Nan Feyler, JD, MPH

Reducing the Impact of Substandard Housing on Child-Welfare Involvement

Nan Feyler currently serves as a Stoneleigh Fellow and Director of the Housing and Child Welfare Initiative at Philadelphia’s Deputy Managing Director’s Office for Health and Human Services. Through her Fellowship, Nan is working to reduce the impact of parents’ substandard, inadequate, or unstable housing on families’ involvement with the child welfare system.

Nan Feyler is a seasoned civic leader and housing expert with a reputation as a change-maker both within and outside government. For seven years, she served as Deputy Health Commissioner under Philadelphia’s Mayor Michael Nutter. In this role, she oversaw the Department of Public Health’s operations and directed numerous programs. She also designed and oversaw the Healthy Homes Healthy Kids program, which successfully improved the housing conditions of children with asthma. The program also uncovered the need for greater systemic efforts to improve housing quality for low-income families in Philadelphia. Following her work at the City, Nan built on her housing expertise by teaching a public health law practicum on housing and regulatory enforcement as the Phyllis W. Beck Visiting Professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. Prior to serving as Deputy Health Commissioner, Nan spent more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector, including as Executive Director of the Nationalities Service Center and Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania.

Nan holds a BA in sociology from New College of the University of South Florida, a JD from New York University School of Law, and an MPH from Columbia University.

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Stoneleigh Fellow

2016 - 2019

Director, Housing and Child Welfare Initiative

Philadelphia Deputy Managing Director's Office for Health and Human Services


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