Regina Phillips, MSW
Co-founder, Cross Cultural Community Services, Portland, ME

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.


Presenting at the Nexus Summit:

Since 2018, the Nexus Summit has been planned in part by a panel of “super” patients, who have substantial experience with the United States health care system. Through their long-term and varied experiences as recipients of care, they share keen observations about what works and doesn’t work, how they have been engaged and respected (or haven’t been), whether their care is coordinated, and if their health professionals are truly a team - one including them. Patients and advocates Ted Meyer and Shelley Cohen Konrad help to curate the conversation and bring to light themes and trends from…