Public health department director lists home in Chestnut Hill

Medium 65641b350c5c82be4d622e5950a2d6a1 John C. Cella and Ruth S. Cella have listed for sale a five-bedroom, 2.5-bath home at 119 W. Springfield Ave. in Chestnut Hill for $549,000.

Dorothy Storm of Prudential Fox & Roach Realtors is the listing agent. The 2,477-square-foot house in within walking distance from Pastorius Park and was built in 1925.

Mr. Cella is director of the AIDS Activities Coordinating Office of the Philadelphia Department of Public Health. He also is vice president of the board at Beauty for Ashes Inc., a Bible-based modeling and etiquette school for progressive youth.

He previously worked for the AACO for 12 years, first as a program analyst, then as supervisor and manager of program services. Before that, he was a criminal justice research analyst in the Managing Director's Office of the City of Philadelphia.

Ms. Cella has been director for development and public relations at the Philadelphia School for the Deaf.

According to, there were 79 home sales in Chestnut Hill in 2008, with a median sales price of $450,000.

Address: 119 West Springfield Avenue
Buyer(s): Brett Kizner and Dana Rapoport
Seller(s): John C Cella and Ruth S Cella
Sale date: Jun. 9, 2010