Julie comes to Pathfinder Support Services from Nebraska Probation Administration where she held the position of Program Development Manager since 2012.
While serving in this role, Julie was responsible for statewide oversight of policy and procedure development, training curriculum development, assessment and evaluation of programming effectiveness,
evidenced based practices, cognitive behavioral programming and quality assurance. Additionally, Julie lead the implementation and quality assurance of Motivational Interviewing (MI)
training team and evaluation team statewide. Julie is a master trainer for Moral Reconation Therapy (MRT), Motivational Interviewing, Level of Service/Case Management Inventory,
Nebraska Adult Probation Risk and Needs Screening Instrument, Real Colors, Case and Caseload Management, De-Escalation, and Group Facilitation.
Julie has served on statewide collaborative teams, partnering with key stakeholders such as; the Department of Health and Human Services, Law Enforcement,
The Women’s Fund, Crossover Teams, and Attorney General’s Office on projects such as the Nebraska Human Trafficking Task Force, System of Care Training Committee,
and the Crossover Youth Initiative.
Julie was instrumental in coordinating the cultural inclusiveness initiative for the Judicial Branch; the Administrative Office of the Courts
and the Administrative Office of Probation. For her leadership in implementing this comprehensive initiative, Julie was recognized at the 2018 Nebraska Supreme Court Employee Recognitions
Awards receiving the Cultural Leadership Award. In 2017, Julie was accepted into the nationally recognized leadership program, the National Institute of Corrections Executive Excellence
Leadership Academy and graduated in 2018.
Prior to her work in the Administrative Office of Probation, Julie began her career in probation as a Community Based Intervention Officer in Fremont (District 6) supervising high-risk
probations where she held that role for eight years prior to moving to Probation Administration. Julie became a state-wide trainer in various topic areas for the state and served on numerous
probation committees. Julie has been a presenter at the Nebraska Juvenile Justice Association (NJJA) annual conferences, as well as the Heartland Juvenile Services Association (HJSA)
Conferences in Omaha, Nebraska.
Julie received her bachelor’s degree in psychology from the University of Nebraska at Omaha. Before her time with probation, Julie previously worked with the Girls and Boys Home as a School Intervention Officer, and with Boys Town as a Certified Assistant Family Teacher and School Interventionist.