Episode 235. Judy Lambeth – Former President and CEO, MaryHurst, Inc. (Nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of abuse for KY. kids & families)-(1990-2020)
Since 1990, Judy Lambeth has served as President & CEO of Maryhurst, a nonprofit dedicated to ending the cycle of abuse for kids & families in Kentucky.
Having worked with Maryhurst for more than 43 years, Judy is nationally recognized for her work with children who are survivors of abuse & neglect.
She has held leadership positions in the field of children’s behavioral health at a variety of national, state, & local organizations.
In her work at Maryhurst, she oversees the many facets of the organization including residential treatment, community-based programs, foster care & adoption services, & outpatient & in-home counseling services.
Recognizing her nonprofit’s exemplary work, ABC News & Diane Sawyer have twice featured Maryhurst in interviews with Judy as part of the station’s in-depth reporting on the American foster care system.
Judy’s leadership has also been recognized with honors such as Presentation Academy’s Tower Award for Service & Advocacy, the Center for Women & Families Women of Distinction, Today’s Woman Most Admired Woman, & Leadership Louisville’s 100 Wise Women.
Judy holds a Bachelor of Arts in psychology from Samford University, an Master’s of Religious Studies – Social Work from the Southern Baptist Seminary and a Master’s of Science in Social Work from the University of Louisville.