Karis Stoudamire-Phillips

Metro Portland

Karis Stoudamire-Phillips, a native of Portland, is Vice President of Diversity, Equity, and Inclusion and Community Initiatives at Moda Health and Delta Dental of Oregon. In that role, she develops, directs and implements community engagement strategies to increase workforce and corporate culture diversity, equity and inclusion, while ensuring product offerings across all businesses meet the needs of a diverse customer population.


Karis serves as the relationship manager for Moda Health/Delta Dental signature statewide community-building partnership with the Portland Trail Blazers.


She has served on Oregon Community Foundation’s Portland Metro Leadership Council since 2017, becoming chair in 2023.  She also played pivotal advisory roles for OCF in the Albina Arts Community Visioning Committee and Connecting to Black Communities.


Karis graduated from Saint Mary’s College of California with a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology/Child Development and earned her master’s in public affairs from Washington State University.