“Ending poverty is a moral obligation at the heart of America’s promise. No one in our country should ever be left behind.”
Nune Phillips is a policy analyst on the income and work supports team, with a focus on SNAP and other nutrition programs. She is also project coordinator for Advancing Strategies to Align Programs (ASAP), working with state advocates to streamline and integrate their enrollment and retention systems for Medicaid and SNAP.
Prior to joining CLASP, Ms. Phillips worked as a project coordinator at Arbor Research Collaborative for Health, where she oversaw daily operations for research studies funded by NIH and PCORI. She also previously worked for the Utah Department of Workforce Services (DWS) as a TANF program specialist and secondary program specialist for SNAP E&T and ABAWD. In this capacity, Ms. Phillips was responsible for ensuring policy and program rules met federal regulations and state rules, training staff and community partners statewide on new and updated policies, and providing technical assistance. Prior to that role, she served as an eligibility specialist for SNAP, Medicaid, TANF, and child care at DWS, working with a specialized population of refugees, victims of human trafficking, political asylees, chronically homeless individuals, and domestic violence survivors.
She holds a master of public policy degree, with an emphasis on Family and Social Welfare Policy, and a bachelor’s degree in political science and consumer and community studies, both from the University of Utah.