Ex-school official to lead Mayor’s Fund

By Sean Collins Walsh, The Philadelphia Inquirer | September 10, 2019

Board Member and former Stoneleigh Fellow Jody Greenblatt is the new Executive Director for The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia.

The Mayor’s Fund for Philadelphia, a city-operated nonprofit that became the center of a corruption scandal during former Mayor Michael Nutter’s administration, has named former school district official Jody Greenblatt its new executive director.

Greenblatt is the first permanent leader of the fund since Desiree Peterkin Bell, who was city representative under Nutter and pleaded guilty this year to misusing tens of thousands of dollars from the fund.

Greenblatt, who started work Monday, was most recently the Philadelphia School District’s deputy chief for climate and safety and has also held jobs with the Court of Common Pleas and the city’s Law Department. She said Monday that she wanted to learn more about the office before announcing any plans or initiatives.

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