President & CEO
Julie has over 30 years’ experience in the nonprofit sector and desires to see the community work together for the good of everyone. She has her BA from Valparaiso University and her Master’s in Public Administration from NIU. Julie is a Midwest girl having lived in Michigan, Illinois, Missouri, and Indiana. She returned to Rockford in 1989 and is proud to call Northern Illinois her home (except in the winter when snow becomes a four-letter word for her ?). She is grateful for the opportunity to serve at United Way and started in June 2021.