Senior Program Officer
Senior Community Investments Officer Hartford Foundation for Public Giving
Judy is a senior community investments officer at the Hartford Foundation for Public Giving, the community foundation for Hartford and the 28 surrounding towns. Since 2006, she has supported the review of grant requests from nonprofit organizations on a range of topics, including criminal and juvenile justice, workforce development, and youth programs. Before coming to the Foundation, Judy served as senior policy associate at Family Justice, a nonprofit based in New York City, working with nonprofit organizations and federal and local government to enhance their approaches for engaging families. Her nonprofit experience also includes working at YouthBuild USA as vice president of program investments and the Lawyers’ Committee for Civil Rights Under Law as deputy director for administration. Judy’s government service includes serving as senior advisor to the assistant attorney general at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office of Justice Programs, as well as at the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Department as an assistant for congressional relations, and the District of Columbia City Council as a legislative assistant. Her experience also includes directing the American Bar Association’s Criminal Justice Standards Project, its Gun Violence Project, as well as a national project working with state courts to implement the ABA Guidelines for the Evaluation of Judicial Performance. Judy holds a M.A. in developmental psychology from George Washington University, a JD from Georgetown Law Center, and B.A. in English and psychology from Wellesley College.