“My mom lived at Aegis Living and was surrounded by caregivers who loved her as much as me.”
Judy Meleliat, President Emeritus
As President, Judy led all operations, sales, marketing, human resources, clinical, analytics, legal and life enrichment departments for all Aegis Living communities in California, Washington, and Nevada. An entrepreneurial and seasoned brand manager, she brought a wealth of experience in growing brands and managing highly productive sales teams with a strong drive for innovation to her multifaceted leadership role. Judy initially joined Aegis Living as chief marketing officer, eventually transitioning to the role of president where she led corporate brand development including advertising, collateral, website, and public relations with management oversight of sales and marketing field staff. A primary contribution was creation of the resident Lifestyle Enrichment resident program. She was also a member of the Leadership Steering Committee, contributing to overall company growth strategy, program development and new market site selection.
Judy came to Aegis Living after serving in executive leadership roles with global brands, including Starbucks where she was Senior Vice President of Marketing and Brand. Her tenure there included rolling out bottled Frappuccino, the company’s first consumer packaged product line, and the introduction of Starbucks ice cream. Judy grew Egghead software from its pre-IPO status to a billion dollar company and was on the ground floor of the Seattle area InSpa day spa franchise as chief marketing officer as it grew from a start-up to a highly successful multi-location service and retail product company. She serves as a board member with FareStart, a non-profit organization providing culinary job training and placement programs for homeless and disadvantaged individuals.
Judy holds a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign.