Dr. Cheryl Phillips
Senior Vice President, Public Policy and Advocacy
Dr. Cheryl Phillips is LeadingAge's senior vice president for advocacy.
She oversees the organization’s public policy development, government relations
and advocacy efforts to benefit LeadingAge’s not-for-profit members and the
people they serve.
Dr. Phillips previously served as chief medical
officer for On Lok
Lifeways, the country’s first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly
In this role, she provided medical leadership for On
Lok’s 5 corporations and was responsible for medical policy and oversight of all
medical affairs and clinical functions for both employed and contracted medical
She also served as the chief medical officer for Sutter
Select and Medical Director, Chronic Disease Management, for the Sutter Health
System. Sutter Health System is a network of doctors, hospitals and other
health providers who serve more than 100 communities in Northern California.
Dr. Phillips has served as chair of the board of directors and is past-president of both the American
Geriatrics Society and the American Medical Directors Association, the
physician organization for long-term care. She has also served on the
California Commission on Aging, as a delegate to the White House Conference on
Aging, and a Primary Care Public Policy Fellow at the U.S. Department of Health
and Human Services.
Dr. Phillips’ post-graduate training includes a
family practice residency and geriatrics fellowship at the University of
California, Davis Medical Center.
She was awarded her doctorate from
Loma Linda School of Medicine, Loma Linda, California, and her bachelor’s
degree in biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton,
Dr. Phillips’ certifications include American Board of
Family Practice, Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics and Diplomat
and National Board of Medical Examiners.