Wendy and Judy CF 9.18.17

LWV of the Fairfax Area Co-Presidents, Wendy Fox-Grage (L) and Judy Helein (R) 

Wendy Fox-Grage, LWV of the Fairfax Area Co-President

Wendy Fox-Grage joined LWVFA in 2004 and currently serves as LWVFA's unit co-coordinator. She is also a member of the Reston Evening unit. Wendy is a senior policy advisor on issues such as aging, disability, and long-term care at AARP. She has expertise in grant writing and project management. Wendy has a Master of Science in Gerontology and a Master in Public Administration.Wendy's hobbies include playing keyboards in a garage rock-n-roll band and driving an antique, 45 year old Volkswagen Bug. Wendy lives in Vienna, Virginia, with her husband, Don, and their three children. All three children have attended Fairfax County Public Schools where Wendy has actively participated in their PTA and school activities.

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 the Voluntary Action Center in Fairfax County, now Volunteer Fairfax. After that, Judy was Director of the national Volunteer Resources Department for AARP in Washington, DC

In preparation for serving overseas, Judy went back to nursing and became certified as a childbirth educator, working at INOVA Health. She then lived and worked in Cambodia co‐directing the Maryknoll Prevention of Mother to Child Transmission Program (a program for HIV+ pregnant women). After returning to the states in 2006, Judy served as the manager of human resources for the Maryknoll Lay Missioners organization at their headquarters in Ossining, NY. Judy moved back 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 and and then served as President of the Arlington Diocese District Council for the Society until 2017. 

Judy is the mother of five children and grandmother of 10.

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, is an active League member. She 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. Beth is the President of the Fairfax County Council of PTAs, having previously served as Vice President of Local Outreach and Recording Secretary. 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.

Beth and Julie at Fairfax County Television Interview

LWV of the Fairfax Area Executive Director, Beth Henson Tudan (L), and Julie Jones (R), former LWV of the Fairfax Area co-president, appear on Supervisor Catherine Hudgins' broadcast about the League of Women Voters of the Fairfax Area.