Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others organizes an annual Thanksgiving drive called Backpack Friday. Backpack Friday is about unselfish giving to the most vulnerable amongst us. Our organization distributes backpack care packages to the less fortunate individuals throughout Los Angeles County.  Many homeless people have been forgotten and left alone to brave extremely hot days and cold nights. And so, Highly Favored strives to provide essential items including, water, snacks, blankets, warm hats, gloves, socks, toiletries, etc.

Highly Favored carries out random acts of kindness to the so-called “ lesser “ of us made possible by the generosity of our donors: from their larger contributions down to their twenties, tens, fives and the one dollar bills which together plays a vital role enabling Highly Favored to make it all happen.

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We value respectful communication and cooperation between all board members, volunteers and recipients. We encourage Teamwork and participation. Volunteers demonstrate representation of diverse group whose qualities that make our organization a success. We believe each individual helps to advance our mission and progress our fight for the health and education. We strive to include diversity, equity, and inclusion practices at the center of our daily work.



Highly Favored: A Blessing to Others Leaders

Alexis Goudeau Philius RN, BSN

Chief Executive Officer (CEO)/Founder

KLRNA (Sunset) Steward Registered Nurse since 2009   Alexis Philius, a graduate of Mount Saint Mary's school of nursing, is…

Charmaine Morales RN

Vice President

President of United Nurses Associations of California and Union of Healthcare Professionals (UNAC/UHCP) Vice President for NUHHCE and Vice President…

Camille Davis RN


Registered Nurse since 2005 Camille Alvarez Davis, RN, retired from Kaiser Permanente in 2021 after working there for 33 years.…

Brittney Harris RN, BSN

Chief Information Officer

Registered Nurse since 2014

Onika Davis RN, BSN

Executive Support Staff

Registered Nurse since 2003 Co-Founder Maternal Infant Project International

Kim King RN, BSN

Director of Development and Fundraising

Registered Nurse since 2005   Kim has experience of over fifteen years as a critical care nurse, recently graduated with…

Erika Tapia RN, BSN

Executive Director of Community Outreach

Registered Nurse since 2013   Erika started her career in nursing as an LVN and later went back to school…

Will Philius

Chief Financial Officer (CFO)

CEO Gatekeeper Tickets

Karina Leon

Labor Community Coordinator

Political & Community Affairs Representative, United Nurses Associations of California/Union of Health Care Professionals, NUHHCE, AFSCME, AFL-CIO