing education units for their certification renewals. Ms. Phillips holds a Master of Public Administration degree in healthcare policy and management and public management from the Nelson A. Rockefeller College of Public Affairs and Policy and a Bachelor’s degree in Sociology from Siena College. She attended the Empire State Society of Association Executives Leadership Academy from 2014 to 2015 and earned her Certified Association Executive credential through the American Society of Association Executives in 2015.