Women’s Hall of Fame

Judy Macias

JUDY MACIAS was the initial voice of Coastside volunteerism and modeled the incredible changes that can occur through non-paid group effort. Judy has enhanced the quality of life and created a healthier Coastside community by working collaboratively to improve such basic needs as transportation, medical and dental care, support for parents, and health and community resources. In the early 70s she worked to pursue justice and build bridges between Mexican and Anglo communities and helped integrate families by caring about their language, culture and the success of their children. She helped expand job and social programs and increased community involvement. Currently she manages community health programs for two hospitals in San Mateo County, collaborates to improve children’s access to health services, and is administrator for two clinics which provide free care and medication for uninsured people in Daly City and Half Moon Bay. Her years of professional and volunteer work have been recognized, most recently receiving the Seton Medical Center Leadership Award. Jackie Speier recognized Judy as “one of the outstanding women in San Mateo County for her many contributions to the community.” She is an inspiring role model committed to helping people and organizations to reach out especially to the disenfranchised. Judy is an effective voice for collaboration and is sought after by numerous groups for her expertise, leadership and collaborative skills.
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