Tricia Phaup, MSW LMSW serves as the Program Coordinator for Training and Events at the South Carolina Coalition Against Domestic Violence and Sexual Assault (SCCADVASA). Her passion for systems work and trauma informed approaches to address Intimate Partner Violence (IPV) has brought her back to this field. She hopes to build synergy within communities and strengthen interdisciplinary teams to address domestic violence and sexual assault in collaboration in order to lessen the prevalence and bring healing to South Carolina. She received her Bachelor of Arts in Psychology from the University of South Carolina and her Masters of Social work from the University of Pennsylvania.
Previously, she served as the director of Medical Case Management for Palmetto Health USC Medical Group at the Immunology Center. In this role, she is responsible for the oversight of staff who provide medical case management for over 3000 persons who were HIV + or living with AIDS in the midlands area. She served on the South Carolina HIV Planning Council, and the SC Ryan White Part B Case Management Workgroup. Additionally, Tricia worked with a team to provide technical assistance and training through a CDC, AIHA and PEPFAR Twinning Grant in partnership with Chreso Ministries in Zambia. She also served as faculty for the HIV Interprofessional Education program through a Ryan White AETC grant.
From 1996- 2009, she served as director for Sexual Health, Violence Prevention & Research at the University of South Carolina’s Student Health Services. In this role, she was responsible for the oversight of campus-wide sexual health, STD/HIV, relationship violence, and sexual assault educational programs.
As a volunteer, she served on the Board of the Harriet Hancock LGBT Center and provided leadership for the Youth OUTLOUD program for LGBTQ youth ages 13-19 from 2011 – 2016. She was awarded the SC Pride Order of the Palmetto in 2012 and the Sexual Trauma Services of the Midlands Outstanding Partnership Award in 2013 for her work with the Harriet Hancock Center LGBTQ Interpersonal Violence Task Force. Tricia believes in a mindfulness approach to her personal and professional life. In her free time, she enjoys playing the guitar and singing for her spiritual community, Jubilee Circle. Drawing, gardening, kayaking and any activity outdoors keeps her grounded.