Judy Troilo joined The LOFT team as Executive Director in November 2014. During her tenure as Executive Director Judy has transformed The LOFT into the largest LGBTQ+ based community service provider for Westchester County by increasing the organization's operating budget by 400%, tripling the size of staff, and providing over 100 free programs, services, and events, annually to thousands of LGBTQ+ community members in The Lower Hudson Valley and beyond.
Under her leadership, The LOFT successfully produces Westchester Pride, the official, annual Pride celebration of Westchester County that welcomes 7,000 visitors, and The Hudson Valley TransForum, the largest annual conference servicing the Transgender, Gender Nonconforming, and Non-Binary Communities in the Lower Hudson Valley.
Under Judy's tenure, The LOFT has also been recognized at the local, state, and federal levels for its outstanding achievements in community building, public health, the arts, and in activism, having received numerous awards, grants, and commendations. This also includes Judy being listed on City and State's Westchester 100 as one of the most influential leaders in the county.
Most recently, and in partnership with Westchester County, Monadnock Development, and HANAC, Judy has spearheaded the building of The LOFT's soon-to-be new campus which will also contain 140 units of affordable, senior, LGBTQ-affirming housing directly above the new center complete with an LGBTQ+ affirming medical clinic.
Judy's other leadership roles include serving on Westchester County District Attorney's (Mimi Rocah) Hate Crimes Task Force, the advisory committee for Equality New York, The Women's Advisory Board of Westchester County, and a Board Member for Non-Profit Westchester.
Prior to Judy's time with The LOFT, she has held other leadership positions in both the non-profit and corporate sectors, serving as Executive Director for more than 10 years for an Albany-based New York statewide not-for-profit organization, and as a Corporate Vice President of Creative for Island Records.
Judy is a graduate of the School of Visual Arts (BFA) in New York City. Aside from her role as an executive leader, she is also an artist, filmmaker, musician, and activist.