Nancy Juda is a community volunteer, activist, and philanthropist. Currently, she is a board member of Friends of the Parks in Chicago and the Mastery Foundation, an international organization based in San Francisco. She is an active former board member of the Chicago Foundation for Women and a proud member of the CFW Alumnae Council and Advocacy Committee. Nancy is the founding steward of the Lakeview Community Garden at Diversey and of the Green Initiative, a committee of residents in the high-rise community where she lives that is dedicated to environmental sustainability.

Previously, she worked at Landmark Education, holding several jobs at the Chicago center, including Center Manager. She also taught art to children and adults in several settings, and created and ran the adult art program at the East Rogers Park Jewish Community Center.

Nancy received a Bachelor of Arts in Studio Arts at Kirkland College, an innovative women’s school that was in upstate New York. She also studied painting and printmaking at The Rhode Island School of Design and The School of the Art Institute of Chicago. She worked professionally as a contemporary stained glass artist for over fifteen years.

Nancy lives in Chicago with her husband Jens Brasch, an artist and retired high school art teacher. Her adult stepdaughter Alise now lives in Vermont.