Phyllis Alexander has been a champion for social justice for several decades and a civil rights professional for over twenty years working for both corporate America and city government.

Phyllis is a experienced coalition builder and trainer and credits her skills to her 27-year affiliation with the National Coalition Building Institute, an international social justice/ social change organization. Phyllis has had several roles with NCBI including senior trainer and since 2012 as President of the NCBI Board of Directors. In addition to facilitating NCBI workshops including their Welcoming Diversity training, Phyllis facilitates a variety of conversations ranging from courageous conversations about race, to strategic planning sessions for boards.

Phyllis has a Bachelor’s of Science in Economics and later received a Master’s of Science in Community Economic Development from Southern New Hampshire University.

Recently retired as the City of Allentown Neighborhood Coordinator, Phyllis is an active member of her community. Her community engagement includes volunteering as a board member of the Freedom Memorial, a local non-profit dedicated to commemorating the life and continuing the work of Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. & Coretta Scott King. Phyllis is also the Vice President of the Resurrected Community Development Corporation (RCDC), a faith based non-profit dedicated to social justice. Per their vision statement, RCDC is committed to creating communities of equity, excellence and empowered residents.

Phyllis has been recognized for her community service, receiving an Allentown YWCA Women’s Leadership Award and the Humanitarian Award from the Allentown NAACP. Phyllis has two daughters and lives in Allentown, PA.

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