Julie’s career began as a patient advocate, fielding calls from distressed nursing home residents and their families nationwide. This role was her introduction to the widespread crisis in nursing homes, but it was her experience as a caregiver for her mother, who required memory care in a skilled nursing facility, that brought the severity of this crisis into sharp focus.
Taking a career hiatus to care for her mother, Julie achieved her lifelong goal of earning an MBA, graduating with a 4.0 GPA. This academic pursuit provided her with vital insights into the ethical operations of for-profit companies, especially nursing homes.
Her firsthand experience, combined with her business acumen, highlighted the rampant negligence within many facilities and its devastating impact on residents and their families.
As a staunch advocate for Alzheimer’s patients, Julie has testified on legislative measures aimed at improving Alzheimer’s and dementia care in senior care options programs. Her commitment led her to Capitol Hill, where she met with lawmakers to voice the needs of those unable to advocate for themselves.
Julie has contributed her expertise to the public discourse, having been featured in the Boston Herald, where she urged lawmakers to pass the bipartisan Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act.
Since 2018, Julie has been an active volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association, the world’s largest nonprofit funder of Alzheimer’s research. Her roles include:
- Serving on the Board of Directors for the MA/NH Chapter
- Acting as a Congressional Ambassador for MA-01
- Co-chairing her local Walk to End Alzheimer’s, where she helped raise over $240,000 in 2023
Julie’s dedication to reliable information led to her partnership with Nursing Home Abuse Justice. She uses her expertise to review and ensure the accuracy of content, helping provide a dependable source for families and victims seeking support and justice.