Julie grew up in Maine, the daughter of a small-town family physician. Watching her father with patients and hearing him talk about his work sparked her interest in caring for people. She has been working in the field of oncology since 1989 and spent the second year of her practice with a traveling agency, working at hospitals such as Dana-Farber and the University of Chicago’s in the fields of research and bone marrow transplant.
After returning to Maine to get her Master’s degree and Certification as a Family Nurse Practitioner, Julie worked with the homeless for the City of Portland for six years. She joined the New England Cancer Specialists team in 2006.
She lives in Westbrook with her two daughters, one in high school and the other in college in Nashville studying music education. They have a dog and two bunnies. Julie enjoys basketball, gardening and playing piano.