Judy Gardner – Executive Director

Judy Gardner – Executive Director

Judy Gardner is a native Detroiter and graduated from the University of Michigan – Dearborn with a bachelor’s degree in Education, with a specialized certificate in Training Design and Development.

After spending seven years working in the Washington D.C. area her passion for nonprofit work ignited, which has led to her over 25 years of experience in the nonprofit sector. Before becoming the Executive Director of NAMI Washtenaw County, Judy worked for local government and volunteered on the board of Community Action Network working to build a community center and foster youth empowerment initiatives as a part of the Bryant Community. Inspired by her own experience as a caregiver for a loved one with a serious mental health condition, she prides herself on championing inclusivity by building environments where differences are celebrated.