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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 with these departments to:

  • Create and successfully enact new policies.
  • Deliver efficient, effective, and responsive public services.
  • Implement the mayor’s vision.

The MDO oversees the following divisions:

  • Capital Program Office
  • Community Services
  • General Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Office of Children and Families
  • Office of Transportation and Infrastructure Systems

The MDO also provides strategic oversight and support for the Philadelphia Fire Department, Department of Prisons, Department of Licenses and Inspections, Office of Emergency Management, Opioid Response Unit, Office of Integrated Data for Evidence and Action, and Zero Fare.


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



Adam K. Thiel
Adam K. Thiel
Managing Director
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Name Job title Phone #
Michael Carroll Deputy Managing Director for Transportation and Infrastructure
Brian Clinton Chief of Staff
Sharon Gallagher Senior Director of Communications
Vanessa Garrett Harley Chief Deputy Managing Director for Children and Families
Tara Mohr First Deputy Managing Director
Aparna Palantino Director of Capital Program Office
Aubrey C. Powers Deputy Managing Director for Community Services
David G. Wilson Deputy Managing Director for General Services
Crystal Yates-Gale Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services
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