Judy Beck is originally from the Midwest and has been an active member of the Saratoga Springs, NY community for over twenty years. A licensed clinical social worker and bi-lingual mental health professional with two degrees from the University of Kansas (B.A. in Public and Cultural Communications and an MSW (Masters in Social Work), Judy has a lifelong dedication to helping people in need. Judy served in the Peace Corps in Honduras, worked for La Clínica del Pueblo in Mount Pleasant, D.C., and has worked for 18 years in Saratoga for the Backstretch Employee Service Team (B.E.S.T.) at the racetrack in Saratoga Springs. The motto at B.E.S.T. is caring for the people who care for the horses. Judy also works at Saratoga Hospital in the outpatient behavioral health department and has her own private practice. She enjoys traveling, speaks Spanish fluently, and is passionate about volunteer work; she recently went to the border (El Paso/Juarez) to assist with the humanitarian efforts there. This past year she went as a volunteer mental health professional and a translator to the Children’s Village through a national organization that assists unaccompanied minors in the United States. As a volunteer, she has also served on a suicide hotline and is a committed member of the Saratoga Immigration Coalition. She lives with her husband, Andy two children, Emma and Samuel and two rescue dogs Dharma and Daisy Mae in Saratoga Springs,NY where they hike, camp, ski and snow shoe and are delighted to be living in the foothills of the Adirondacks.