Leadership At Good News Partners

Jimmy Lee, Interim Executive Director

Jimmy comes to Good News Partners with vast experience in the government and nonprofit industries both locally and globally. In 2009, he was named one of Crain’s 40 Under 40 following his bid for the United States Congress in the 11th Congressional District of Illinois. Along with many other recognitions and accolades, Jimmy brings his energetic personality and creative approach to ensure that Good News Partners is on the forefront of innovation.


Key Staff

Stacy Adams, Grant Manager

Stacy joined GNP in February of 2016 as Grant Manager with in-depth experience in the field. Stacy has her Masters Degree from Medill School of Journalism at Northwestern University. Recently, as the Director of Corporate and Foundation Ralations at Bethel New Life in Chicago, Stacy cultivated relationships with the philanthropic industry in Chicago. From her previous experience as staff writer for the Chicago Public Schools as well as several newspapers, Stacy developed gained excellent writing skills.  Stacy writes grant applications for corporations, foundations and churches for GNP.

Hendretha Hill, New Life Interim Housing
Ms. Hill has served Good News Partners' New Life Interim Housing since 2006.  She began as a Resident Coordinator and assumed the position of Assistant Director at New Life.  Her skills in case management and love for the women and their children make her invaluable to Good News Partners.  
Kenn Johnson, Comptroller
Kenneth joined GNP as Comptroller in September 2015. He holds a Bachelors of Business Administration from the Illinois Institute of Technology and a Masters of Business Administration from Roosevelt University. Kenneth has served in several accounting management positions, including the Business Manager at a parochial high school and Director of Finance with a domestic violence agency. Kenneth is a long time resident of Rogers Park and a member of San Lucas United Church of Christ. kenn@goodnewspartners.org
Richard Marks, Jonquil Hotel Manager
Richard has ninteen years of property management experience. He holds three certificates in Landlord Training. richard@goodnewspartners.org

Marcos Ramirez, Director of Housing
Marcos has been with Good News Partners since 2003 and has an extended background in carpentry and property management. He holds a Certificate of Training in Property Management and has been managing properties for over 15 years. He is bilingual, a neighborhood resident, and a vital part of GNP's community building.