NW Works, Inc. Appoints Grady Philips, III As New CEO 


WINCHESTER, VA. December 6, 2022– NW Works, Inc. announced today that Grady (Skip) Philips, III has been appointed as the Chief Executive Officer of the organization. With more than 30 years of experience in business leadership, Philips will succeed Debera Taylor and assume responsibilities on January 3, 2023. Taylor left NW Works, Inc. in September 2022 to pursue a role with Laurel Ridge Community College.

Prior to joining NW Works, Inc., Philips served as the President of Winchester Medical Center and Senior Vice President of Valley Health Acute Care and held high-level leadership roles in a variety of healthcare facilities. Philips’ leadership has facilitated clinical growth and expanded access to care through community-based collaborations. 

“The combination of Philips’ experience and skills make him an ideal fit for NW Works, Inc.,” said Samir Jhaveri, the Chair of the NW Works, Inc. Board of Directors. “We are looking forward to Skip leading us through the next phase of growth at NW Works.”

Philips holds both a Master of Business Administration and a Master of Healthcare Administration from Georgia State University, as well as Bachelor of Arts degrees in both Chemistry and History from Emory University. He has served the Winchester community both through his accomplished career and through his nonprofit involvement in the region. 

“I am honored and grateful to the board for the opportunity to serve the clients of NW Works and our community,” said Philips. “I have been impressed by the commitment of the board and leadership to look to the future of NW Works in service to our community and clients, where all individuals are treated with dignity and respect through equal opportunities to meet their goals. I look forward to serving the clients of NW Works along with the board, leadership and team members and to expanding the impact of NW Works by furthering the partnerships with families, businesses and individuals who share a passion for making a difference in the lives of others.”

About NW Works, Inc. 

NW Works, Inc. is a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that empowers adults with disabilities and others with barriers to employment to build skills and to secure and sustain meaningful employment. Since 1970, NW Works, Inc. has helped disadvantaged adults in Virginia, West Virginia and Maryland achieve their goals through employment, pre-employment and social programs.  



Ellie Williams Tahmaseb 
NW Works, Inc. 
540.313.9446 | ewilliams@nwworks.com