An expert on women and children’s health, Dr. Judith Van Ginkel is an innovative business leader who brings private sector rigor to non-profit enterprises. She serves as president of Every Child Succeeds, a non-profit program that serves high-risk mothers and infants.
An expert on women and children’s health and the recipient of numerous awards, she is the author of Life Begins and Ends with Girlfriends. Amy Powell of the Cincinnati Enquirer called the book the “quintessential girlfriend gift with the bonding power of a page-turner from Oprah’s Book Club.” Dr Van Ginkel wrote the book with her friend, Betsy Newman as they reflected on the girlfriendships that spanned their lives and after they interviewed 75 girls and women about their friendship experiences.
Recipient of numerous community service and leadership awards, Dr. Van Ginkel is a passionate speaker who is using her voice to help women begin thinking in a new way about their friendships – to embrace and cherish all the friends who pass through one’s lifetime.
Dr. Van Ginkel and her husband are avid world travelers having spent time in over 200 countries including Borneo, Tibet, Siberia, Ethiopia, Papua New Guinea, Irian Jaya and Mustang.