JCFS Chicago Appoints Chief HR Officer from Search Led by Hanold Associates


JCFS Chicago has appointed Carman Weathington as Chief Human Resources Officer (CHRO). Hanold Associates’ Katrina Prospero and Kile Hanold led the search.

Carman Weathington comes to JCFS from leadership positions at Chicago Commons and Fresenius Medical Care. At JCFS Chicago, she will conceive, develop and execute all agency efforts to recruit, hire and retain the talent necessary to meet the organization’s mission and strategic goals. As a member of the executive team and reporting to the Chief Executive Officer, the CHRO will ensure a superb place to work that attracts the best people.

“Carman brings the passion and energy to HR leadership that will help the function thrive at JCFS,” said Katrina Prospero, Partner at Hanold Associates. “She is a true partner to the organization and will undoubtably create a lasting impact.”

JCFS Chicago is a nonprofit social service organization dedicated to providing help, healing and caring services infused with Jewish values to strengthen lives in the community. Serving the community since 1859, the organization assists more than 34,000 people annually by offering expert, individualized help to support people of all ages and abilities as they strive to live successfully in their community. Clinically expert and relentlessly caring, JCFS empowers people to improve their lives.

Headquartered in the Chicago Loop, the company maintains six primary service locations throughout the Chicagoland area. The services of JCFS Chicago are as diverse as the people who benefit from them: the organization’s talented and diverse workforce helps children and families regardless of religion, race, color, ethnicity, national origin, ability, gender, sex or sexual orientation.

Hanold Associates is a retained executive search firm focused on purpose-driven organizations, and specifically serving their boards, and executive teams, with a recruiting specialty in Board of Directors, HR Officers and Diversity & Inclusion Officer searches. Our client list is diverse across industries, geographies and business scenarios, and culture is at the core of everything we do. Our clients include the National Football League, Domino’s Pizza, Under Armour, Patagonia, Gucci, Kohler, REI, Live Nation Entertainment, Kellogg, Apollo, Blackstone, TPG, L Catterton, Northwestern University, Electronic Arts, Fiat-Chrysler, Kohler, SC Johnson, eBay, Great Place To Work, Fossil, Vail Resorts, Edward Jones, AbbVie, Carnival Corp., Google, Biogen, Allstate, Bridgestone, Wikimedia, CNA Insurance, Cummins, Tyson, ClubCorp, CDW, Nike and Robert F. Kennedy Human Rights, among others.