Cynthia F. Figueroa, Commissioner of the Philadelphia Department of Human Services (DHS), has devoted her career to helping improve the lives of vulnerable children and families.
Prior to her appointment as Commissioner by Mayor Jim Kenney, Figueroa served as President and CEO of Congreso de Latinos Unidos. There she had fiscal oversight of $25 million dedicated to strengthening Latino communities through social, economic, education and health services.
From 2008 to 2011, Figueroa served as Deputy Commissioner for DHS and was responsible for the oversight of what was then known as the Division of Community Based Prevention Services. She was instrumental in enhancing relationships with key stakeholders including the School District of Philadelphia, other City departments, and the provider community.
In addition to her roles at DHS and Congreso, Figueroa has served as executive director of Women Against Abuse. Early in her career, she worked on the frontline serving clients in a variety of settings, including programs for female offenders, persons living with HIV/AIDS, and victims of domestic violence.
The recipient of a prestigious Eisenhower Fellowship, Figueroa brings international leadership and recognition to DHS. She has also received the University of Pennsylvania Outstanding Leadership Award, the National Football League/Philadelphia Eagles Hispanic Heritage Leadership Award, and the prestigious Peter B. Goldberg Aramark Building Community Executive Leadership Award. In addition, in 2016 she was awarded the Hispanic Bar Association La Justicia Award.
In 2015, Figueroa was appointed to the USA Board of Trustees for United Way. She also serves on the board of trustees for her alma mater, Spring Hill College. Born in Arecibo, Puerto Rico, she and her family reside in the Northwest section of Philadelphia.
|Name||Job Title||Phone #||Social|
|Kimberly Ali||Deputy Commissioner, Child Welfare Operationsfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 683-6014|
|Staci Boyd||Operations Director, Improving Outcomes for Childrenemail@example.com||(215) 683-0425|
|Timene L. Farlow||Deputy Commissioner, Juvenile Justice Servicesfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 686-4845|
|Samuel Harrison, III||Operations Director, Investigations, Assessments & Referral Servicesemail@example.com||(215) 683-6020|
|Heather Keafer||Director of Communications and External Relations (Media inquiries)||firstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 683-6012|
|Waleska Maldonado||Deputy Commissioner, Preventionemail@example.com||(215) 683-4254|
|Laura Morris||Operations Director, Community Based Prevention Services||Laura.Morris@phila.gov||(215) 683-6164|
|Vongvilay Mounelasy||Deputy Commissioner, Administration & Managementfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 683-6045|
|Ana Ramos-Hernandez||Director of Operations for Performance Measurement and Technology||Ana.Ramos-Hernandez@phila.gov||(215) 520-7330|
|Christi Rinehart||Operations Director, Permanency & Well Being Serviceemail@example.com||(215) 683-6050|
|Liza M. Rodriguez||Deputy Commissioner, Performance Management and Technologyfirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 683-0434|
|Jessica S. Shapiro||First Deputy Commissioneremail@example.com||(215) 683-6010|
|Christopher Simi||Deputy Commissioner, Financefirstname.lastname@example.org||(215) 683-6060|
|Nelson R. Walker||Executive Director of the PJJSC||Nelson.R.Walker@phila.gov||(215) 683-9145|
|Gary D. Williams||Chief Learning Officeremail@example.com||(215) 683-6014|