2014 Parents Anonymous® Inc. National Juanita Chavez Award Winner: Timothy Phipps

Time PhippsTimothy is a father of 2 and granddad of one who four years began his personal journey to become an extraordinary Parents Anonymous® Parent Mentor in Oregon exemplifying the principles of mutual support, personal growth, parent and shared leadership®. He first attended a weekly evidence-based Parents Anonymous® group successfully completing his recovery in 2010. He then volunteered as the Parents Anonymous® Group Facilitator and built up a vibrant group serving fathers in Portland. Timothy exemplifies shared leadership® by working tireless to improve family strengthening services by assisting on numerous local and statewide committees including serving as the Co-Chair of the Multnomah County Child Welfare Father’s Advisory Group; Morrison Center’s Equity Council; and trains child welfare caseworkers in Oregon Core Training. Also he encourages other parents to seek leadership opportunities and supports them through their journey of self-discovery. He has a passion for social justice and works daily with families affected by addiction and working to keep families together. Timothy is described by others as a tenacious and exemplary Parents Anonymous® Parent Leader and Mentor, with a compassionate heart and humble demeanor. He is a true shared leadership® asset in the workplace, community and with agencies with an inspirational spirit impacting families.