GenPride announces the selection of Judy Kinney (she/they) as Executive Director! 

GenPride, Seattle and King County’s resource for LGBTQIA+ Aging, announces the selection of Judy Kinney (she/they) as Executive Director!

“With the anticipated opening of Pride Place and the GenPride Community Center this fall, we are thrilled to start this monumental year with more exciting news,” said Richard Patterson, President, GenPride Board of Directors. “In a selection process that began in late fall 2022, Judy emerged from a pool of national and local candidates as the best person to lead GenPride. She officially begins her leadership journey with GenPride on March 6, 2023.” 

Judy comes to GenPride as an experienced non-profit leader and community builder who has devoted much of her career to protecting, supporting, and advancing the well-being of older adults, including promoting the equality, safety, and health of older LGBTQIA+ people.  

Judy brings to GenPride a keen business acumen, skillful management of multimillion dollar budgets and a proven track record of increasing fiscal resources through fundraising, grant attainment and partnership donations. 

Having worked in North Carolina, Arizona, and Washington, Judy’s professional journey and service have been grounded in a deep understanding of the multiple challenges faced by elders, in general and LGBTQIA+ elders, in particular. She is deeply committed to DEI (diversity, equity and inclusion) and has multiple experiences leading and participating in anti-racism work. Judy has a Master of Social Work from Arizona State University with a focus on Community, Administration, & Program Development which has served her well in her many accomplishments and experiences.  

“I am honored and excited to join GenPride as it steps into this next phase of expanding its reach and amplifying its impact,” Kinney said. “It is a significant moment for our region to have Pride Place, the first income-qualifying housing for LGBTQIA+ seniors, and a new and expanded GenPride Senior Center located on Pride Place’s ground floor anticipated to be open in the heart of Capitol Hill in Seattle this fall.” 

Please join us in welcoming Judy to this exciting new year of expansion for GenPride and actualization of Pride Place!