Judi Golding-Baker is an accomplished public affairs professional with extensive healthcare expertise, including project management, communications and community outreach, primarily with AstraZeneca Pharmaceuticals, as well as successful roles with the American Lung Association and Children’s Hospital of New Jersey.
While working at AstraZeneca for more than 18 years, a company she retired from in 2014, Judi led the efforts around charitable giving, including disaster relief. She transformed how the company managed its charitable giving by establishing its infrastructure, policy requirements, reporting protocols and daily operations. Judi created the company’s first-ever online charitable giving site with backend capabilities for critical data capture and analysis; improved the company’s grant-making ability for more compliant and strategically aligned giving; and provided thousands of charitable grants each year to nonprofit groups throughout the U.S. Judi also established a program that brought hundreds of free blood pressure screenings primarily to diverse, low-income communities across the country in collaboration with patient groups and health insurance companies.
Prior to AstraZeneca, she spent five years with the national office of the American Lung Association where she oversaw educational outreach efforts for children and families coping with respiratory conditions and converted a Columbia University study into the first coast-to-coast, school-based asthma education program for elementary school children and their families. This award-winning initiative is still operating today.
Judi has received numerous awards throughout her professional life, including three regional EMMY awards (one for excessive health care costs) while working as an associate producer at WTOP-TV, the CBS affiliate in Washington, D.C. Judi holds a masters of arts in psychology from the New School of Social Research and bachelor of arts in communications from the University of Maryland.