Olyvia Phillips

Manager, Equity Initiatives at MATTER

Olyvia joins MATTER as the Manager of Equity Initiatives, supporting MATTERS efforts to advance health equity within the startup and health innovation space.

Prior to joining MATTER, Olyvia was the Manager of Public Health Activities at the Illinois Chapter, American Academy of Pediatrics (ICAAP), where she developed and implemented state-level and local initiatives to improve the health and lives of children and families in Illinois. In addition to a public health background, Olyvia also has extensive experience in the community/social justice field and was a past Albert Schweitzer Fellowship recipient.

She remains active in and outside of work, being heavily involved in community-centered programming to increase health equity and equality.

Olyvia graduated from DePaul University with a B.S. in Health Sciences and minors in Sociology and Communication Studies. Olyvia continued her education at Benedictine University graduating with a Master’s in Public Health and a Master’s in Business Administration (MPH/MBA).

When not working Olyvia loves traveling and exploring new places.


  • Manager, Equity Initiatives

    Current role