Executive Director, Graduate! Philadelphia
Barbara Mattleman is the Executive Director of Graduate! Philadelphia. Under her leadership, Graduate! Philadelphia serves thousands of adults in the Greater Philadelphia region and partners with higher education, business, government and community building organizations. Barbara has promoted a college culture in Philadelphia for many years, most recently as Director of PhillyGoes2College, an initiative of the Mayor’s Office of Education to help Philadelphians of all ages get a college degree, and of the Graduation Coach Campaign, which provides adults with important resources to help them support youth to and through high school and college and on to careers. Prior, Barbara was the Executive Director of Operation Understanding, promoting leadership development and cultural understanding for African American and Jewish high school students. Her past experiences also include management consulting and healthcare administration at several local non-profits and hospitals. Barbara earned a bachelor’s degree in history and psychology from Franklin and Marshall College and a master’s in public administration with a concentration in healthcare from New York University.