Since joining PBICP, she has grown the organization’s budget tenfold. Staff has increased from one (Ms. Phifer) to half a dozen as the housing effort has expanded, and homeownership education, marketing and neighborhood planning programs have been created. Strategic partnerships with foundations, other community development organizations, corporations and government agencies have been critical to this success. Ms. Phifer has previously served on the Network’s Board of Directors. She rotated off the Board in 2014, as required by the Network’s bylaws.