Before joining Union County College in 2017 as the Director of Purchasing and then becoming the Director of the College’s first Communications Center in 2018, Phyllis worked in Corporate America for 30 years. Phyllis’s community involvement includes having served as a Roselle Park Councilperson, past president and member of the Education Enrichment Foundation of Scotch Plains-Fanwood, Program Director and Senior Counselor at several student leadership training programs and conferences.

She is a current member of the Union County Commission on the Status of Women. In 2011, Phyllis was awarded the Women of Excellence Award by Union County Commission on the Status of Women for excellence in civic and community leadership. Phyllis sits on the Union County Vocational-Technical Schools Board of Education and is member of United Way of Greater Union County Board of Trustees. She continues her community advocacy in support of human rights and the LGBTQ+ Community as a Member of the Union County LGBTQ Democratic Caucus and the Union County LGBTQ Ad Hoc Committee. Phyllis has been involved in countless municipal and county elections from her early teenage years into adulthood.

Phyllis holds Bachelor of Arts degree in Political Science and a minor in Economics from Rutgers University.