Hina Mahmood

Deputy Chief of Staff, Illinois Department of Human Services
Chicago, IL

Hina, serves as deputy chief of staff at the Illinois Department of Human Services (IDHS). Prior to joining IDHS in 2019, she served as interim president and lead program officer at Woods Fund Chicago, a bold grant making foundation that finds-and-funds projects that draw on the power of communities to fight the brutality of structural racism and economic injustice. Prior to that she served as an education organizer and coordinated infrastructure and social service for a north side Chicago alderman, among other roles in the nonprofit and public sectors. She received a master’s degree from the University of Chicago’s School of Social Service Administration and undergraduate degree from Loyola University.