Lenora Hardy-Foster, President & CEO of Judson Center, is presented with the 2018 Federation Member Leader in Child Welfare award for being an outstanding leader in the field. Lenora has testified in front of the Senate Oversight Committee, significantly contributing to passage of the “state pays first” legislation that will positively impact service provision and financial stability for private agencies throughout the state. Lenora’s staff have expressed to Federation staff on several different occasions how she has helped to challenge and encourage them to grow in their own leadership skills in a nurturing environment. Lenora is both humble when she speaks, and demonstrates support and enthusiasm for everyone’s work, driving her peers to take action that is reflective of what is right for kids and families through our collective work. The Federation staff deeply appreciates the many contributions Lenora brings to the nonprofit network throughout the year.