Julie comes from a family created primarily through foster care and adoption which has impacted her passion for child welfare and healthy and happy long-term outcomes for vulnerable youth. Born and raised in Central Mass, she is a champion for local businesses and nonprofits and enjoys facilitating and fostering connections within her network. Julie is president of Women in Development of Central MA and supports several other local nonprofits in a volunteer capacity. In 2019, Julie was honored as one of Worcester Business Journal’s “40 Under Forty” and, in the summer of 2021, Julie received the inaugural Country Bank WooStar award for community leadership. After serving on our board for about three years, Julie joined our team as the Executive Director in early 2022.