Julia is CanWaCH’s Acting Executive Director and Senior Director of Programs and Operations. She is responsible for day-to-day management of CanWaCH's program portfolio, including managing program deliverables, human and financial resources, reporting, and liaising with CanWaCH funders.
She works closely with the Executive Director and the Board of Directors to implement the organizational strategic plan and long-term fund diversification and sustainability plan. Julia holds a Master of Arts degree in Canadian and Indigenous Studies from Trent University where she focused her studies on the role of civil society in Canada’s international cooperation activities. Julia has over 15 years of experience in the international development and not-for-profit sectors. She has worked with youth from across the globe on international development policy-related issues and held senior human rights positions. She is also an active volunteer working with the New Canadians Centre to support refugee resettlement and has served on the board of the Canadian Council for International Cooperation and as the Vice-President on the Board of Directors of the Ontario Council for International Cooperation.