Judith B. Craven, M.D. was President of United Way of the Texas Gulf Coast. Under Dr. Craven’s leadership as President, The United Way of The Texas Gulf Coast won the first National Award for diversity from the United Way of America. Previously, Craven served as Vice President for Multicultural Affairs for the University of Texas Health Science Center at Houston and served as Committee on Diversity Chair for the University of Texas Board of Regents.
Craven has received numerous awards and honors, including the NAACP VIP Award for Community Service, Houston’s “Thirty Most Influential Black Women” Award and induction into the Texas Women’s Hall of Fame in 1989.
Craven holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology and English from Bowling Green State University, a Master of Public Health degree from the University of Texas School of Public Health and a Doctor of Medicine from Baylor College of Medicine.