As program manager, Julia oversees a portfolio of organizations that receive funding through CAC’s General Operating Support, Project Support, and Cultural Heritage grant programs.
She works to build relationships with and provide technical assistance, guidance and support to grant recipients and applicants. She partners with Neighborhood Connections to co-fund resident-led projects and arts and culture convenings.
Julia is a Cleveland native and a Phi Beta Kappa graduate of the College of Wooster. Before joining the CAC team, she worked at the Cleveland Institute of Art as Assistant Director of Continuing Education + Community Outreach, developing courses and programming for adults, young artists, and art teachers, and chairing the Scholastic Art & Writing Awards.
Her previous experiences with community relations and public programming include working with a variety of public institutions and nonprofits including Heights Libraries and North Union Farmers Market, the Cleveland Museum of Art, and Ingenuity Cleveland.
In her free time, Julia is an avid reader, rock climber, and vegetable gardener, and is involved with her family’s organic farm in Chautauqua County, New York.