About Us
Cynthia Figueroa, Commissioner

Cynthia Figueroa, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services, has devoted her career to career to helping improve the lives of vulnerable children and families. Prior to her appointment by Mayor Jim Kenney, Ms. Figueroa served as President and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos. There she had fiscal oversight of $25 million dedicated to strengthening Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services. Under her leadership, Congreso opened a Federally Qualified Health Center, expanded its campus by adding the Trujillo Center, which houses the Pan American Charter School, and received national recognition for its work with data evaluation and its efforts to support other Latino nonprofits throughout the country. more >>

Jessica Shapiro: First Deputy Commissioner

Kimberly Ali: Deputy Commissioner, Child Welfare Operations
Paul Bottalla: Director, Policy & Planning
Timene Farlow: Deputy Commissioner, Juvenile Justice Services
Heather Keafer:  Director of Communications and External Relations
Waleska Maldonado: Deputy Commissioner, Prevention
Vongvilay Mounelasy: Deputy Commissioner, Administration & Management
Liza M. Rodriguez: Deputy Commissioner, Performance Management and Accountability
Christopher Simi: Deputy Commissioner, Finance
Gary D. Williams: Chief Learning Officer