Julie was a dispatcher for a police department in Maryland for 7 years. She moved to California to become an Evidence Technician and retired after processing crime scenes for the Oakland Police Department for 25 years. She was a founding member of the OPD Peer Support & CISM Team and was a team leader for over 10 years.
Julie has attended several International Critical Incident Stress Foundation (ICISF) conferences and other training courses. She has also attended several CISM Coordinator Conferences. Julie has been volunteering since 2008 and completed the Advanced Peer Counseling Course. Even though Julie retired, she plans to continue participating with FRSN.