Linda Gibbs

Senior Fellow


Former New York City Deputy Mayor for Health and Human Services (Bloomberg Administration)

Linda Gibbs is a principal with Bloomberg Associates. She served as New York City Deputy Mayor of Health and Human Services from 2005-2013. Supervising the city’s human service, public health and social justice agencies, she spearheaded major initiatives on poverty alleviation, juvenile justice reform and obesity reduction. “Age Friendly NYC”, a blueprint for enhancing livability for older New Yorkers; and “Young Men’s Initiative”, addressing race-based disparities facing Black and Latino young men in the areas of health, education, employment training and the justice system, are two of the collaborative efforts she shaped to address significant social challenges. Gibbs also improved the use of data and technology in human service management and spearheaded efforts to improve contract effectiveness and create evidence-based program development.  Prior to her appointment as Deputy Mayor, Gibbs was Commissioner of the New York City Department of Homeless Services and held senior positions with the Administration for Children’s Services and the Office of Management and Budget.

Gibbs is a graduate of SUNY Buffalo School of Law and she currently resides in New York City, NY.


The latest from Linda Gibbs:

Invest in What Works Video Series – Profile Video, Results for America, Linda Gibbs, July 14, 2016 (video)

Washington Monthly 4-part series – New York City’s Turnaround on Poverty:

  • (Part 4) “How to Lead a New National War on Poverty,” Washington Monthly, Linda Gibbs & Robert Doar, June 29, 2016 – (printable version)
  • (Part 3) “How Failures Helped Lead to Success in New York’s War on Poverty,” Washington Monthly, Linda Gibbs & Robert Doar, June 27, 2016 – (printable version)
  • (Part 2) “How an “Infrastructure for Innovation” Can Defeat Poverty,” Washington Monthly, Linda Gibbs & Robert Doar, June 22, 2016 – (printable version)
  • (Part 1) “New York City’s Turnaround on Poverty,” Washington Monthly, Linda Gibbs & Robert Doar, June 19, 2016 – (printable version)
  • View and print the full series here.