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Iris Phillips

Iris Phillips is the CEO and founder of Grace Federal Solutions, specializes in providing quality staff and support services to our Federal, State, and Local government, as well as the private and commercial sectors.

Ms. Phillips is a seasoned professional with extensive experience in project management, business development, human resources management, and has more than 15 years’ experience in healthcare service administration. She has held various healthcare administrative and management positions that include evaluating that staffing requirements and capacity are commensurate with departmental needs, recruiting, hiring and establishing work standards.

She currently directs the activities of Grace Federal Solutions, LLC to ensure efficiency and economy of operations, on time and accurate delivery of contractual requirements, development and execution of business strategies, and maximum profits.

GRACE was recognized and featured in the Small Business Administration (SBA) SBTDC/PTAC March 2012 Newsletter in its “success story” section for its accomplishments as a WOSB in providing quality and dependable services to its government and commercial clients.

Ms. Phillips has decades of experience with developing and managing similar work at Military Treatment Facilities and large academic teaching hospitals.



  • Program Management
  • Project Management
  • Federal Contracting Rules and Regulations
  • Team Building
  • Talent Acquisition
  • Recruitment and Retention


More than 15 years of experience

University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill, NC
Healthcare and Public Policy Cohort
North Carolina Central University, Durham, NC

Special Events

NC MedAssist Board of Directors

NC MedAssist Welcomes Iris Phillips to the NC MedAssist Board of Director

Brenda Vass, Chief Executive Officer at NC MedAssist is pleased to announce Iris Phillips, CEO of Grace Federal Solutions, LLC as a member of the Board of Directors!! Iris offers the entrepreneurial perspective and growth mindset needed to ensure that all uninsured NC residents with low income have opportunities for improved health. NC MedAssist is the only statewide non-profit pharmacy in North Carolina. Through our various programs, we provide prescription and over-the-counter medications to our neighbors in need at no cost. We believe that no one should ever have to choose between purchasing food or buying their medicine.

U.S. Department of Labor


U.S. Secretary of Labor Martin J. Walsh recognized Grace Federal Solutions, LLC as one of the 835 recipients of the 2022 HIRE Vets Medallion Award during a virtual award ceremony presented by the U.S. Department of Labor. Grace earned the gold award after applying earlier this year. The Honoring Investments in Recruiting and Employing American Military Veterans Act (HIRE Vets Act) Medallion Program is the only federal award program that recognizes employers who successfully recruit, hire, and retain veterans.

Grace Sponsors NC Black Summit

Grace is a proud Silver Sponsor of the 17th Annual NC Black Summit

Grace Federal Solutions, LLC is a proud sponsor of the 17th Annual NC Black Summit on April 27-28, 2023, at the Raleigh Marriott Crabtree Valley. This signature event hosted by the North Carolina Black Alliance uniquely brings together Black elected officials, public policy advocates, community stakeholders, strategic partners, and community advocates from across the state to explore solutions to issues and strategize on ways to build a more just and equitable North Carolina. This year’s theme is, “Moving Forward with Knowledge and Purpose.”

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Grace together with Enterprising Women Foundation Event April 24, 2023

The Enterprising Women Foundation Mentoring Program provides Southeast Raleigh Magnet High School girls with an opportunity to meet and connect with outstanding women entrepreneurs in their community at a local event, on April 24, 2023, at 11:00 am – 2:30 pm — designed to recognize their leadership potential, inspire them to dream big and focus on the next steps to realize their potential as entrepreneurs or leaders in STEM-based fields and other industries.

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2022 Enterprising Women of the Year awardee and New Member of the Advisory Board

2022 Enterprising Women of the Year awardee and New Member of the Advisory Board

It was a pleasure to attend this year’s convention as a 2022 Enterprising Women of the Year awardee, and a new member of the advisory board. I especially would like to thank you for your continued commitment to recognizing and shining a light on women-owned businesses. Being present at such a positive event, that celebrates the success of women-owned businesses by bringing us together to learn and uplift each other has been a truly inspirational experience.

Congratulations and continued success to all.

Grace Federal Solutions Receives Andrea Harris MBE Award

Grace Federal Solutions Receives Andrea Harris MBE Award

It brings me great joy for Grace Federal Solutions, LLC to be presented with the Andrea Harris MBE Award in recognition of its outstanding achievements in business across the State of NC. As founder/President of GRACE, I will honor and cherish this award and continue to work hard for what it represents.

I would like to say Thank you to Director Tammie Hall-Roberts, CCA, MCA, and her Team for such excellent Minority Business Development Events. Meeting Under Secretary Donald Cravins, Jr., Esq. and listening to his speech was inspiring.

To all who work tirelessly and have paved the way to provide opportunities to women and minorities, I am forever thankful.

NC Chamber Health Care Conference

NC Chamber Health Care Conference Panelist

Iris Phillips, CEO, and Founder of Grace Federal Solutions is pleased to be a Panelist at the NC Chamber Health Care Conference “Health Equity: The Business Community’s Role in Building a Healthy NC” taking place on September 15, 2022, at the Sheraton Imperial Hotel and Conference Center in Durham, NC.

Other topics discussed at the conference include Gene Therapy: A New Generation of Medicine, Pandemic Preparedness for the Future, and Workforce Challenges in Health Care Today. Keynote Speaker Dr. Wesley Burks, Dean of the UNC School of Medicine, Vice Chancellor for Medical Affairs, and CEO of UNC Health discusses Health Care on the Horizon.

NC MedAssist Over the Counter Medicine Program

NC MedAssist Over the Counter Medicine Program Homebound Process

Grace Federal Solutions aims to serve homebound individuals for the NC MedAssist Over the Counter Medicine Program Homebound Process. Use the homebound shopping sheet: https://www.gracefederalsolutions.com/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Shopping-Sheet-Homebound.pdf and have it scanned and emailed to lszabo@medassist.org by Monday, November 1, 2021. Completed bags will be ready for pick up at approximately 1:30 pm at First Presbyterian Church of Goldsboro, 1101 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27530 on Friday, November 5, 2021.

Mobile Free Pharmacy Program

Mobile Free Pharmacy Program in Wayne County

Grace Federal Solutions encourages the Wayne County Community to take part in the Mobile Free Pharmacy program. Order your free over the counter medicine with the Mobile Free Pharmacy program here: https://form.123formbuilder.com/5987311/form. If someone is unable to register for medicine in advance, a premade bag of medicine will be ready and available for pickup at First Presbyterian Church of Goldsboro, 1101 E Ash St, Goldsboro, NC 27530 on Friday, November 5, 2021. For more information visit: https://www.facebook.com/events/407878730668544/

Bronze sponsor of the annual DEI Conference

Bronze sponsor of the annual DEI Conference

Grace Federal Solutions was a Bronze sponsor of the annual Diversity, Equity and Inclusivity (DEI) Conference which took place virtually over two days at the beginning of September. Hosted in partnership with the Bank of America, its theme was ‘Speak Up, Take Action,’ and speakers encouraged attendees to take these words to heart in their professional and personal capacities. The insights and strategies that came through in the speeches and discussions are valuable for recruiters and everyone in the HR field, providing ways for us to understand DEI principles and incorporate them into our work.

Featured Panelist at the 2020 Capital MEDWeek

Featured Panelist at the 2020 Capital MEDWeek

Iris Phillips was a featured panelist at the 2020 Capital Minority Enterprise Development Week (MEDWeek) on Friday, October 30, 2020’s virtual event.  The theme of the 2020 event was “Pivoting – Diversifying in the Midst of a Pandemic.” For more info email: melissa.terrell@doa.nc.gov.

In the Press

The Triangle Business Journal Reports

The Triangle Business Journal Reports

Iris Phillips started her firm with her own money, and though she found it difficult to secure future financing, she’s built a sizable presence. Read “The Promise Of: How founder built 200-person firm and charted choppy financial watersby By   – Reporter, Triangle Business Journal.


Defense Alliance of North Carolina

Defense Alliance of NC-DANC

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