Eva Gladstein

25 Oct, 2018

Eva Gladstein is the Deputy Managing Director of Health and Human Services for the City of Philadelphia. She’s responsible for the oversight of five City Departments including the following: Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility (DBHIDS), Department of Human Services (DHS), Office of Homeless Services (OHS), Department of Public Health (PDPH), and the Mayor’s Office of Community Empowerment and Opportunity (CEO). Prior to that, she served as Executive Director of CEO. 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.