Please join us in welcoming Julia Iannielli (she/her) to HealthierHere as our first Community Hub Training and Support Specialist!
Julia has a BA from Washington State University in Political Science, and she is working on an MBA at Eastern Washington University. She joins us from Swedish where she has been working as a Patient Care Coordinator. Before moving to Seattle last year, Julia was working as a Health Homes Care Coordinator and Employment Coordinator with Rural Resources Community Action in Eastern Washington. Read her full professional bio on our Team page.
In her role as HealthierHere's Community Hub Training and Support Specialist, she will serve as an in-house subject matter expert on care coordination for clients with complex and diverse needs, and effective resource navigation and referrals in the King County region. She'll be focused on supporting organizations in Care Connect Network, including providing coaching on client issues and designing/implementing regular training opportunities.
We are thrilled to have Julia bring her passion and skill to our team! Get to know her more in this short interview:
What are you most looking forward to working with HealthierHere and our partners?
I am a strong advocate for community action and working collaboratively to find creative solutions to unprecedented problems those in our communities have faced, specifically during the COVID-19 Pandemic. In working with HealthierHere and our partners, I am most looking forward to the integration of ideas given the wide network and extensive knowledge and backgrounds of our team. I believe we have a strong group of individuals who have a history of cultivating solutions and I look forward to contributing to that.
What drives your passion for this work?
I have a passion for this work due to personal life experiences, and the hope to live in a more equitable society. From a young age, I have volunteered and always been a part of community-oriented projects that have helped serve different communities in Washington. My great-grandmother who raised me was my greatest inspiration and taught me to always be willing to extend a hand to those in need. She was a devout catholic and for as long as I can remember, I was inspired by the story of Mother Teresa. This is specifically because she aided those whose needs had been neglected or ignored by dedicating her existence to a values-based life. Similarly, I have a passion to help individuals live a more equitable and prosperous life and have aligned the work I participate in to achieve this.
What is something about you that others might not know?
Something others might not know about me is that I have been a private chef in the past and consider myself to be an intuitive chef and eater. I specialize in gluten and dairy free cooking, and love to share with others. I hope to one day curate a cookbook that exemplifies affordable and accessible meals for those with strict diets to promote a stress-free experience in the kitchen.
To learn about other HealthierHere’s staff member’s backgrounds and expertise, visit our “Team” page.