Nan Feyler, JD, MPH


Nan Feyler is a seasoned civic leader and housing expert with a reputation as a respected change-maker both within and outside government.  For seven years, she served as Deputy Health Commissioner under Mayor Nutter.  In this role, she oversaw the Department of Public Health’s operations and directed numerous programs.  She is also an expert on the impact of housing conditions on children’s health and safety.  At the Department of Health, she 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 expanded 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.  

Before serving as Deputy Health Commissioner, Nan spent more than 20 years in the nonprofit sector as a lawyer and senior manager, including as the Executive Director of the Nationalities Service Center and the Executive Director of the AIDS Law Project of Pennsylvania.  She received her law degree from New York University School of Law and her Master’s in Public Health from Columbia University Mailman School of Public Health.