Phyllis has been part of the Marian C. Jackson Team since January 2020. She joins MCJC with excitement and the joy to serve as she uses her skills and abilities to preserve and uplift the Northside, Pine Nolls and Tin Top communities. As Housing Director, this position affords me the opportunity to listen to Community, advocate with Community and plan with Community, staff and MCJC partners in fulfilling the dream of restoration and preservation of the historic communities,

A native of Durham, North Carolina who has worked in Wilmington, Delaware, Bethesda, Maryland, Atlanta, Georgia and the State of North Carolina championing the cause of the hurting and disenfranchised populations. Her experience in Social Work, Public Health and Education brings rich experiences in the areas that span working with the elderly, African American Males, women issues and serving North Carolina residents affected by natural disasters and poverty in the area of housing. She received a B.S. from North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University, M.P. H. from University of North Carolina and anticipating the receipt of the ED. D. from High Point University in the spring of this year.

Her ties to Chapel Hill include her membership of Russell Memorial CME Church in Durham, a sister church of St. Joseph CME and through the lives of life long friends of the Northside Community. Phyllis is the mother of a loving daughter, Dakya D. Sims and the daughter of the late Dorothy P. Joyner and Percy Joyner, who enjoys living the life of a proud 93 year old African American Male in 2020.