Julia has been in the medical field for over 20 years, starting out as a Registered Practical Nurse, working in an acute psychiatric facility while she continued her studies to become a Registered Nurse. This experience honed her crisis management, communication and observation skills.
After completing Nursing school, Julia gravitated to the field of Emergency Medicine and Critical Care. Her career eventually led her to California where she applied her forensic psychiatry and critical care knowledge to the state prison setting. Here she helped to implement federally mandated medical policies and procedures and taught both custody staff and medical staff protocols for managing chronic and emergent inmate health conditions.
In 2015, she founded RestED, and began providing seminars on the subject of sleep and encouraging all health care providers to screen and test their patients for sleep disorders. Her insatiable appetite for research led her to the discovery that sleep was so much more than just ‘closing one’s eyes’ and in 2017, upon discovering that the vital missing link to wellness was a thorough knowledge of craniofacial development and its effect on the airway, she created a non-profit organization called FACETM. . FACETM gathers proven experts from all fields of health care, sharing their unique perspectives to create an integrated network of providers and ultimately optimize patient care. She has amassed a global audience of providers who are eager to be part of this bold new integrative movement.
Julia is a published author and member of the following; College of Nurses, Board of Registered Nurses, Forensic Nurses (Sexual Assault/Domestic Violence Division), Correctional Healthcare Professionals Association, Indian Sleep Society, American Academy of Craniofacial Pain and lectures internationally for various organizations including the National Commission for Correctional Health. She is the Executive Director of the Foundation for Airway and Craniofacial Excellence, sits on the Advisory Board for the Foundation for Airway Health and is a contributor to the American Academy of Sleep Technologists.
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