Innovation, Client Focus, and the Power of Storytelling
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Are you leading from a place of surrender to the calling of God in your life? Is your organization flowing from your convictions? Claris Health cares for individuals and families facing expected pregnancies in Los Angeles. Concerned about a growing disconnect between the organization’s vision, donor expectations, pressing community challenges, and patient needs, Talitha Phillips challenged her team to identify their personal “why’s”. An innovative path emerged in the collective stories of patients, staff, and supporters. Talitha’s unconventional leadership journey illustrates how stories can unite people, ignite innovative services, and create a mission mindset for any business.
Hired as Director of Claris Health at age 23, Talitha Phillips spearheaded the organization’s transition from a small resource center with a $90K annual budget to a licensed medical clinic with a $2M budget. Now serving as CEO, Talitha has successfully developed a model of care that addresses racial and health disparities, especially among people of color. Talitha is known for finding common ground in a polarized world, has worked at the US Senate, and has led numerous teams to work with orphans and human trafficking victims in Uganda, Africa.
Talitha lives in Thousand Oaks, California, with daughters Riley and Addy and labradoodle Bowie. She enjoys spinning, F45, walks on the beach, traveling, good food, and finding a yummy matcha latte.