Julie oversees the Patient Care Program's safety and serious illness work focused on health system redesign and model programs.
Before joining the foundation, Julie spent eight years at Stanford Healthcare, most recently as a design fellow at the Clinical Excellence Research Center (CERC), where she researched and developed a new model of cancer care delivery that improves quality and patient experience while dramatically reducing unnecessary healthcare spending. As the director of cancer patient experience at Stanford, Julie used Lean performance improvement and Design Thinking innovations to improve care for patients. For her work as the director of operations for Stanford’s Cyberknife program, she was recognized by the FDA for outstanding contribution in promoting patient safety with medical devices.
Julie served as Stanford’s representative to the National Comprehensive Cancer Network’s Best Practice Committee and Board Member of the National CyberKnife Coalition addressing issues of advocacy and reimbursement parity for emerging cancer treatments.
Prior to Stanford, Julie held positions at the University of California, San Francisco as director of strategic planning, and as managing director of the Angara Group consultancy. In the 1990s, she worked for the International Finance Corporation in the former Soviet Union, advising government officials and entrepreneurs on economic transition.
Julie received a B.S. in Russian from Georgetown University, an M.A. in International studies from the Lauder Institute at the University of Pennsylvania and an M.B.A. from the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania.