Julia is a Registered Nurse, with a BA from McGill University and an MBA from the University of Western Ontario. Her career has spanned senior leadership positions as well as consulting to a wide range of organizations including government, academic health science centres, community hospitals, first nations communities, public health units and long-term care. Julia’s areas of expertise include nursing professional practice, nurse staffing, organizational design, staff engagement and leadership development. She has been Vice President and Chief Nursing Executive in three organizations on a permanent basis, and two in an interim role. Julia is one of the founders of the Dorothy Wylie Health Leadership Institute (DWHLI), which has been in operation since 2001 and served almost 2,700 individuals.