Julie assists athletes and families with the eligibility process and provides nonprofit governance and administrative leadership to the organization. She also organizes trips to US & International Virtus events and serves as US Team Manager at major competitions. She is a member of the Virtus International Rowing Committee since 2020.

In addition to her leadership role as co-founder and Athletes Without Limits Chief Operating Officer, Julie has extensive experience in graphic design, marketing and communications. Prior to co-founding Athletes Without Limits, Julie worked on a long term project for the MacCarthur Foundation’s Models for Change juvenile justice reform website and for the US Green Building Council, where she oversaw projects promoting the LEED Rating System and the Greenbuild Conference.

Julie’s love of sports began at a young age and by high school she was a member of the cross country team, a state champion softball team, and a national champion fitness team. She began college playing softball but was seduced by the sport of rowing and became a member of one of Princeton’s undefeated Eastern Sprints Champion Eights. After college she competed in triathlons for 7 years and has dabbled in Cyclocross.

She now enjoys recreational nordic skiing, yoga and walk/runs when she is not leading Athletes Without Limits Team Trips. She has been Head of U.S. Delegation on trips to competitions including the 2023 Virtus Global Games France as well as past Global Games in the Czech Republic in 2009, Italy in 2011, Ecuador in 2015 and Australia in 2019. Julie’s passion for sport inclusion comes from being a former nanny to founding athlete Syd Lea, whose family was instrumental in the startup of Athletes Without Limits. Her inspiration comes from her father, a truck driver and coach who created higher educational opportunities for young women through his Lehigh Valley Panther Softball legacy.