Joining the BrightFocus board in 2011, Ms. Judith Lee brings corporate and nonprofit experience to the organization. She served as vice president of J.P. Morgan & Co., Inc. from 1973 to 1997, managing corporate finance relationships and product development for corporations and government entities in the United States and Venezuela. She managed the company's Caracas office from 1981 to 1984 and later served as product manager for employee stock ownership plans. From 1993 to 1997, she managed products for high net worth investors.
Lee was a board member of the Maria Mitchell Association, a science education and research organization, from 1998 to 2007, serving as board president during her final six years there. She has volunteered with the Nantucket Public School system, serving on its strategic planning committee and chairing the search committee for the new superintendent of schools. Lee graduated from Vassar College with a BA in Economics. She earned an MBA from the University of Michigan.
"While my own background is financial, I have always had an interest in furthering the interests of science education and research. BrightFocus' mission supports excellent science and fosters the continuing development of young medical researchers. I jumped at the chance to work with the team at BrightFocus. They do what interests me while curing some of the most difficult scourges of my generation."