Lolita Griffin, M.Ed.
Special Advisor to the Commissioner
Lolita J. Griffin is the Special Advisor to the Commissioner for the City of Philadelphia Department of Behavioral Health and Intellectual disAbility Services (DBHIDS). In this role, Griffin works directly with DBHIDS Commissioner Jill Bowen, Ph.D., to carry out administrative analysis and executive management work and to ensure Department efforts and initiatives adhere to the strategic plan, Prioritizing to Address a Changing Environment (P.A.C.E.), and align with the tenets of TEC by addressing Trauma, achieving Equity, and engaging Community.
Griffin joined DBHIDS’ Office of Addiction Services in 2014 as a public health program analyst and a health program analysis supervisor, performing a wide variety of analytical assignments related to managing and administering specialized programs and operations for the Single County Authority administrator. Griffin also performed instrumental roles in the wellness and quality of work life initiatives for the Department.
Prior to joining DBHIDS, Griffin had more than 20 years’ experience in social services and program analysis with the Department of Human Services. A native of Philadelphia and graduate of Philadelphia High School for Girls, Villanova University, and Chestnut Hill College, Griffin is currently attending West Chester University. She also is active in community service as a member of Zeta Phi Beta Sorority.
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