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Managing Director's Office

Improving the performance and progress of the City’s operating departments.

Managing Director’s Office

What we do

The Managing Director’s Office (MDO) is a cabinet-level office with oversight of the City’s operating departments. The MDO works in coordination with individual operating departments to implement the Mayor’s vision and deliver efficient, effective, and responsive public services in every neighborhood in Philadelphia. We also play a major role in creating new policies and making sure they are enacted successfully. Governing a city the size of Philadelphia is complicated and requires an office like ours to make sure all the pieces work together.

The Managing Director’s Office is organized around five cabinets, each overseeing the departments of specific program areas, including:

  • Community and Culture
  • Criminal Justice and Public Safety
  • Health and Human Services
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability


1401 John F. Kennedy Blvd.
Suite 1430
Philadelphia, PA 19102

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You can find more about the Managing Director's Office on the City's legacy pages.


Brian Abernathy
Managing Director
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Name Job title Phone #
Tumar Alexander First Deputy Managing Director
Michael Carroll Deputy Managing Director for Transportation, Infrastructure, and Sustainability
Vanessa Garrett-Harley Deputy Managing Director for Criminal Justice and Public Safety
Lorelei Gauthier Chief of Staff
Eva Gladstein Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services
Joanna Otero-Cruz Deputy Managing Director for Community Services
Chris Rupe Deputy Managing Director for Policy and Legislation
David G. Wilson Deputy Managing Director for Community and Culture
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