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Chelsey Phillips, MSW, Named Director of Penn Foundation’s Mental Health Residential Program

Chelsey Phillips, MSW

Chelsey Phillips, MSW, has been named Director of Penn Foundation’s Mental Health Residential Program – Penn Villa. She succeeds Christine Shannon, MA, CRC, CPRP, who is retiring after 39 years with Penn Foundation.

“Chelsey brings so many positive qualities to her role as residential director,” says Don Detweiler, Director of Housing. “She is intelligent, astute, and capable of juggling multiple demands while remaining calm, compassionate, and professional. In the three years that Chelsey has worked at Penn Foundation, she has established a strong rapport with the residents and fits in perfectly with the Penn Villa team. I know Penn Villa will be in very capable hands under Chelsey’s leadership.”

Phillips joined Penn Foundation in 2017 as Residential Coordinator and was promoted to Assistant Director in 2018. Prior to joining Penn Foundation, Chelsey worked in private adoption for five years and gained experience at a halfway house for substance use/mental health and in crisis intervention in the Emergency Department of a local community hospital. She earned her Bachelor’s degree in Social Work from Cedar Crest College and a Master’s degree in Social Work from Marywood University. Phillips has also worked as an adjunct professor in the Social Work Department at Cedar Crest College. She resides in the Lehigh Valley.

About Penn Villa
Located in Sellersville, Penn Villa is an integrated community providing housing support for adults with major mental illnesses and adults with co-occurring mental illnesses and substance use disorders. The community consists of an 8-bedroom group home with 24-hour supervision and five three-bedroom townhomes with daily staff support available. For more information about Penn Villa, please contact Chelsey Phillips at 267.404.5877 or cphillips@pennfoundation.org.

 About Penn Foundation
Founded in 1955, Penn Foundation is a non-profit organization providing innovative services to address the mental health and substance abuse treatment needs of individuals in our community. With headquarters in Sellersville, Bucks County, and satellite offices in Colmar, Souderton, and Pottstown, Penn Foundation employs 440 compassionate professionals that serve more than 19,000 children, adolescents, and adults each year with integrated, holistic care designed to meet the unique needs of each person. Penn Foundation believes strongly in the resiliency of the human spirit and is committed to instilling hope, inspiring change, and building community. For more information, visit www.PennFoundation.org.