Eric Horwith was first appointed to serve on the Pittsburgh Commission on Human Relations in July 2010 by Mayor Luke Ravenstahl. Commissioner Horwith was reappointed to the Commission by Mayor William Peduto in November 2014. Commissioner Horwith served as the Commission’s liaison to the Mayor’s Lesbian, Gay, Bisexual, and Transgender (LGBT) Advisory Council.
Commissioner Horwith is the Director of Growth and Business Development at the non-profit Family Hospice and Palliative Care, the leading provider of end-of-life services in the City of Pittsburgh. Commissioner Horwith has worked since 1997 to improve quality and access to individualized and holistic end-of-life and after-life care in Allegheny County.
A licensed social worker and longtime Pittsburgh resident, Commissioner Horwith earned an undergraduate degree at Duquesne University and a Master’s in Social Work degree at the University of Pittsburgh.
Commissioner Horwith serves on the Board of Directors for the Mount Washington Community Development Center, the National Association of Social Workers, and the Southwestern Pennsylvania Chapter of Social Workers for Aging Practices. Commissioner Horwith is also a member of the Coalition for Quality End-of-Life Care (CQEC), a network of health providers and quality of care advocates who work to improve care to the seriously ill and their families in the City of Pittsburgh.