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Cheryl Phillips, M.D. to speak at annual CHAASE banquet

"Establishing Quality Standards for the Profession" is the theme of the University of Wisconsin-Eau Claire Center for Health Care Administration and Aging Services Excellence (CHAASE) 2015 Spring Banquet. The event will be held Thursday, April 30 at The Florian Gardens, 2340 Lorch Avenue, Eau Claire, WI. A social hour will he held at 6 pm with dinner to follow at 7 pm.

Cheryl Phillips, M.D., senior vice president for advocacy and public policy at LeadingAge, will deliver the banquet's keynote address. Phillips graduated from Loma Linda University School of Medicine and completed a residency and geriatric fellowship at the University of California, Davis Medical Center. She began her medical career in general family practice then gained experience in home health, hospice, nursing homes and administration. Throughout her career, Phillips has held many leadership roles, including president of the American Geriatrics Society and the American Medical Directors Association. She most recently served as chief medical officer for On Lok Lifeways, the country's first Program of All-Inclusive Care for the Elderly (PACE) program.

The dinner is $25 per person for UW-Eau Claire students; $50 per person for HCAD parents; and $75 per person for all other guests. RSVP by Friday, April 17 to LaNette Flunker. Please make checks payable to the UW-Eau Claire Foundation.

In addition, the 11th Annual Practicum Open House will be held at 5 pm. Similar to a job or internship fair, the Practicum Open House exposes students to organizations that hire HCAD students as practicum interns and full time employees. A poster session highlighting the leadership projects of the HCAD practicum students also will be held during the open house.

For more information, contact LaNette Flunker, activities coordinator, UW-Eau Claire CHAASE. 


Meet Cheryl Phillips, M.D.

Cheryl Phillips, M.D. is the senior vice president for advocacy and public policy at LeadingAge in Washington, DC. Phillips oversees the association's public policy development, government relations and advocacy efforts on behalf of its 6,000 not for profit member organizations dedicated to making America a better place to grow old. 

Phillips previously served as chief medical officer for On Lok Lifeways. In this position, she provided medical leadership for On Lok's five corporations and was responsible for medical policy and oversight of all medical affairs and clinical functions for both employed and contracted medical providers. She also held positions as the chief medical officer for Sutter Select, and as the medical director of Chronic Disease Management for the Sutter Health System, a network of doctors, hospitals and other health providers in Northern California. 

Phillips has served as chair of the board of directors and is the 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 as a member of the California Commission on Aging, as a delegate to the White House Conference on Aging, and as a  primary care public policy fellow at the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services. 

Her 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 the Loma Linda University School of Medicine, and her bachelor's degree in biology from the University of the Pacific in Stockton, California.  

Phillips' certifications include the American Board of Family Practice, Certificate of Added Qualifications in Geriatrics, and Diplomat, National Board of Medical Examiners.