Appointed by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl, Eric Horwith joined the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in July of 2010. Commissioner Horwith served as the Commission’s liason to the Mayor’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Advisory Council.
Commissioner Horwith is the Vice President of Access at the regional, community-based non-profit Family Hospice and Palliative Care - the leading provider of end-of-life services in the City of Pittsburgh. He is a resident of Mt. Washington where he resides with his partner, John Komisary. Commissioner Horwith is a licensed social worker and received his Master in Social Work degree at the University of Pittsburgh. A long-time Pittsburgh resident, Commissioner Horwith has worked in the field of healthcare since 1997 to support improved quality and access to individualized and holistic end-of-life and afterlife care in Allegheny County.
Commissioner Horwith serves in many capacities in his community, and is an active member of serveral community organizations including the Board of Directors for Mount Washington Community Development Center, the National Association of Social Workers, and Social Workers for Aging Practices, Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter. Eric is also a member of the Coalition for Quality End of Life Care (CQEL), a network of health providers and quality of care advocates that works to improve care to the seriously ill and their families within the City of Pittsburgh.