Due to extremely cold conditions, the City is implementing special measures to keep people who are homeless safe.
If you see someone who needs shelter, call (215) 232-1984.
In effect: 7:00 a.m. on Tuesday, March 20 to 11:00 p.m. on Thursday, March 22

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. We make sure that the government works as efficiently as possible and that departments coordinate efforts when their project areas overlap. 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 & Culture
  • Community Services
  • Health and Human Services
  • Public Safety
  • Transportation & Infrastructure


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

You can access the MDO's full content on our existing website.


Michael DiBerardinis
Managing Director
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Name Job Title Email Phone # Social
Brian Abernathy First Deputy Managing Director
Michael Carroll Deputy Managing Director for Transportation and Infrastructure
Eva Gladstein Deputy Managing Director for Health and Human Services
Joanna Otero-Cruz Deputy Managing Director for Community Services
Maari Porter Director of Policy and Strategic Initiatives
Chris Rupe Chief of Staff
David G. Wilson Deputy Managing Director for Community and Culture