Judie started her career as a Speech Pathologist in private practice and in the Detroit Public Schools. She always had a strong interest in health care and education coupled with enjoying working with children. Although she loved science, she was not interested in pursuing other health care professions that required more in-depth levels of math.
Judie has many accomplishments she is proud of and her family is at the top of the list. She has been happily married for over 50 years and she and her husband have raised two strong, educated, and successful daughters. Education has always been important to Judie and for years she advocated for minority students in the collegiate and corporate environments. She had the opportunity to be the INROADS/CNJ Corporate Manager at the County College of Morris. While coaching and mentoring students in that position the college had its highest graduation rate.
Judie attended the University of Iowa and Morningside College. She is affiliated with the NAACP, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., Two Rivers Health and Wellness Foundation, Episcopal Diocese of Bethlehem, Justice, and Reconciliation Task Force, Easton Area School District Diversity Alliance (Curriculum K-5; Support & Opportunities for Minority Students Sub-Committees), Cops ’n’ Kids of Easton, Inc., and the New Jersey Educational Opportunity Fund Professional Association.
She loves to read, sew, and quilt. Judie also likes playing Pickle Ball, listening to jazz, attending her grandchildren’s soccer and volleyball games, and making good trouble. Judie and her husband have two daughters and three grandchildren.
Judie was motivated to become a part of AACE because she sees this initiative as an opportunity to benefit the community, specifically the community of color. She hopes to increase access to educational, health, and economic resources to narrow the equity gaps that exist for people of color.