Walter Phillips


San Diego Youth Services

Subject Matter Expert


Walter Philips has been at the helm of San Diego Youth Services as its Chief Executive Officer since July of 2000. The agency is a major provider of comprehensive services for homeless, abused and at-risk youth, their families and communities.

Walter has worked in San Diego County as a social worker for two decades, including over 15 years in administrative leadership positions in community based non-profit and managed care agencies. In addition to his administrative and managed care expertise, Walter has extensive experience with youth programs including residential, prevention, mental health, drug and alcohol treatment, and domestic violence. He has also been a foster parent.