Anne Fadullon is the director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD). DPD works with communities to promote, plan, preserve, and develop successful neighborhoods for all.
As director, Anne has overseen the completion of Philadelphia’s first Comprehensive Plan since 1960. Her department produced and is implementing a Housing Action Plan to create or preserve 100,000 homes over ten years.
Anne worked with the Office of the Mayor, City Council, and advocates to identify $186 million in new funding for affordable housing. She has led the consolidation of three quasi-public agencies to create a full-service community development organization. Anne chairs the Philadelphia City Planning Commission and the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority board.
Anne has 30 years of development experience in both the private and public sectors. She has developed affordable, mixed-income, market-rate, and mixed-use projects.
Anne has a bachelor’s degree in urban studies and economics from Lehigh University. She has a master’s degree in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Anne spends her off hours looking for new places to kayak or wandering through the woods.
Catherine Califano is the first deputy director of the Department of Planning and Development (DPD).
Catherine coordinates measurement and assessment of departmental performance metrics. She oversees the primary support teams of the department. She identifies and secures private and foundation partnerships for DPD programs and services. Catherine works with key stakeholders on legislative initiatives.
Catherine has 20 years of experience in government and nonprofit work. Before joining DPD, she was associate director of policy solutions at Reinvestment Fund. She served as deputy secretary of the City’s Office of Housing and Neighborhood Development. She was also director of economic development for the Philadelphia Empowerment Zone and Renewal Communities.
Catherine has a bachelor’s degree in rhetoric and public address and international studies from St. John’s University. She holds a master’s of public administration from the Fels Center at the University of Pennsylvania.
Catherine enjoys swimming, hiking and baseball.
Melissa Long is the director of the Division of Housing and Community Development (DHCD). DHCD develops and preserves affordable housing, strengthens neighborhoods, and empowers residents. She also represents DHCD on the Historical Commission.
Melissa has over 25 years in policy, planning, and fund development experience. Before DHCD, Melissa was the Director of the People’s Emergency Center CDC. She held policy and planning positions at the Philadelphia Redevelopment Authority. Melissa served as a consultant for NeighborhoodsNow and The Community Builders.
Melissa has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Colorado. She has a Master of City and Regional Planning from Rutgers University.
In her spare time, Melissa goes hiking and biking.
John Mondlak is the deputy director for Development Services. John and his team work with developers, government, and other stakeholders to guide complex real estate developments through the approval process.
At any one time Development Services is helping several dozen firms with their development plans. It also tracks several hundred projects working their way through the system.
John worked for 11 years in the City Solicitor’s Office. As divisional deputy city solicitor for Real Estate and Economic Development, he represented the Departments of Commerce, Public Property, Streets, and Records. He has represented the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Art Commission, and other departments, boards and commissions.
John has taught as an adjunct professor at Peirce College in the areas of real estate, intellectual property, research, and writing. Before joining the City, he practiced civil litigation.
John has a bachelor’s in accounting and business management from King’s College. His law degree is from Temple University.
John is a founding member of the Philadelphia Ukulele Orchestra.
Eleanor Sharpe is the deputy director for planning and zoning. She oversees the Philadelphia City Planning Commission, the Historical Commission, the Art Commission, and the staff of the Zoning Board of Adjustment.
Eleanor is also the executive director of the City Planning Commission. She leads a team that engages residents, businesses, and other stakeholders to plan the future of Philadelphia and its neighborhoods. She also works to implement Philadelphia2035 – the City’s Comprehensive Plan.
Eleanor also served as deputy executive director for the City Planning Commission. She has been the director of planning for the City of New Rochelle and served as associate director of the Netter Center for Community Partnerships at the University of Pennsylvania.
Eleanor holds a Bachelor of Architecture degree from Howard University. She has a master’s in city planning from the University of Pennsylvania.
Eleanor is a dog mom to her fifteen-pound, spaniel mix lap dog, Jet.