Meet the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Staff
Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project
Judy Tonk, Senior Director, Non-Formal CDA Project/Senior Contract Manager
Judy Tonk is in her twelfth year as Senior Director of the Indiana Non-Formal CDA Project with Indiana AEYC. As Senior Director she oversees the development of the CDA classes offered state-wide through the project. Additionally, Judy is responsible for the management of Indiana AEYC sub-recipient contracts related to the project assuring compliance with Indiana AEYC and Funders.
Prior to coming to Indiana AEYC, Judy worked for the State for 33 years beginning with the Division of Family Resources (previously the Department of Public Welfare) in Lake County, where she performed various responsibilities relating to TANF Assistance, Child Welfare and Medicaid Disability. She moved to Indianapolis in 1985, taking a position with the Indiana Department on Aging and Community Service where she was instrumental in implementing the state’s first Child Development Associate (CDA) credential scholarship program for child care facilities receiving funds through the Social Services Block Grant.
Judy is a licensed social worker in Indiana (LSW) and a proud graduate of Purdue University. She is a past recipient of the Indiana AEYC Hoosier Education Award for her work in Lake County.
Emily Roth, Non Formal CDA Project Coordinator
Emily Roth comes to Indiana AEYC with a Masters Degree in Family and Consumer Science; Emphasis in Family Studies and Child Development from Ball State University. She also holds a Bachelor of Sciences from the same university in Psychology with a Minor in Interpersonal Relations and Psychology of Human Development. Emily has a rich background in working with children and families having served as a Home Visitor through the Healthy Families Program; Lead Teacher for Infants and Toddlers at the Ball State University Child Study Center; Extension Educator with Purdue University and most recently Project Specialist and Human Resources Director at Honey Grove Educational Center.