Phyllis Medvedow - Whitney Center
Phyllis Medvedow
Director Ex-Officio & President of the Residents’ Council

Ms. Medvedow is a New Haven native, a graduate of University of Connecticut, and retired from Yale-New Haven Hospital as Director of Community and Government Relations. She was the Executive Vice President of Congress Printers, a family printing company and an aide to CT Senator Amelia Mustone.

Ms. Medvedow’s volunteer activities included the organization of the New Haven Metro Unit’s American Cancer Society’s first “Door to Door” drive, serving as a 20-year member of the ACS Board of Directors, New Haven PTA Council city wide president, vice president of the New Haven Board of Education, Vice president of the CT Association of Boards of Education,  along with Board of Directors of: Shubert Performing Arts Center, Greater New Haven Arts Council, CT Anti-Defamation League, Urban League of Greater New Haven, and The Community Foundation of Greater New Haven (then the New Haven Foundation). Ms. Medvedow founded Donate Life CT (original Name: CT Coalition for Organ and Tissue Donation) and was listed in “Who’s Who in American Women”, 1991-1992.

Currently, Ms. Medvedow is a six-year member of the Board of the Jewish Historical Society of Greater New Haven and a twelve-year member of the Patient and Family Advocacy Council of the Smilow Cancer Hospital.