Special Projects Directorjjones@justtransitionfund.org
Julie manages special projects and growing relationships with grantees and strategic partners at the Fund. Julie is a connector of brilliant thinkers and strategic actors with extensive experience as a leader of innovative non-profit organizations. Prior to joining JTF, she led Advancing Green Chemistry, a non-profit linking scientific excellence, innovation and sustainability. Her work at AGC followed many years in philanthropy at some of the most impactful statewide and national health and environment foundations. She served as a Program Officer for the W. Alton Jones Foundation where she managed grants in the areas of grassroots Children’s Health, Renewable Energy and Climate Change, and Environmental Economics. After the dissolution of the Jones Foundation, she transitioned to the Virginia Health Care Foundation where she specialized in building unique coalitions to increase access to affordable, essential health care services for uninsured and under-served Virginians. Julie was born and raised on a family farm on the Moormans River in Albemarle County, Virginia. She is a graduate of the University of Virginia.