Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe. If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 3:00 p.m. on Friday, Jan. 14 until further notice
COVID-19: Learn how to stay safe, get vaccinated, and find testing. Visit phila.gov/covid.


If you have questions about COVID-19, call (215) 685-5488 or email COVID@phila.gov.  Please note that the staff members listed below are not available to respond directly to questions about COVID-19.

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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Name Job title Phone #
Cheryl Bettigole, M.D., M.P.H. Director, Division of Chronic Disease and Injury Prevention
(215) 685-5674
Kathleen A. Brady, M.D. Acting Director, AIDS Activities Coordinating Office
(215) 685-4778
James Garrow Director of Communications
(215) 200-7901
Molly Harrar, M.S. Director, COVID-19 Containment
(215) 685-6783
Jeffrey Hom, M.D., M.P.H. Medical Director, Substance Use Prevention and Harm Reduction
(215) 683-0189
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
Cheryl Kramer, M.B.A. Acting 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
Palak Raval-Nelson, Ph.D., M.P.H. Director, Environmental Health Services
(215) 685-7489
Kassahun Sellassie, Ph.D. Director, Air Management Services
(215) 685-7584
Tracie Stokes Director, Information Technology
(215) 685-4750
Coleman Terrell Director, Division of Disease Control
(215) 685-5488
Alvina Woodland Director, Human Resources
(215) 685-5200
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