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Are You Intuit?

Mar 20, 2018

Episode 12: Spiritual Leadership


In this episode, our focus once again is on spiritual leadership.

Judy Bannon began her career with SIDS of Pennsylvania in 1989, taking the organization from a regional to a statewide presence by 1992.

In 1998, with the help of the Pittsburgh community, Cribs for Kids® was founded. By 2006 it expanded into a national organization through partnerships with national and local corporations, as well as, support from foundations.  

The program has expanded to 900 partners nationwide, provided cribs to over 500,000 families, and safe-sleep education to millions through this network of partners.

Judy has been recognized by the National Center for Child Death Review with the Making the Difference Award in 2009 and is a proud recipient of the 2012 Circle of Commendation Award from the Consumer Products Safety Commission.

In 2014 she received the Distinguished Educator Award at the International SIDS/Stillbirth Conference in Amsterdam, and named an Ernst and Young Entrepreneur of the Year Award finalist in 2015.

Judy and her daughter, Jennifer Bannon, chronicled the story of the Cribs for Kids movement from its humble beginnings in their book entitled: Five Ladies And A Forklift.


Guest: Judith Bannon

Author, Founder & Executive Director

Cribs for Kids



Music: Numinous

Artist: George Skaroulis


Production Team:      

  • Andrew Conte, Director at Center for Media Innovation 
  • Tonia Caruso, Executive Producer 
  • Lillie Leonardi, Producer, Host 
  • Maria Pisano, Director 
  • Alex Elnicki, Producer 
  • Amy Philips-Haller, Producer 
  • J.J. Nicholas, Assistant Producer 
  • Angela Altieri, Advertising Assistant 
  • Ariel Jackson, Marketing Assistant 


This episode of Are You Intuit was made possible by: 

  • Michele Conti, Attorney At Law
  • June Esser, Mental Health Practitioner
  • Julia Kramer, Financial Literacy Educator & Coach
  • Wendy Long, Solutions for Independence
  • Lois Vitti, Attorney At Law


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