Former Los Angeles City Council member Joy Picus continues to be actively involved in the community. At CSUN, in addition to being an Ambassador in the College of Social and Behavioral Sciences, she is a member of the Dean’s Circle Executive Board in the College of Arts, Media and Communication and recently accepted a position on the Board of the Jewish Studies Program. Her other community involvement includes serving as Chair of the Board of Friends of the (Griffith) Observatory. In addition, Ms. Picus serves on the Foundation Board of the Children’s Planning Council, a public private partnership created to promote programs to improve children’s lives. She has served on the Board of the Jewish Home for the Aging, and is currently a member of the Valley Alliance of the Jewish Federation Council. She also serves on the Board of Community Partners.
She chairs the University of Wisconsin Foundation’s Committee in Los Angeles, and is a member of the Board of Visitors of the College of Letters and Science of the University. She recently served as Chair of the University of Wisconsin Foundation's Women’s Philanthropy Council, and on the Foundation Board of Directors.