Gillian Knight

Gillian Knight

Program Manager of Learning and Evaluation

Gillian Knight is the Program Manager of Learning and Evaluation at Healthy Communities Foundation. In her role, Gillian puts to work her belief that learning and evaluation are essential to transforming society by helping establish the Foundation’s evaluation framework. This process, informed by the Foundation’s strategic plan and leaders in the region, will chart its progress towards equity.


After obtaining her Bachelor of Arts in Politics and Psychology from Lake Forest College, she spent a decade working with Chicago’s young people in food sovereignty, housing, and health. She received a Master’s degree in Social Work and a Master’s degree in Public Health from the University of Illinois at Chicago.


Originally from the Southwest, she brings the heat wherever she goes. You can find Gillian at the Healthy Communities Foundation office, her community garden plot, or walking around outside with a cup of coffee, ready to chit-chat.