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Olyvia Phillips

Olyvia Phillips, MPH, MBA
Manager, Equity Initiatives, MATTER

Olyvia is the current head of health equity and diversity, equity and inclusion initiatives at the leading global healthcare technology incubator, MATTER. In this role, Olyvia provides strategic direction and support to advance health equity and promote diversity, equity, and inclusion in the field of healthcare technology and innovation.
As a public health professional passionate about improving health outcomes and quality of life through addressing internal and external health impactors, Olyvia has worked with several organizations dedicated to the advancement of healthcare access, delivery and quality. Prior to joining MATTER, Olyvia worked on national, state and local level initiatives with the American Academy of Pediatrics and Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics, to improve maternal child health.
Beyond professional work, Olyvia brings extensive experience in the community and social justice field, having been a past Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recipient, cohort mentor and current Fellow for Life.
Olyvia holds a B.S. in Health Sciences with minors in Sociology and Communication Studies from DePaul University. Building on her undergraduate studies, she furthered her education at Benedictine University, earning dual Master’s degrees in Public Health and Business Administration (MPH/MBA).