(Ch’kw’elhp/Gibsons) Raised in Toronto, Judy’s parents instilled in her the importance of helping others and being concerned about community development.
After attending the University of Toronto and pursuing graduate studies at Syracuse University, Judy moved to Vancouver and became Speech Language Pathologist with the Burnaby School Board. She served in this profession for 35 years, retiring from the Vancouver School Board in 2011.
During her career, Judy became a facilitator in the Roots of Empathy program, which helps engender empathy in children to reduce bullying and aggression.
Upon moving to the Sunshine Coast in 2012, Judy became actively involved in the Canadian Tibetan Resettlement Project. She and her husband helped to privately sponsor Tibetan immigrants to the Sunshine Coast. She is particularly interested in helping the Foundation to build multiculturalism and diversity on the Coast, helping to make our community more inclusive for those with special needs and at-risk families and youth.