David Holloman was appointed to the position of Interim Executive Director by Mayor Jim Kenney in October 2023. Holloman was OHS Chief of Staff prior to his elevation.
He brings to his latest leadership position more than 15 years of experience working with people experiencing homelessness in Philadelphia, including supporting outreach teams, and building partnerships between various City departments and community organizations to address chronic homelessness. He first joined OHS in 2012 as Director of Chronic Homelessness after a 5-year stint as Outreach Services Clinical Coordinator for the City’s Office of Behavioral Health and disAbility Services. In 2014, Holloman became Director of External Affairs.
Promoted to Chief of Staff in 2019, Holloman led the execution of smooth internal operations, informing key managers of day-to-day operational, tactical, and strategic issues within the agency. He additionally collaborated in developing and implementing new initiatives, business processes, procedures, roles, and operational improvement initiatives. During the COVID pandemic, he helped develop new, innovative programs to support the most vulnerable individuals, including the elderly, those with chronic medical conditions, and young people. Holloman serves as lead for the Youth Homeless Demonstration Program, aimed at reducing the number of homeless youth.
Holloman earned a B.A. in Public Administration from Shippensburg University, and a Master of Science in Organizational Development Leadership from the Philadelphia College of Osteopathic Medicine.
MaryBeth “Beth” Gonzales is the Deputy Director, Policy, Planning, and Performance Management. She is responsible for driving the architecture of OHS’s work to maximize the efficiency, access, quality, and effectiveness of Philadelphia’s homeless services system, including the Continuum of Care. Beth has worked across governmental and non-governmental agencies to design and implement policies and programs that drive outcomes and impact. She has dedicated her career to improving the lives of vulnerable populations. Beth also helped design and run the nation’s first court-based eviction prevention program in New York City. She holds a BA from Howard University, a Master’s in Counseling Psychology from New York University, and an MPA in Public and Nonprofit Management and Policy from the Robert F. Wagner Graduate School of Public Service at New York University.
As the Deputy Director for Finance, Contracts and Asset Management, Peter Curran oversees an annual operating budget of $129 million, including nearly $50 million in grants funding from federal, state, local and private sources. Peter’s responsibilities include overseeing all contracts with service providers and vendors, as well as all invoicing, payments, budgets and financial reports. In this role, Peter provides strategic leadership, operational management and administrative oversight regarding all matters regarding finance, contracts and asset management for the Office. Peter has worked for the City and OHS since 2011, previously serving as the Office’s Budget and Fiscal Officer, working to support its work serving the City’s most vulnerable residents. Peter holds a BBA in Accounting from Temple University’s Fox School of Business and was a member of the Beta Gamma Sigma Business Honors Society.
As Deputy Chief of Staff, Indira Aye-Potter leads the human resources and information technology units at the Office of Homeless Services (OHS), while managing additional agency and city-wide initiatives. Her career started with case management, including work at nonprofit organizations and Philadelphia’s Department of Human Services (DHS). Her social services work at DHS earned her distinction and a commissioner’s award. An interest in person-centered strategies and organizational talents steered her toward HR responsibilities within the City. At OHS she has increased both professional development and internal promotion opportunities for colleagues. During the COVID-19 pandemic, she oversaw the transition of most staff to remote work, providing the technical, logistical, and moral support necessary to maintain services to the City’s most vulnerable populations. She loves to build relationships and strategies with the goal of resolving challenges. Indira earned a BA in Social Relations and an MS in Public Administration from Cheyney University.