16th National Conference on Child Abuse and Neglect
ACYF Commissioner's Award Book
Phyllis Webb has dedicated her career to aiding, protecting, and advocating on behalf of the children of northwest Tennessee. For more than 20 years, she has been sharing her knowledge and expertise in a supervisory capacity in addition to acting as a role model and advocate. Beginning her career as a day care and Child Protective Services (CPS) worker, Ms. Webb soon moved on to a Team Leader position and to assuming a broad range of supervisory tasks—ranging from Child Protective Services to foster care and adoptions.
Ms. Webb's dedication persisted in her promotion to Team Leader for Child Protective Services in Dyer and Crockett Counties and, subsequently, into her position as regional Child Protective Services Team Coordinator in April 2006. The latter position added duties and responsibilities in a supervisory capacity in nine northwest counties, where she soon became a role model for the six Team Leaders she supervised within that region. Recently, Ms. Webb contributed to piloting a multiple response system in the Dyer County area, as well as filled the role of internal consultant for the State.
Additionally, Ms. Webb has served as a member of several Department of Children's Services community boards: Chair of the Dyer County Schools Truancy Board since 1998; member, Dyer Board of Education Disciplinary Hearing Authority 2002 to present; and Chair, Child Fatality Review Board since inception. She has been a regional pro-choice advocate since 1998 and a member of the CPS Team Excellence since January 2005.