Rhonda G. Phillippi, RN, BA
​3841 Green Hills Village Dr.
Suite 3045
​Nashville, TN 37215

​Phone:  615.343.EMSC (3672)


Rhonda G. Phillippi, RN, BA

Rhonda began working for Tennessee Emergency Medical Services for Children (TN EMSC) as the original project coordinator for Vanderbilt Children’s Hospital in 1995. As the role of TN EMSC expanded to include the entire state instead of only three regions, she assumed the role of State Coordinator in 1999. In 2005, the TN Emergency Medical Services for Children Foundation, a tax exempt non-profit was established to meet growing funding and advocacy needs.
Rhonda served on the American Heart Association (National), Subcommittee on Pediatric Resuscitation and co-authored Student Textbook Pediatric Advanced Life Support: Coping with Death, Dallas, 2001. She has a strong interest in preventing injuries to children and was the primary supplicant for the comprehensive revision to the child passenger laws in Tennessee which passed in the spring of 2003. She worked with Veronica Gunn, MD on two published studies: Improvement in Booster Seat Use in Tennessee and The Differences in Appropriate Child Safety Restraint Use Among Black and White Children in Tennessee.
Rhonda and TN EMSC have received numerous awards including a Certificate of Appreciation from former Tennessee Governor Phil Bredesen and the Rural Health Association of Tennessee's 2014 Special Exemplary Project Award. In 2013, Tennessee ranked #1 in pediatric readiness in the nation in large part. 
Rhonda received her Diploma in Nursing from Mansfield General Hospital School of Nursing in Mansfield, Ohio and a B.A. in Management and Human Relations from Trevecca University in Nashville, Tennessee. In addition, she holds a Certificate in Nonprofit Management from Nashville's Center for Nonprofit Management.