Menninger Staff

Philippa Ashford, MSN, RN

Nurse Manager

Note: Please see Menninger's statement on the death of Philippa Ashford, MSN, RN.


The nurse manager for the Comprehensive Psychiatric Assessment Service, "Phil" is board certified in psychiatric nursing. She has special expertise in motivational interviewing, mentalization-based therapy, acceptance and commitment therapy and community integration.


An adjunct professor at the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston, she is a member of the Sigma Theta Tau Nursing Honor Society and the Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.


In 2015, Phil was presented with the Texas Nurses Association District 9 Top 25 Outstanding Nurses Award.


Phil earned her master's degree in Nursing from the University of Phoenix and her bachelor's degree in Nursing and Psychology from the University of St. Thomas.