Regina Phillips, MSW is an Adjunct Professor at the University of Southern Maine School of Social Work. She has also taught a class on cultural competency at the University of New England. Ms. Phillips works as a grant writer and community engagement coordinator at a local public school in Maine. She is also the co-founder of Cross Cultural Community Services, a 501c3 organization that provides training on equity, diversity and inclusion. Ms. Phillips has managed programs that serviced the refugee and immigrant population, the homeless, low-income children and families, and adolescents. Additionally, Ms. Phillips was a member of the Greater Portland NAACP branch for over 10 years. She served on the Executive Board and was the Chair of the Education committee. She also helped organize the branches – and current community – Martin Luther King Jr. Dinner where over 650 people attend the annual event. Ms. Phillips grew up in Maine, received her undergrad in psychology from Curry College in Milton, MA., her Master of Social Work from UNE, and is currently pursuing her Doctor of Social Work at Tulane University.