Judy Belk

President and CEO

The California Wellness Foundation

Judy Belk is a frequent writer and speaker on organizational ethics, race, family, community and social change, and her work has been recognized with several state and national awards. Her pieces have aired on National Public Radio and appeared in The New York Times, the Los Angeles Times, The Wall Street Journal, The Washington Post and USA Today. Her day job is president and CEO of The California Wellness Foundation (Cal Wellness) where she leads the Foundation in pursuing its mission to improve the health of the people of California. Belk uses her vision and her voice to help Cal Wellness “level the playing field” so that everyone has access to good-paying jobs, safe neighborhoods and quality health care services. She is a seasoned leader with more than 25 years of senior management experience in the philanthropic, government, nonprofit and corporate sectors. Before joining Cal Wellness in April of 2014, she served as senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors, a position she held since 2002. Belk has been inspired and humbled with two Hedgebrook residences in 2000 and 2013. See her most recent piece on the power and importance of voting, particularly for people of color, on Cal Wellness’ website.