Quinton “Q” Phillips is a native of Fort Worth-born and raised on the eastside of the city in the Historic Stop Six Community. Quinton has spent over a decade helping to facilitate a cultural diversity and leadership camp for high school students and is now in his 20th year serving the Multicultural Alliance. Quinton was a Juvenile Probation Officer for nearly a decade, and he remained at the forefront of cultural competency for Tarrant County and the Mental Health Connection.
Phillips has been a program coordinator with “Da” Village Education Center and served five years as a behavioral interventionist with Lena Pope Home Inc. He also served as a Steering Committee and Advisory Council member for the Paul Laurence Dunbar Young Men Leadership Academy for the Fort Worth Independent School District. Currently he serves as a member of the Race Equity Committee aiding in formulating a racial/equity policy for the district and is a member of the Race Equity Task Force for the Early Learning Alliance. Q also serves the Fort Worth ISD as member of the Citizens Oversight Committee (C.O.C.). Quinton is a Board Member for the Minority Leaders and Citizens Council (MLCC) as well as an Alumni of Leadership ISD. Quinton is a professor in the Criminal Justice Department of Texas Christian University.
Phillips is a founding partner of ROOT Consulting Group a cultural competency consulting firm and is Co-Founder of Community Frontline a non-profit organization designed to offer solutions for community issues. Quinton is a graduate of The Illustrious Paul Laurence Dunbar High School and a proud alumnus of Prairie View A&M University where he earned a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work with an emphasis in Psychology. He is also a graduate of Palmer Theological Seminary at Eastern University where he received a Master’s in Theological Studies. Quinton is married to Diondria, a Doctoral candidate and administrator in Secondary Education, and they have two sons, Quinton II and Austin.