Judith received her J.D. from Western New England College School of Law in 1994, and her undergraduate degree from Cornell University in 1980. Her strong sense of civic duty motivates a long-standing commitment to systemic change in the rights of our elderly and disabled citizens. In 2013, Judith was recognized by the New Hampshire Bar Foundation for Pro Bono service. She is a founding member of the New Hampshire Elder Rights Coalition and EngAging New Hampshire. She currently serves as Chair of the Advisory Committee for the New Hampshire Long Term Care Ombudsman. In 2010, Judith helped to establish the not for profit organization, Friends of the New Hampshire Office of the Long Term Care Ombudsman and currently serves as a board member.
Judith’s personal experience as a family caregiver has informed and influenced her approach to advocacy. She frequently speaks about public benefit planning to health care professionals and family advocates, including a monthly informational session through Elliot Health Systems, which is open to the public.
Judith was admitted to the New Hampshire Bar in 1995, and is a member of the New Hampshire Bar Association’s Trust and Estate Section. She also is a member of the National Academy of Elder Law Attorneys (NAELA), served as Co-Chair of the Legislative Affairs Committee for the local New Hampshire NAELA Chapter from 2008 through 2013. In April 2008, 2009 and September 2013 and 2019, Judith was recognized by NAELA for her outstanding achievement in the New Hampshire Chapter. She served on the New Hampshire NAELA Board of Directors from 2015 – 2017. She serves on the Board of Directors for the Office of Public Guardian.