Julie earned her MS degree in Occupational Therapy from SUNY Downstate Medical Center in 2013. She began her career as an OT at Burke Rehabilitation Hospital, primarily working with orthopedic patients, where she was also able to assist in clinical research. After the birth of her second child, Julie transitioned to a pediatric population, in both homes and schools. Julie recently developed and implemented a therapeutic pilot program for a NYC-based foundation that provides services for children living in domestic violence shelters. She was invited to present a poster on this program at the NY State Occupational Therapy Association 2022 conference. She is currently completing a certification in health and wellness coaching through Wellcoaches, an affiliate program the American College of Lifestyle Medicine. Julie brings her expertise in compassionate care and focus on client-driven goals to her role at ECIR.