Silver School of Social Work
Master of Social Work, May 2008
Rebecca Delphia serves as the Chief Service Officer for Mayor Luke Ravenstahl and the City of Pittsburgh. Appointed on September 10, 2010, Rebecca leads Mayor Ravenstahl’s servePGH initiative, which harnesses the power of volunteers to impact on pressing local challenges, and was created in response to President Obama’s national call to volunteerism. Through seven new and innovative initiatives, servePGH has developed volunteer-fueled solutions to revitalize Pittsburgh neighborhoods and support educationally-disadvantaged youth. Since its inception, servePGH has engaged thousands of citizens in revitalizing city blocks, weatherizing and restoring the homes of low-income residents, minimizing winter’s hardships for elderly residents, and more. Additionally, Mayor Ravenstahl’s servePGH initiative developed the City of Pittsburgh’s first-ever award-winning employer volunteer program that supports youth mentoring.
Prior to her work as Chief Service Officer, Rebecca served in the Mayor’s Office of Neighborhood Initiatives where she engaged Pittsburgh neighborhoods seeking to develop and strengthen community-oriented public safety strategies.
Rebecca received her Master's degree in Social Work from New York University in 2008, where she was a Scholar in the Reynolds Program for Social Entrepreneurship. Rebecca and her husband are proud to call the City of Pittsburgh their home.