Judy was born and raised on the south side of Chicago, Illinois.  She moved to Cedar Lake, Indiana, after elementary school, and graduated from Crown Point High School. Judy earned a bachelor’s degree in music education, with an emphasis on choral music, from the University of Illinois in Champaign-Urbana, and was awarded a Dean’s scholarship for her graduate work in music education at the same institution.  Judy is a Professor Emerita of music from Purdue University Calumet in Hammond, Indiana, and was executive director of the Northwest Indiana Symphony for six years following retirement from academia.  Currently, she is Director of Music at the First United Methodist Church, Griffith, Indiana.

Judy’s involvement in Rotary began on February 12, 2002, with the Hammond Rotary, where she served two consecutive terms as president.  In 2010 she became the Director of the Rotary World Choir through the International Fellowship of Rotary Musicians, and directs the choir for the Interfaith Service at the Rotary International Conventions.  Judy is a member of the Bequest Society, a Paul Harris Fellow +4, and a member of the Paul Harris 711 Club.

Judy is the proud parent of five talented, adult children (which include a set of twins), who have blessed her with eleven vibrant grandchildren.  Judy enjoys meeting people, studying the harp, and attending cultural events.

Judy and Assistant Governor Roger Sims will join the Board of Directors at 11 AM on September 4th to discuss the Munster Club's program and that of the District.