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Janielle Paez-Hill

Janielle Paez-Hill

Senior Consultant, Guidehouse


California born, New Jersey raised, and a Chicago transplant, Janielle has been calling the midwest home since 2018 with her fiance and their two cats, Nori and Coko. Janielle spent her career in the federal government at the Centers for Disease Control before she made her way to the Chicago Mayor’s Office and then the Chicago Department of Public Health where she worked on the COVID-19 response. Most recently she made the switch to State and Local Government consulting at Guidehouse. At Guidehouse, she works with government clients to advise, develop, and implement strategies to deliver lasting results that impact residents. 

With a huge passion for food, she joined the Associate Board in 2023 with the goal of supporting the Chicagoland community in food access, improving food equity, and strengthening local food systems! In Janielle’s free time, she loves exploring restaurants in Chicago, lifting weights, crafting, and improving her own skills in the kitchen.