Judi Rees is a longtime supporter of many children’s charities in the San Francisco Bay Area. She is actively involved as a board member for the Bay Area Make-A-Wish Foundation and Ronald McDonald House of Palo Alto. She is also a major donor for the Lucile Packard Children’s Hospital affiliated with Stanford University. Prior to this, Judi was a board member of the Giarretto Institute and ReSurge International (formerly Interplast), a pioneer in providing reconstructive surgical care to some of the poorest regions of the world. Judi’s past nonprofit roles include serving as Vice Chair of RettSyndrome.org and as Founder and President of the Adalyn Jay Foundation, an organization dedicated to children’s issues. Although her charitable work has spanned many years, Judi’s involvement with RettSyndrome.org was spurred by her granddaughter Maggie’s diagnosis with Rett Syndrome at the age of eight. Realizing that preconception research is vital to understanding the cause of diseases such as Rett Syndrome, Judi became involved with The Forum Institute in early 2016.
During her professional career, she founded and served as president of JMB Services, a trade show and meeting planning business with clients primarily focused in the technology sector.
Education: University of Hawaii