Judy Casteele

Judy Casteele is the Executive Director of Project Horizon, a non-profit human service organization dedicated to reducing domestic, dating and sexual violence in Lexington, VA.  Judy is a Summa Cum Laude graduate of Bluefield College and has worked in the field of violence against women for over 30 years. In addition to her work at Project Horizon, Judy serves as a consultant/trainer for Justice3D. Judy has been recognized for her outstanding work in the field of victim services by the Virginia Department of Criminal Justice Services in 2000; by the International Association of Forensic Nurses with their Advocacy Award in 2000; and by Virginia Tech, when she was named Community Woman of the Year in 2001.    She is a member and past chair of the Governing Body of the statewide coalition Virginia Sexual and Domestic Violence Action Alliance.  Judy was honored in 2010 by VSDVAA with a Nexus Catalyst Award for her collaborative work with law enforcement.  In 2011, Judy was named as one the “Top 30 Voices” of people whose work made an indelible impact in the field of violence against women in Virginia.   In 2014, she was named to Governor McAuliffe’s Task Force on Combating Campus Sexual Assault.  Judy was inducted into Omicron Delta Kappa (ODK), the national leadership honor society, in 2017 in recognition for her outstanding leadership and contributions to the community.

Professional Experience
  • Consultant/Trainer, Justice3D (2017-present)
  • Executive Director, Project Horizon (2003-present)
  • Interim Director, New Directions Center, Staunton, VA (2016)
  • Interim Director, Virginians Aligned Against Sexual Assault (2002)
  • Associate Director, Women’s Resource Center of the New River Valley (1988-2003)


Education and Specialized Training
  • Bluefield College, B.S., (Summa Cum Laude) Management of Human Resources
  • New River Community College, A.A.S.  Human Services