Phillip Chung, Ph.D

Interim Sr. Director for Learning and Evaluation

A lifelong learner, Phil is driven by a desire to turn lessons learned from research and evaluation into proactive policies and positive, lasting change. Phil has sought out a variety of avenues to further his education, from earning a Masters of Social Work to teaching at a school in Peru. His academic and professional pursuits are united by a passion for understanding pathways that can lead us all to better health.  

Phil joined the Foundation in 2022 as a senior learning & evaluation officer to help design, develop, support and evaluate the work encompassed in our advocacy, community solutions and locally-focused priorities. Most recently, Phil served as Mile High United Way’s senior director of evaluation and learning. He is backed by more than 15 years of experience in the evaluation field, occupying a range of roles at the Wallace Foundation, The Colorado Trust, and as a consultant focused on health research and community health. Throughout his career, Phil’s looked for opportunities that align with his interests in advancing racial justice and community-based approaches.

In addition to holding multiple memberships and affiliations with organizations focused on research and evaluation, Phil is also on the board of the Colorado Consumer Health Initiative and has previously served on committees to protect and advance supports for immigrant and refugee communities.

Originally from the Bay Area, Phil first moved to Colorado with his family in 1989. He has since spent time in cities like New York and Chicago and traveled internationally – volunteering in countries like Peru, Nepal and Tanzania – before  he found his way back to the Centennial State. In his free time, you can find Phil cuddling up with nonfiction literature listening to jazz and biking the Cherry Creek Trail.


BA History — Colorado College 

MSW — Columbia University 

PhD Health and Behavioral Sciences — University of Colorado Denver 

"I've spent my personal and professional life wanting to affect change for those who don’t have the resources, power and influence to have the opportunities for a better life. I work in the social sector filed to put those beliefs, words and ideas into action."
Phillip Chung
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