Since assuming the role of Executive Director in 2014, Judy has secured substantial new sources of private and public funding, growing the agency budget from approximately $15 million to a budget of $27 million today. Under Judy’s leadership, Sanctuary launched the Pro Bono Project of the Queens Human Trafficking Intervention Court, created the Incarcerated Gender Violence Survivors Initiative, expanded the footprint of Sanctuary’s Economic Empowerment Program, and realigned Sanctuary’s clinical practice to a family-centric model with evidence-based therapies.
Prior to joining Sanctuary, Judy served for 25 years as a judge in New York State, most recently as Chief of Policy and Planning for the court system. Judy’s history as a judge instills in her a deep knowledge of and commitment to the issues facing Sanctuary’s clients. In 2013, she received the Award for Excellence in Public Service from the New York State Bar Association and is a prior recipient of Sanctuary’s Abely Award for Leading Women and Children to Safety.
“I am inspired and energized by our committed, talented and hardworking staff. I consider myself fortunate to lead this outstanding organization.”