As the Technical Assistance Director for Active Living By Design (ALBD), Phil Bors oversees ALBD’s technical assistance and coaching services in collaboration with project team members to ensure cross-project learning and quality assurance. In addition, he serves as part of the ALBD leadership team. Phil also provides coaching, technical support and consultation to coalitions across the country with a focus on policy, environment and systems change strategies for healthy communities. He joined the organization in 2002, helping to develop the ALBD Community Action Model – 5P Strategies and establish ALBD as a national leader promoting active living through community design. Phil also provides consultation to other organizations that fund, develop, implement and evaluate active living interventions. Phil is ALBD’s evaluation liaison and has been an advisor, trainer and consultant to a variety of funders and initiatives, such as the NC Move More Scholars Institute, North Carolina Healthy Environments Collaborative and NC Department of Transportation’s WalkBikeNC state plan.
Prior to his time with ALBD, he was the evaluation coordinator for the North Carolina Cardiovascular Health (CVH) Program in the North Carolina Department of Health and Human Services. He also worked as a certified paramedic and instructor in Florida, North Carolina and Virginia. Phil earned a B.S. in biology from Virginia Tech and a master’s degree in health behavior and health education from the UNC Gillings School of Global Public Health in Chapel Hill. Phil is involved in his own community, as an organizer of the Chatham Organizing for Racial Equity. He previously served on the Chatham County Transportation Advisory Committee and Pittsboro Parks and Recreation Advisory Board. He has also worked on various local planning, transportation, public school, and health promotion initiatives. He stays active by walking his dog, playing soccer, shooting hoops, bicycling, running and playing with friends and his two daughters.