Phillip A. Burse is the Chief Operating Officer of In Our Own Voices, Inc. and has worked in various capacities at IOOV for close to 15 years with a focus on working with LGBTQ+ communities, communities of color and LGBTQ+ victims/survivors of trauma. In his current role as IOOV’s Chief Operating Officer, Phillip is
responsible for overseeing programs, services, and events that focus on reducing barriers and increasing access for LGBTQ+ and People of Color communities by addressing the socioeconomic, political, cultural and health related disparities that disproportionately impact LGBTQ+ communities (with a particular focus on LGBTQ+ people of color). Phillip is also responsible for providing training & technical assistance to communities, businesses, and service providers, grant writing, and strategic planning. He has represented IOOV on local, statewide and national initiatives that address the intersecting needs of LGBTQ+ communities.