Board Member

Judith E. Messina

An award-winning freelance journalist, Judith Messina served as a senior reporter for Crain’s New York Business from 1994 to 2006, covering technology, finance, and healthcare. Her work has appeared in numerous publications, including Modern Health Care, Business Insurance, Workforce, Investment News, Advertising Age, and the Health Monitor Network magazines, as well as on,, and She has won several awards for her reporting on Silicon Alley, including the Gold Award for Best Feature from Crain’s New York Business in 2000 and First Place for Editorial Excellence from Crain Communications in 1998. She previously served as vice president of operations at Citibank. She is a trustee of JCCA, formerly known as the Jewish Child Care Association, and she is a visiting fellow at the Center for an Urban Future. From 2012 to 2018, she served on the board of visitors of the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism. In 2004, she joined the Hood College Board of Trustees, serving as chair from 2017 to 2023. She received her B.A. from Hood College, her M.B.A. from the Wharton School of Business at the University of Pennsylvania, and her M.S. from the Columbia University Graduate School of Journalism.


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