Judy has devoted more than 25 years to managing health care organizations and effecting public policy to assure access of quality health care to underserved people. As Regional Director for the Department of Health and Human Services, Judy helped to coordinate the disaster response in Joplin after the devastating tornado, among other duties in the region. She has also served as State Representative, an executive, a consultant, and a adjunct professor over her career. She has served on numerous boards and commissions and is currently on the Community Advisory Council of the Missouri Foundation for Health. She is married and a mother to three wonderful children.