What we do
Health and Human Services (HHS) provides leadership and develops strategies to ensure the health and well-being of all Philadelphians. HHS supports collaboration among the following agencies:
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Eva Gladstein is the deputy managing director of Health and Human Services for the City of Philadelphia. She’s responsible for the oversight of the Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disability Services (DBHIDS), the Philadelphia Department of Public Health (PDPH), the Office of Homeless Services, the Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO), the Office of Domestic Violence Strategies (ODVS), and the Mayor’s Commission on Aging (MCOA).
Before leading HHS, Eva served as the director of the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity under Mayor Nutter. While there, she developed and implemented a nationally recognized comprehensive citywide plan to address poverty called Shared Prosperity Philadelphia, using a collective impact approach. It became the lead agency for the West Philadelphia Promise Zone, designated by President Obama in January 2014.
Eva has held a variety of leadership positions within City government since 1998. Most recently, 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 civic associations.