PRID Philip J. Silvers, PhD
Rotary Family Health Days and Empowering Women in Rural Uganda
Phil is a research and strategic planning professional who had a 28-year career in higher education administration and teaching Research Methods at the graduate level. He has directed more than 100 program evaluation projects, some multi-million-dollar longitudinal econometric studies for U.S. government agencies.
He currently chairs the Rotary Foundation Cadre of Technical Advisors 2014-17, a committee of The Rotary Foundation with 21 Technical Coordinators and 700 Technical Advisors. He designed and coordinates the evaluation research for Rotary Family Health Days in ten African countries and in India which serve more than a half million indigent people each year. His 2015 Global Grant, Strengthening Diagnostics in Rural Uganda Healthcare, has been selected by the Centennial Committee to be featured at the Atlanta convention as an exemplary project.
He founded two Rotary clubs in the Russian Far East and was instrumental in starting the Rotary Club of Ramallah—Rotary’s first in an occupied territory. There are now four very successful Rotary clubs in the Palestinian West Bank.
Phil served on the RI Board of Directors 2008-2010 where he was training moderator for incoming board members, board liaison to the Rotary Foundation Trustees, and chair of the Administration Committee.
Phil and Kathleen are members of the Paul Harris Society, Arch C. Klumph Society, and they have a TRF Donor Advised Fund, Gift Annuity, and Charitable Remainder Trust.