Ms. Pucillo served as a Palm Beach County Court Judge from 1988-1999 and as a Senior Judge from 1999-2010. Prior to her appointment to the bench, Ms. Pucillo served as an Assistant State Attorney in Palm Beach County and in private law practice in Palm Beach and Washington, D. C. She received a BA with a double major in History and Political Science from Mount Holyoke College and a J.D. from Columbia University Law School in 1977.
Ms. Pucillo served on the Board of Directors of the Community Foundation for Palm Beach and Martin Counties, Inc. from 2001-2014, serving as Chair of the Board from 2010-2014. As chair of the Grants Management Committee and later as Board Chair, Ms. Pucillo was involved in the Foundation's Hunger Initiative which led to the creation of the Palm Beach County Food Bank.
Ms. Pucillo has also served on boards of the following organizations: Rosarian Academy, Nelle Smith Residence for Girls, Child Protection Team, Inc., Palm Beach County Council for the Prevention of Domestic Violence, Health and Human Services Planning Association of Palm Beach County, Inc., Center for Creative Education, Palm Beach Community Alliance, Mount Holyoke Club of the Greater Palm Beaches, and the Mary and Robert Pew Public Education Fund. She also served for six years as a mentor in the Children's Home Society MODEL mentoring program. Ms. Pucillo has resided in Palm Beach County since 1978 with her husband, Michael. They have three grown children and four grandchildren.