Our 2019 Honorees
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Bill and Judy Wilson moved to the south bay in the early 1980s and have made their home in Cupertino for the last 32 years. They are proud parents of four children, who are graduates of our area’s great public schools.
Judy was born in New York City and lived in Colorado and Washington, DC. She worked for 25 years in the field of human resources. When her youngest son was born in 1992, Judy transitioned from paid employment to committed community volunteer. She was an active member and president of multiple PTAs as well as holding several positions in the council of PTAs. She has served on the boards of CEEF, High School Foundation, Cupertino National Little League, Monta Vista Athletic Boosters and West Valley Community Services. She has also served as a Cupertino Parks and Recreation Commissioner. Judy has been very active in the Rotary Club of Cupertino, including serving as
president in 2016-17. In recognition of her community service, she received the CREST award from the city of Cupertino, the FISH award from CUSD, and the Golden Oaks Award from the council of PTAs. Both Judy and Bill were also the recipients of the Chamber’s STAR award in 2015.Bill started his career as a mathematician, receiving his Bachelor’s from Princeton and his Ph.D from Harvard University. He taught college mathematics for nine years before embarking on a career in computer and network security. In 1988 Bill founded Arca Systems, one of the first companies specializing in information security. After retiring from the corporate world, Bill has been involved in various community activities including active involvement in Rotary, coaching baseball and soccer and serving as President of Cupertino National Little League. He has served on the Board of Trustees of the Fremont Union High School District since 2006 and has served three terms as board president. In 2015 Bill returned to his mathematics roots as a part time teacher at De Anza college. It is their spirit, their actions their lifelong commitment and their dedication to improving our community that we honor at this year's Chefs of Compassion.
El Camino Health aims to deliver a healthcare experience that is personalized and designed around an individual’s needs. El Camino Health includes two nonprofit acute care hospitals in Los Gatos and Mountain View and urgent care, multi-specialty care and primary care locations across Santa Clara County. Hospital key medical specialties include cancer, heart and vascular, lifestyle medicine, men’s health, mental health and addictions, pulmonology, mother-baby, orthopedic and spine, stroke, urology and women's health. Affiliated partners include Silicon Valley Medical Development, El Camino Health Foundation and Concern.
Through the Community Benefit Grant Program, El Camino Health partners with organizations working to address the unmet health needs of underserved and at-risk community members in an effort to improve the overall health and well-being of the community. The Community Benefit Grant Program provides grants and sponsorships for programs focusing on preventing disease, improving mental health, and making healthy choices and healthcare more accessible. For more information, visit elcaminohealth.org.