LWV of the Fairfax Area Action Chair, Wendy Fox-Grage (L) and LWVFA Co-President, Judy Helein (R)
Judy Helein, LWV of the Fairfax Area Co-President
Judy, member of the LWVFA since 2009, has served as Program Co‐Director and Mental Health Committee Chair. Judy continues to represent the League in the Partnership for a Healthier Fairfax and also serves on the Adult Domestic Violence Committee.
A graduate of St. Louis University School of Nursing, Judy served as the Executive Director of what is now called Volunteer Fairfax. After that, Judy was Director of the national Volunteer Resources Department for AARP in Washington, DC.
Judy then decided to serve overseas, so she went back to nursing and became certified as a childbirth educator, working at INOVA Health. She then worked in Cambodia co‐directing the Maryknoll Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Program (a program for HIV+ pregnant women). Judy returned to Virginia in 2009 where she served as President of the St. Vincent de Paul Society in her parish at St. Timothy’s Catholic Church.
Judy is the mother of five children and grandmother of 10.
Anu Sahai, LWV of the Fairfax Area Co-President
Anu joined the League member in 2016. She has a BA in Economics from Delhi University followed by a degree in Law from the Faculty of Law, Delhi University. She has worked in Legal Aid for several years in India. She came to America in 1991 and worked in Immigration law from 1992 until 1999. Since joining the league, she has been a discussion leader and a moderator at the candidate forums. She feels very strongly about voter suppression and women's rights and feels that the League is out there fighting for those rights and wants to use her time energy to be a part of this effort.
Judy joined the League in 2009. She served on the Board of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area as Program Co-Director from 2012-2016Judy was appointed Co-Chair of the League of Virginia’s Firearms Safety Task Force in July of 2015. She currently serves as Co-president of the League of the Fairfax Area.
Beth Tudan, Executive Director
Beth Tudan, the Executive Director of the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area since 2014, joined LWVFA in 2007, is a member of the Reston Evening Unit, and has written program studies for the League on Privatization in Higher Education in Virginia and on Fairfax County Public School's adoption of online textbooks. As Executive Director, Beth is in charge of our communications: she manages our social media and writes our weekly email blast. She also works with our community partners, membership, public relations, and voter services' teams. She also manages the high school voter registration outreach.
Beth is the past president of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs, having previously served as Vice President of Outreach. She also served as PTA President at both Oakton Elementary School and Landstuhl Elementary and Middle School in Germany.
A holder of a BA in History and an MBA, Beth taught high school economics, government, and AP US History, and was a Fulbright Scholar in Economics in Romania. A native Tennessean, Beth was also a historical researcher for the author Alex Haley. Beth has lived abroad in London, Switzerland, Romania, and Germany, and speaks English and Romanian. Beth and her husband, Costi, live in Vienna, Virginia, with their three sons.