Celebrating 42 Years of Service

Sally Sibley will retire at the end of September after 42 years as President & CEO of PHILLIPS Programs for Children and Families, a nonprofit serving youth with disabilities.  Since Sibley’s time at PHILLIPS, the organization has grown from serving four students in a church basement to serving over 500 children and families in five programs across the entire Washington, D.C. metropolitan area. A constant champion for children, Sibley was instrumental in the establishment of a community network of associations who work together in advocating for the rights of children and their families.  “Coordinated voices are more impactful than single voices,” shares Sibley when talking about how to most effectively keep the needs of children and families in the forefront in our communities and on the agendas of our decision makers.

Sibley credits the success of PHILLIPS mission to the strong values that guides the organization. “We built a foundation with these values which helps us always keep the best interest of the child and family in mind,” says Sibley when discussing the strong dedication to values. Sibley hopes the focus on values will continue to be the guiding principle of the PHILLIPS as it continues to grow and enhance services. The strength of values created the legacy of the past and built a solid foundation for PHILLIP’s future.

“Sally has given her leadership, time and effort to build and sustain our strong and highly regarded organization on behalf of the children,” explains Kevin Boyce, Chairman of the PHILLIPS Board of Trustees.  Sally will always be a part of the PHILLIPS family and will continue to give back through the Sibley Legacy Endowment Fund, which has been established to honor and support the dedicated staff members who are the heart of the PHILLIPS mission.

The Board of Trustees is proud to announce the appointment of Nancy Mercer, LCSW as President & CEO.  She will assume the President and CEO role on October 1, 2011.

As of August 22, 2011, Nancy can be reached at 703-941-8810 or Nancy.Mercer@phillipsprograms.org.

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