The Illinois Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development (GOECD) is currently hiring for three open positions: 

Interested applicants should send a Cover Letter and Resume to: Governor's Office of Early Childhood Development c/o

Current Staff

Jamilah R. Jor'dan, Ph.D. - Executive Director

Eric Dropkin, MPP - Data Analytics Manager

Michelle Zajac Esquivel, MPH - Assistant Project Director (MIECHVP)

Iris Hildreth, M.A. - Family Engagement Manager

Deborah Hwang, A.M. - Coordinated Intake Strategy Manager

Maggie Koller, M.S. - Director of Communication & Dissemination

Tom Layman, M.Ed. - QRIS (ExceleRate) Policy Director

Artiya Nash, B.A., Erikson Education Leadership Certificate - Project Director

PhuongY Nguyen, CPA - Business Manager

Lori Orr, M.S. - Policy Director Cross-Systems PD & Program Enhancements

Bethany Patten, MPP - Workforce Policy Director

Anita J. Rumage, DPA - ExceleRate Pilot Project Coordinator

Lesley Schwartz, LCSW – Project Director (MIECHVP)

Joanna Su, M.S.W. - Manager of Strategic Planning (MIECHVP)