Paula Corrigan-Halpern has more than 15 years of experience of leading statewide advocacy efforts and building public support for innovative practices and policies that improve the health, education, and well-being of children and families.
Paula most recently worked as the policy advocacy director at Voices for Illinois Children where she worked closely with staff, partner organizations, and community leaders to create effective policy solutions and champion Voices’ advocacy agenda in Springfield. She has also worked on family economic security issues, afterschool initiatives, and K-12 education, directing communications for the education, human development, and workforce program at American Institutes for Research. Paula directed the state policy agenda for Metropolitan Family Services and has worked as a journalist early in her career.
Ms. Corrigan-Halpern has a bachelor’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University and a master’s degree from the School of Social Service Administration at the University of Chicago.