Imagine serving as Board President of a mental health agency during a global pandemic where the increased demand for mental health and counseling services was unlike anything we’ve ever seen before. That was Judy’s reality.

Our Immediate Past President Judy Bush served as Board President from July 1st, 2019 until July 1st, 2021. During Judy’s tenure as Board President, we endured a global pandemic and helped thousands of people find hope and light through counseling on some very dark days.

We want to extend a tremendous thank you to Judy for volunteering her time and talents to guide us through a challenging time for all. Her behind-the-scenes work has been integral to our ability to continue to provide counseling services to those in our community that have needed them most. We are so grateful for her leadership!

Welcome to Family Counseling Service. Meet our Immediate Past President, Judy Bush and learn more about the counseling services we provide. This is a picture of Judy and her husband.

(Judy and her husband)

Judy has made volunteering her job since retirement. We had a chance to sit down with Judy recently and learn more about why supporting Family Counseling Service is one of her passions. Grab a cup of coffee and enjoy our conversation!

Board Spotlight: Meet Judy Bush

Q: What Boards/Organizations do you support?

A: I served as the Board President for Family Counseling Service for 2 years, and I support Kendall County Crime Stoppers, St. Peter Church, and the Kendall County/Oswego Township Advisory Board. I am currently serving as an elected Oswego Township Trustee.

Q: What community do you live in and how long have you been there?

A: I’ve lived in unincorporated Boulder Hill in the Oswego-Montgomery area for 28 years.

Welcome to Family Counseling Service. Meet our Immediate Past President, Judy Bush and learn more about the counseling services we provide. This is a picture of Judy's family.

(Judy’s family)

Q: How did you learn about FCS and what made you decide to join?

A: I heard about FCS during my twenty years in nonprofit work before my retirement. After I retired, I was looking for an avenue through which I could share my nonprofit finance, HR and managerial experience. FCS was the perfect fit!

Q: What do you think makes FCS special?

A: FCS offers services that are definitely needed in our community. A person seeking services is able to find all that is needed under one roof. FCS currently offers two locations to help better serve the needs in surrounding communities.

Q: What service do you feel offers the most value?

A: I can’t pick just one! The service that is most needed by a community member would simply offer them the most value.

Q: What is one thing people don’t know about FCS?

A: FCS offers many services. I feel the community may view FCS as simply a mental health or family counseling provider.

Q: What will you miss most about your time as Board President?

A: I will miss working so closely with Eric Ward our Executive Director. Eric always has his finger on the pulse of the agency and shared with me the many good things that were happening along with any questions or concerns. In addition, it was a pleasure to attend as President all of the committee meetings and all-staff meetings. Attending the all-staff meetings gave me the opportunity to thank the staff and Eric in-person on behalf of the board for the great job that they were doing.

Thank you to Judy for taking the time to chat with us and for the wonderful last few years of service and dedication to FCS! We’d love if you left a comment on this post with your messages of thanks for Judy or anything else you’d like to share with her 🤍

If you or someone you care about is struggling with grief, anxiety, depression, or any other mental health condition, please reach out. Family Counseling Service offers a range of services that caters to all ages, from children, to adolescents through to adults and older adults. Our appointments are in-office or telehealth. Hope starts here. We are here to listen.