Phillippa Lewis Moss, director of the Gainesville-Hall Community Service Center, has been appointed to the board of the Jackson EMC Foundation, succeeding Steve Blair, who was appointed to the Jackson EMC board of directors earlier this year.
The Jackson EMC Foundation is a 501(c)3 organization set up to represent the members of Jackson EMC. It distributes funds collected through Operation Round Up from participating members who have their monthly electric bill rounded up to the next dollar amount. The 11-member volunteer Foundation board of directors meets regularly to review and select grant applications for worthwhile, charitable purposes that will improve lives and respond to immediate needs.
Since Operation Round Up’s beginning ten years ago this month, the Foundation has awarded more than $10.2 million through 1,012 grants to organizations and 319 to individuals.
As director of the Community Service Center, Moss is responsible for the Senior Center, Meals on Wheels, Hall Area Transit Bus Services and the Center for Family Prosperity where financial emergency assistance and tax assistance is made available.
She received a BA in Political Science from the University of California- Irvine, a Masters in Public Administration from the University of Southern California and a Masters in Conflict Management from Kennesaw State University. She currently serves on the boards of the Salvation Army, Vision 2030, Hall County Family Connections Network, the Medical Center Advisory Board and Health Partners, and is a member of Kiwanis.