Judy was first introduced to philanthropy while on the staff of the Crossroads Fund. Later she led the national grantmaking program at the Funding Exchange and served on the boards of directors of the National Committee for Responsive Philanthropy, the Black Philanthropic Alliance and other philanthropic institutions. She is currently vice-chair of the Jessie Smith Noyes Foundation.
Besides the Noyes Foundation board, Judy also serves on the boards of Commonweal (Bolinas, CA), and Coming Clean, Inc. A graduate of Northwestern University, Judy has certificates in nonprofit leadership from Naropa University, Rockwood Leadership Institute, and the East Bay Meditation Center.
In her spare time, she serves on the board and volunteers for a San Francisco-based Korean Adoptee organization called AKASF, is a member of a progressive/radical Korean Adoptee activist group called “Rad KADs,” and is learning mindfulness practices for social and environmental justice activists through the East Bay Meditation Center’s Practice in Transformative Action training.