Judith Fritsch, The Open Table (Phoenix, AZ)
Judith had the privilege of being a foster parent to several young girls, many of whom she remains in contact with today. She also describes herself as a “recovering bureaucrat” as she has 23 years’ experience working in the human services field in state government. Prior to retiring in 2012, Judith oversaw the Director’s Office of Community Partnerships and Innovative Practices, which sought out community-based programs and entities willing to partner with government in innovative ways of delivering much needed services designed for child/family welfare. Since retiring, Judith has served as an ongoing consultant to Open Table, Inc., meeting her personal passion to build a model that serves youth aging out of the foster care system. Judith is committed to assisting people willing to invest their personal time/life experience to help transform the life of another.