2019 SPI Speaker Bios Day 1

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Discussion: “Race – The Power of an Illusion; Ep. 3”

Ashley Philippsen – Deputy Chief of Community Development and Policy, City of Tulsa

Ashley started her career as a 2007 Teach For America corps member in Houston at YES Prep Public Schools. She was a founding administrator at YES Prep Brays Oaks Campus in 2009. She worked for several years as Dean of Students and in 2012, relocated to Tulsa, Oklahoma to serve as Managing Director of Teacher Leadership Development with Teach For America Oklahoma. In 2015, Ashley joined Leadership Tulsa to design and launch social innovation and adaptive leadership programs: LEAD North, Thrive Tulsa, and the Hispanic Leadership Institute. She worked with program fellows to build the knowledge, skills, and habits essential for leading meaningful change initiatives in their respective communities in Tulsa. Ashley has a BA in Letters from the University of Oklahoma, and a Master of Human Relations with an emphasis on Organizational Dynamics and Social Justice. She served as Executive Director at Met Cares in 2018. Met Cares is a nonprofit working to significantly transform north Tulsa student academic and social outcomes through cultivating excellent schools, launching initiatives to increase civic engagement and build socio-political power, and leading community-designed economic development efforts. She now serves as the Deputy Chief of Community Development and Policy under mayor GT Bynum.