Julie has been the coordinator of the SSI Managed Care External Advocacy Project since it began in 2005. She provides SSI-related Medicaid Managed Care enrollees with information about and the rights and responsibilities of enrollment in Medicaid HMOs. Julie investigates complaints, including the denial, reduction or termination of services by the HMO, and provides advocacy and representation.
Julie has assisted people in becoming eligible for various government benefits for over 35 years, including children and Seniors, people experiencing homelessness and people with disabilities including HIV/AIDs. She loves helping people navigate a system that seems designed to be complicated and confusing.