DIANE GRIGSBY JACKSON

DIANE GRIGSBY JACKSON

Public Sector Leader & Change Management Specialist

Diane is a solution oriented senior leader with 25 years of experience in some of the country’s largest educational, health, and human service systems.

Personal Statement

Diane has effectively led organizational transformation at the executive level for over 25 years.  She has worked within state human service and public health agencies; K-12 education systems, including the third-largest school district in the nation; philanthropic organizations; as well as community-based collaborations.

Diane most recently served as Director of the Illinois Department of Human Services, Division of Family and Community Services. There, she led senior managers responsible for over 4000 employees and a $2.6 billion portfolio, supporting a continuum of health and human service programs, and community collaborations that focused on food insecurity, nutrition, healthcare, workforce development, domestic violence, homeless and childcare.