Beth Maskell is VOICES of Stephenson County’s executive director. Her passion is assisting those in crisis and instilling hope and dignity to those who have been mistreated. She carries that ethic with her every day and passes it along to the VOICES staff.
Beth has been with VOICES since late 2017. In that time, she has positioned the organization for growth by successfully overseeing its move to a new location, safely managing it through the COVID-19 pandemic while continuing to serve its clients and opening a shelter for survivors of domestic and sexual violence in 2021.
Before joining VOICES of Stephenson County, Beth lived in the western suburbs of Chicago and worked many years directing homeless programs. She was the director of Emergency Shelter at Hesed House, the largest homeless shelter in Illinois outside of Chicago, and the director of Housing at DuPage PADS, where she expanded permanent housing by nearly 100 units during her tenure.
Beth currently serves on the Board of Directors and the Services Committee for the Illinois Coalition Against Domestic Violence and the Contracts Review and Personnel committees for the Illinois Coalition Against Sexual Assault.She also volunteers for the Freeport Area Church Cooperative.
Beth earned her Bachelor of Science degree in Social Behavioral Studies and a Master’s of Science in Human Service Administration, both from National Louis University. She has spent her entire career working in the not-for-profit sector. She enjoys animals and all water-related activities.