Judith grew up in the great outdoors of Montana. She moved to California to attend the University of California School of Nursing in San Francisco.
Professionally, she has worked as a pediatric intensive care supervisor, a PHN in Child Welfare in San Francisco and the Assistant Director of the Bay Area Academy, one of 5 regional training academies for Child Welfare in California. She has always been a trainer, focusing on child development, trauma and drug and alcohol exposed children. In 2015 she retired and worked as a consultant for child welfare, mostly training new foster families in Northern California.
As a retiree, it was very important that she continue to give back to the community and at that time elected to become a board member for SFCS.
In her personal life she is the proud parent and step parent to 4 children and 7 grandchildren., all with diverse backgrounds. When not spending time with them, she is a hiker, kayaker, gardener and enjoys decorating. She also loves her dog, Jaxson. Living a life of gratitude and forgiveness is an important aspect of all she does.