Leadership and Staff
JUDITH GETHNER (email Judith)
Judith has both private sector and nonprofit professional experience; a leader with over twenty years in leading and coaching highly productive teams with proven ability to create start-up organizations, we well as be an agent of change. She is a strategic thinker able to use excellent community skills to motivate, break down barriers and work across an organization with an understanding of driving policy through grassroots organizing that results in measurable impact.
Judith currently is the Executive Director of Illinois Partners for Human Service. Since her hiring, she has grown the statewide coalition from 70 nonprofit providers of human service to a formidable body of over 800 organizations throughout the State of Illinois. She holds a B.S. from Northern Illinois University and a M.A. from Northeastern Illinois University. She serves on the board at Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Schools and Chicago Grand Neighbors Association.
VINETTA WASHINGTON (email Vinetta)
Vinetta Washington joined the Illinois Partners for Human Service staff in January 2012, serving in the newly created position of Engagement and Development Manager. She has an expansive background in partnership engagement and development along with several years of experience in sales, marketing, and project management. Vinetta is actively committed to the civic community including volunteer work, and previously serving as an Executive Board member and in other leadership roles. She is currently a mentor with Freedom Sisters and volunteer with Chicago Cares. Vinetta is an alumnus of the University of Illinois at Champaign, graduating with a Bachelor of Science.
VICTORIA WILCOX (email Victoria)
Victoria joined the Illinois Partners for Human Service staff in May of 2013, serving as Administrative Assistant. Victoria brings with her both extensive administrative and nonprofit experience. She previously served within the role of Assistant Director conducting conflict transformation workshop training as well as mediation, for a faith-based international nonprofit organization. She serves as a volunteer for the B.E.D.S. (Building Ecumenical Discipleship through Sheltering) organization. She holds a Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst College and a Master’s of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary.