The Path to a More Equitable Southern California

The COVID-19 pandemic highlighted and exacerbated the disparities existing in healthcare, housing, economic mobility, education, and many other areas, with low-income communities, women, and people of color being hit hardest. How can we position our recovery for a stronger, more equitable future? In this webinar, Coro’s 2021 Crystal Eagle Award Honoree Judy Belk, President & CEO of The California Wellness Foundation, will share her insight and reflections on the past year, what the future holds, and important leadership lessons learned along the way.

This webinar will be moderated by Coro Alumna and Board Member Andrea Foggy-Paxton, founder and CEO of Foggy-Paxton Consulting, LLC.

As president and CEO, Judy Belk leads The California Wellness Foundation in pursuing its mission to protect and improve the health and wellness of the people of California. She uses her vision and her voice to help Cal Wellness “level the playing field” so that everyone has access to health care, quality education, good jobs, healthy environments and safe neighborhoods. Before joining Cal Wellness in April 2014, she served as senior vice president of Rockefeller Philanthropy Advisors and as vice president of global public affairs at Levi Strauss & Co. She is a frequent writer and speaker on organizational ethics, race and social change, and she blogs regularly at the foundation’s website on issues related to its grantmaking and public policy priorities. She currently serves on the boards of the Surdna Foundation, a national New York-based family foundation, and Hedgebrook, a women’s writing retreat in the state of Washington that promotes women’s voices and social change. She is also an advisory board member for the University of California Firearms Violence Research Center, the first state-supported institution of its kind in the country.

Andrea Foggy-Paxton currently serves as the Entrepreneur-in-Residence at Education Leaders of Color (EdLoC) and a Director at Frontline Solutions. She is also the founder and CEO of Foggy-Paxton Consulting, LLC, a firm focused on supporting organizations to accelerate their impact through strategic advising, strategic planning, stakeholder engagement, and building organization capacity with an emphasis on increasing programmatic impact, diversifying revenue, and supporting diversity, equity, inclusion and belonging efforts. Prior to these roles, Andrea served as the Managing Director of Partner Strategy at The Broad Center, where she led efforts to collaborate with urban school systems and strategic alliances to accelerate excellence and equity for students. Andrea has also served as the Executive Vice President at Reasoning Mind, a nonprofit organization focused on transforming math education in the United States, and as a program officer at the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation for six years.