Staff / Thomas Phillips

Thomas Phillips, Deputy Managing Director of Reentry & Prison-Based Services 

Thomas Phillips joined WPA in 1998 and is an experienced supervisor and counselor in substance abuse, mental health, supportive housing, and HIV prevention with over 30 years of experience managing programs for a variety of client populations in New York City and Boston. Mr. Phillips has successfully managed numerous programs at WPA, most recently as Program Director at Huntington House family shelter since 2011 responsible for all operations at WPA’s residential facility for formerly incarcerated women and their children with goals toward reintegration in the community. He previously served as WPA’s Reentry Unit Director for five years managing the agency’s HIV-Prevention, the Community Linkage Unit, Harm Reduction, and the agency’s prison-based services at Bedford, Taconic, Beacon, and Bayview Correctional Facilities. In 2018, he was the recipient of the Isaac T. Hopper Award for his 20 year commitment to the women and children who have received services at WPA.

"My children had been in foster care for two years; they were angry and hurt. WPA helped us to heal and to build a new, strong family bond."
- Vivian, Former WPA Client
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