Co-founder, Mother's Choice
Phyllis grew up in Taos, New Mexico, and studied education at University of Hawaii, University of Washington and Grace College, which she now serves on the Board of Trustees.
She has lived in Hong Kong since 1974, and is a mother to seven children and grandmother to 18 grandchildren. Phyllis’ children live in Hong Kong, London, New York and Los Angeles, and have been inspired by her work with women and children in Asia. Phyllis was the winner of the 2012 Women of Influence Award by the American Chambers of Commerce in Hong Kong. She is also the recipient of the 2016 Alumni of the Year Award for Grace College & Seminary.
Co-founder of Mother’s Choice, Phyllis has helped to grow Mother's Choice from a small group of concerned friends to an organization that has impacted thousands in Hong Kong and inspired like-minded organizations in India, China and Cambodia. She was a Board Director of Mother’s Choice from 2000 to 2022, and is now a member of the Advisory Council.