Experienced professionals committed to strengthening our communities.
Judith is an agent of change. With more than 20 years of experience in the private and nonprofit sectors, she has grown Illinois Partners from 70 organizations to over 800 coalition partners located throughout the state. She is a proven leader with expertise in driving policy through grassroots organizing and building relationships with key community and legislative leaders. Judith holds a Bachelor of Science degree from Northern Illinois University and a Master of Arts from Northeastern Illinois University. She serves on the board of directors of the Illinois Consortium for 21st Century Schools and Chicago Grand Neighbors Association. Email Judith
Nichole has worked in the nonprofit sector for over 10 years serving underprivileged communities while creating community based resources and programs in efforts to close the socioeconomic gap that prevents individuals, families, and communities from acquiring the resources and services they need. Nichole has successfully led several organizations in providing and enhancing services for more than 8000 individuals and families. Nichole has a background in community economic development, policy research, and financial analysis. Her experience includes program evaluation and impact assessment, advocacy, and resource development. She holds a B.S. in Rehabilitation and Healthcare Management from Southern Illinois University and is currently in the process of acquiring her MBA from the University of Chicago. Email Nichole
Victoria has deep roots in transformation. Her administrative and nonprofit experience has contributed to seamless operations and organizational enhancements. Prior to joining Illinois Partners, Victoria conducted conflict transformation workshop training, as well as mediation, for an international faith-based nonprofit. She volunteers at the B.E.D.S. (Building Ecumenical Discipleship through Sheltering) organization. Victoria holds a Bachelor of Arts from Elmhurst College and a Master of Divinity from McCormick Theological Seminary. Email Victoria
Kate Fakhoury believes in getting things done from the ground up. She has experience in leadership and community service and is actively involved in volunteer work, including service as a Board Member for both Giant City School and Saluki Swim Club in Carbondale, Illinois. Kate previously served as the President of Giant City School Progress Association. She is an alumna of Purdue University with both a Bachelor of Science and Master of Science degrees. Email Kate
Ibis is an accomplished communications professional with expertise in the areas of public relations, media relations and crisis communications. With nearly 25 years of experience in the nonprofit, corporate and government sectors, she is recognized for developing meaningful strategies, messaging and tactics that resonate with the public while delivering measurable results. Ibis holds a Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from Columbia College Chicago. Email Ibis