Baltimore born and raised, Phylicia is a trusted community leader who is focused on building healthy communities in Baltimore’s 10th District.
A longtime resident and advocate for southwest Baltimore, Phylicia has over 10 years of experience as a community organizer and public health professional.
Growing up in Baltimore City, Phylicia and her family faced challenges familiar to many Baltimoreans: from struggling to afford the basics, to overcoming addiction, domestic violence, and involvement with the criminal justice system.
Phylicia credits her community with recognizing her potential and investing in her at an early age, to help keep her on the right path. Because of the people who had the courage to care, Phylicia earned a great education and today serves her community, recently as a public health professional managing 16 community-based organizations and a $10 million dollar healthcare grant.
Phylicia has been active in civic and political life for nearly 10 years, working to register and turn out voters in Baltimore City elections with partners like the NAACP Baltimore City Chapter, her local sorority chapter, and the Baltimore City Central Committee.
Phylicia continues to be active in her community and as a public health leader, including with her community association Citizens of Pigtown, supporting Pigtown Main Street’s “Bloom the Boulevard” event, serving as a board member of South Baltimore Gateway Partnership helping to place community grants where they will make the most difference, and collaborating with Out for Justice on their Re-entry Health Needs Assessment.
She’s also been active on issues like affordable housing, environmental justice, public health, transportation, reeentry and SEIU’s 15 minimum wage campaign.
Because of her experiences, Phylicia knows we must invest in people in order for Baltimore to thrive. This knowledge inspires her commitment to public service. Phylicia is committed to fighting for healthy communities in the 10th District, from the homes we live in and the streets we walk on, to the air we breathe, the water we drink, and the food we eat.