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Marquis Who's Who Honors Dr. Tamaru N. Phillips, LMFT for Expertise in Social Services

Dr. Tamaru N. Phillips is honored for excellence in the field of social services

Dr. Phillips has established a distinguished career in social services, currently serving as the Deputy of Florida Programs at Cayuga Centers since 2023.

    MIRAMAR, FL, April 16, 2024 /24-7PressRelease/ -- Dr. Tamaru N. Phillips has been selected for inclusion in Marquis Who's Who. As in all Marquis Who's Who biographical volumes, individuals profiled are selected on the basis of current reference value. Factors such as position, noteworthy accomplishments, visibility, and prominence in a field are all taken into account during the selection process.

Dr. Phillips has established a distinguished career in social services, currently serving as the Deputy of Florida Programs at Cayuga Centers since 2023. Her role is a testament to her expertise in managing a diverse range of services for individuals from infancy to young adulthood. Adjacent to this appointment, she has been an adjunct professor at Touro University Worldwide since 2022, educating future professionals while maintaining her private practice in psychotherapy and counseling since 2019. Dr. Phillips' leadership was previously recognized during her tenure as Senior Vice President of Florida Programs at Cayuga Centers from 2022 to 2023.

Dr. Phillips' career trajectory includes significant roles such as Director of Intake and Placement in Palm Beach County at the lead nonprofit agency, where she served from 2016 to 2022. She also contributed her skills as a Licensing Specialist, Regional Data Specialist, and Operations Review Specialist for the Florida Department of Children and Families between 2008 and 2016. Dr. Phillips' dedication to child welfare began as a dependency case manager and licensing counselor in 2002 in Miami, Florida. Dr. Phillips' professional affiliations include memberships in Jamaican Women of Florida, the Greater Fort Lauderdale Chamber of Commerce, and the Miami-Dade Chamber of Commerce, which have furthered her engagement with community initiatives and industry developments.

Dr. Phillips' academic background is equally impressive, having earned a Doctor of Philosophy in Family Therapy and a Master of Public Administration from Nova Southeastern University, as well as a Bachelor's degree in Psychology from Florida Memorial University. She is a Licensed Marriage and Family therapist by the State of Florida Department of Health, a Certified Telehealth Practitioner by the Florida Certification Board and a Certified County Mediator by the Florida Supreme Court. Furthermore, she holds a Women's Entrepreneurship Certification from Cornell University, a Child Welfare Certification from the Florida Certification Board, and a Lean Six Sigma Green Belt. She is also a certified Emotionally Focused Therapist through ICEEFT. Dr. Phillips has also been recognized academically as a member of the National Honor Society for Psychology and Delta Kappa Omicron (honor society for Marriage and Family Therapy); underscoring her commitment to excellence within her disciplines. The foundation of her success can be traced back to her Jamaican upbringing, where hard work and education were paramount values instilled by her parents Carrol and Luke Phillips.

Her initial role as a case manager laid the groundwork for her subsequent achievements and advocacy within child welfare. Dr. Phillips' commitment to improving the lives of families in underserved communities has been driven by her firsthand experiences and observations in the field.

Outside of her professional endeavors, Dr. Phillips finds joy in spending time with her family, reading, traveling and visiting the beach. Looking ahead, she is focused on expanding the reach of Cayuga Centers' Florida programs. Driven by a passion to provide quality foster care, mental health, and parenting programs across Southeast Florida, Dr. Phillips is dedicated to making a lasting impact on children's welfare throughout the state.

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