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City of Philadelphia

Health and Human Services

Eva Gladstein
Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services
The Health & Human Services division works to ensure the success of Philadelphia’s children, families, and vulnerable adults through the alignment of strategies and programs to combat poverty and buffer its effects.

Eva Gladstein is the Deputy Managing Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Philadelphia. She is responsible for the oversight of five City Departments including; Behavioral Health, Human Services, Supportive Housing, Public Health and Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO). Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of CEO. While there she developed and implemented a nationally recognized comprehensive citywide plan to address poverty called Shared Prosperity Philadelphia, using a collective impact approach. CEO serves as the lead agency for the West Philadelphia Promise Zone, designated by President Obama in January 2014.

Eva has held a variety of other leadership positions within City government since 1998. She completed a three-year assignment as Executive Director of the Philadelphia Zoning Code Commission, successfully reforming and modernizing Philadelphia’s 50-year old zoning code. She also served as the Director of Neighborhood Transformation for former Mayor John F. Street, coordinating a multifaceted strategy designed to renew and strengthen entire communities. Prior to being appointed to this position, Gladstein served as the Executive Director of the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone under Mayors Street and Rendell.

Eva began her career in the mid-1970s, co-founding and directing several non-profit organizations. She lives in Philadelphia and is active on the boards of a variety of community associations.