Acting Health Commissioner Cheryl Bettigole is a board-certified family physician and has served as the Director of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention for the Department of Public Health since 2015.
Prior to that position, Dr. Bettigole served as the Chief Medical Office of CompleteCare Health Network, a Federally Qualified/Migrant Health Center in New Jersey, and as the Clinical Director of Health Center #10. She saw patients in the city health centers for more than 12 years. She was the president of the National Physicians Alliance (now part of Doctors for America) in 2012/2013, where she helped build a task force on gun violence prevention and advocated for access to quality, affordable healthcare for all.
Dr. Bettigole has also served as a member of the Health Department’s COVID-19 team during the pandemic. She is deeply committed to health justice for all Philadelphians.
(photo by Emma Lee, WHYY)
Jane Baker was appointed Chief of Staff for the Philadelphia Department of Public Health in July 2014. Baker has served in the Department for 25 years, most recently as Chief of Staff and Director for the Deputy Mayor for Health and Opportunity. In these roles, Baker was responsible for administrative coordination in four City departments (Health, Human Services, Behavioral Health, and Homeless Services), where she oversaw Human Resources, Information Technology services, and management of customer services.
Within the Department of Public Health, Baker currently oversees the support services in the Office of the Health Commissioner, contract compliance for the Philadelphia Nursing Home, and department communications, facilities management, and performance management. She advises the Health Commissioner on a broad range of policy and legislative issues, and also serves as the Health Department’s Integrity Officer. Baker has a graduate degree in Clinical Psychology from LaSalle University.