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Trish Phillips Profile Picture

Trish Phillips

Executive Director/CEO

Trish Phillips became a Living Kidney Donor after witnessing her best friend’s two-year battle with kidney disease and dependency on dialysis treatment.  

Since her donation on December 15, 2016, at Tampa General Hospital, Trish passionately informs and educates others that it is possible to live a healthy lifestyle with just one kidney. She encourages others to sign up as living and deceased organ donors, thereby becoming someone else’s miracle. 

On December 15, 2021, five years ago to the day of her life-saving decision, Trish created a life-transforming organization, Multicultural Miracle Donor Foundation (MMDF).  Her crusade is to educate, inform, assist and empower support for multicultural living donors and the families of deceased organ donors. 

Currently the General Manager of an AM Radio Station, Trish has a degree in broadcasting with a robust network to get her message out to a large audience. She started a weekly Kidney Awareness radio show, volunteers with Donate Life’s foundations, LifeLink Florida, and Life Alliance.  Trish is a past top-fundraiser for the National Kidney Foundation Walk, a current Ambassador for “Howl the Owl on the Prowl, and “Worldwide Kidney Donors” banner Ambassador.  

Her calling and platform are aligned, and she is ready to realize MMDF’s mission.

Fun facts about Trish: 

  • She has a passion and love for Audiobooks and Reality TV Shows
  • She has a Curious George Monkey Collection
  • At one time, she owned and rode two different Harley Davidson Motorcycles  
  • Trish Phillips was born and raised in Port St.Joe, Florida. She resides in Fort Lauderdale, Florida.

Kimberly Bennett

Board Treasurer

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Shirley Scott Brill

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Board Secretary

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Tanisha McCall

Board Member at Large

As a young girl, Tanisha watched her mother suffer from the side effects of dialysis. Dialysis left her mother weak, unable to work, and she was declared disabled. Tanisha’s mom spent many days in the hospital due to shunt complications. In 1997, Tanisha’s mom received a kidney transplant. She watched her mom go from being declared disabled to someone who is thriving and looking foward to retiring in 2023.

Because Tanisha knew first hand the effects of dialysis and the life-transforming power of organ donation. She did not hesitate when the opportunity presented itself to become a living kidney donor for her friend. Tanisha became a living kidney donor on May 18th, 2021. Tanisha hopes her experience and story will inspire others to join the community of organ donors.

True to her nature of service, Tanisha has built a life and career around service. A native of Miami, she has served South Florida’s youth and young adults for over ten years. Throughout her tenure as a non-profit youth professional, she has served as a teacher, advisor consultant, and, most importantly, mentor. Tanisha worked as instructional staff for Miami-Dade County Public Schools and Broward County Public Schools, College and Career Specialist, Program Manager, and a non-profit consultant for various community-based organizations in the Liberty City Community. Tanisha’s educational background includes a Bachelor of Science in Administration from Barry University and a certificate in Transformational Life Coaching. Currently, she works as a Career Advisor at Nova Southeastern University (NSU).

When Tanisha is not working, she enjoys good food, the arts, and all things that sparkle. For Tanisha, there is no greater joy on earth than service to others.

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Alice Siete Nevel

Board Member

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Loraine Gardner

Development Director

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