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Cheryl Bettigole, M.D., M.P.H.
Health Commissioner
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Jane Baker
Chief of Staff
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Frank A. Franklin, Ph.D., J.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Health Commissioner
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Ryan Taylor, M.B.A.
Chief Operating Officer
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Gail Carter Hamilton, M.S.N., R.N., C.S.N.
Chief Racial Equity Officer
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James Garrow, M.P.H.
Communications Director

James Garrow has served as Communications Director for the Department of Public Health since 2018. Previously, he held positions with the department as Director of Digital Public Health, Operations and Logistics Manager, and Health Communications Specialist. He has presented internationally on topics of digital media, crisis communications, and emergency risk communication.

Garrow was born and raised in the Frankford section of Philadelphia, attended Drexel University, the University of Pennsylvania, and Temple University. He lives in Roxborough with his wife and three children.

Palak Raval-Nelson, Ph.D., M.P.H.
Deputy Health Commissioner
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Name Job title Phone #
Andrew R. Best, Jr. D.P.A., M.P.A., M.S.S., L.S.W. Director, Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction
(215) 686-5196
Kathleen A. Brady, M.D. Acting Director, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office
(215) 685-4778
Kimberly Bunk Director, Office of Facilities Management
(215) 685-0918
Kinnari Chandriani, M.D. Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
(215) 685-5684
Constance R. DiAngelo, M.D. Chief Medical Examiner
(215) 685-7458
Sara Enes Acting Director, Disease Control
(215) 685-6740
Andrea Jordan, M.S. Director, Fiscal
(215) 685-5338
Stacey Kallem, M.D., M.S.H.P. Director, Maternal, Child and Family Health
(215) 685-5225
Dawn Kiesewetter, M.P.H. Acting Director, Environmental Health Services
(215) 685-7490
Cheryl Kramer, M.B.A. Director, Ambulatory Health Services
(215) 685-6769
Bernadette Matthis, M.S.B.A. M.L.S. (A.S.C.P.) Director, Public Health Laboratory
(215) 685-6773
Kassahun Sellassie, Ph.D. Director, Air Management Services
(215) 685-7584
Tracie Stokes Director, Information Technology
(215) 685-4750
Alvina Woodland Director, Human Resources
(215) 685-5200
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