Phyllis Guinivan

Center for Disabilities Studies
University of Delaware
College of Education and Human Development
461 Wyoming Road
Newark, DE 19716
Phone: 302-831-7464
Secondary Phone: 302-478-7798 (home)
Email: [email protected]
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Last Updated: October 20, 2014

Phyllis Guinivan

Specialty Resource Contacts: Emergency Preparedness,
Family Support
Discipline(s): Family Studies
Family/Parent/Youth Advocacy
Emergency Preparedness
AUCD Council Membership: No Council Membership


Project Manager

Phyllis Guinivan is a project manager for the Family Support and Healthcare Alliance Delaware (Family SHADE) and Emergency Preparedness for Individuals with Disabilities (EPID). Family SHADE connects families and professionals to resources for children and young adults with special healthcare needs. EPID focuses on providing training to families, caregivers and first responders on issues related to emergency preparedness for individuals with disabilities.

Before joining CDS, Phyllis served as council services manager for the National Association of Council on Developmental Disabilities (NACDD), where she worked with the NACDD team to provide timely information and services to Councils on Developmental Disabilities throughout the United States and coordinated NACDD's annual national conferences. Phyllis earned her doctorate in anatomy from Penn State Hershey College of Medicine and a post doctorate in biochemistry from the University of Florida.

- Citizen Corps Advisory Council
- Division of Public Health Office of Preparedness, People with Access, Functional and Medical Needs Work Group
- Delaware Emergency Management Association (DEMA) Shelter Strategy Work Group
- Help Me Grow Advisory Council
- Delaware Partners in Policymaking graduate