Office of Strategy, Equity, and Transformation
Illinois Department of Human Services
Caronina’s department manages the department-wide mandated reporting, the strategic planning process, as well as the work to advance equity and racial justice. In this role, Caronina has spearheaded the creation and implementation of IDHS’ first equity and racial justice plan, including shepherding a racial equity training program for 13,000 of her IDHS peers.
Caronina is bringing an equity lens to the work of IDHS, with the goal of embedding and normalizing equity across IDHS programs and among IDHS staff.