Hutson To Head Partnership’s Victim Support Services

Thursday, December 2, 2021
Carmen Quezada Hutson
Carmen Quezada Hutson

Carmen Quezada Hutson returns to the Partnership for Families, Children and Adults to take the role of director of Victim Support Services effective Monday. 

Ms. Hutson was with the Partnership from 2010 until 2018, at which time she was clinical director of Stability Services. Ms. Hutson returns to the Partnership from United Way of Greater Chattanooga, where, until Friday, she served as director of Community Programs.  

“We are thrilled to welcome Carmen back to the Partnership,” said Pam Ladd, chief executive officer, who lauded Ms. Hutson’s extensive experience working with trauma survivors and program development, along with her ability to manage grants and budgets and collaborate with funders. “Just as important, Carmen has demonstrated excellence in leadership and management,” said Ms. Ladd. 

Ms. Hutson, a licensed clinical social worker, earned her master’s degree in Social Work from the University of Georgia. She moved from the Partnership to United Way in 2018 because the United Way position offered a comprehensive look at social work. “Instead of being in one agency working in direct services, it gave me the opportunity to broaden my work with non-profit agencies and develop great partnerships within the community,” said Ms. Hutson. “Working at the community level was a great learning experience, but I realized that my first love is working with the people I serve, giving them a voice in the community and seeing the impact the work is having firsthand.

“Sometimes you have to try something different to know where you need to be on earth. Victim services is where I need to be. I learned so much at United Way; now I’m coming back stronger.”

“Carmen’s knowledge of our organization is exceptional, and she will be a tremendous asset to our agency. We are thrilled to welcome her home again,” added Ms. Ladd. 

 



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