Nan Feyler, JD, MPH

Reducing the Impact of Substandard Housing on Child-Welfare Involvement

Nan Feyler is retired. She previously served as the Executive Director of the Pennsylvania Innocence Project. She is a seasoned civic leader with a reputation as a change-maker both within and outside government.

Previously, Nan was a Stoneleigh Fellow at Philadelphia’s Deputy Managing Director’s Office for Health and Human Services, where she worked to reduce the impact of parents’ substandard, inadequate, or unstable housing on families’ involvement with the child welfare system. Prior to this role, Nan served as the Phyllis W. Beck Visiting Professor at Temple University’s Beasley School of Law. She also served as Deputy Health Commissioner under Philadelphia Mayor Michael Nutter, overseeing the Department of Public Health’s operations and directing numerous programs. In addition, Nan 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.

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

Current Position

Former Executive Director (Retired)
Pennsylvania Innocence Project


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