Judith Daniel is an experienced mental health practitioner and licensed Creative Art Therapist, whose specialty is dance/movement therapy. She has over three decades of clinical, training, supervisory, and consultation work within education, hospital, and child welfare settings. From 1993 to 2014 she worked as a Clinical Psychotherapist with the New York Foundling. There she served as a primary individual therapist and family therapist for children ages 0-21, and their families. For ten years, Judith was a part-time Mental Health Consultant for Devoted Parents Association, Inc. where, among other responsibilities, she provided staff development and program evaluation of a not-for-profit childcare organization. She also spent three years working within the Department of Child Psychiatry at Harlem Hospital, providing mental health services to children and families impacted by HIV/AIDS.
Judith earned her Master of Public Administration from Baruch College and an Advanced Certificate in Marriage and Family Counseling from Queens College. She also holds a Master of Arts in Dance Therapy from New York University. She received her Bachelor of Science in Rehabilitation Counseling from Boston University.
Judith has an active role in the cooperative complex in which she lives. She serves as a Building Captain where part of her work includes organizing building fundraisers and other social activities and also Co-Chaired the complex’s 45th and 50th-anniversary celebrations. Judith is also involved in a local charitable organization which supports under-served youth and young adults in Harlem. She also served two terms as president of the New York State chapter of the American Dance Therapy Association.
Judith is very invested in addressing the issue of diminishing diversity in the student population within the high school. She hopes to use her clinical skills, knowledge of public administration, and experience working within her community for public outreach and recruitment.
Judith is Chair of the Diversity Committee. She also serves on the Programs Committee and is an advisor to the Reunion Committee.