Julie Wysocki, MA

Interim Lead, Programs and Services, Parkinson Canada

Julie has worked in the not-for-profit sector for over 15 years. She has a passion for ensuring health research is a priority and is committed to upholding the integrity of the research funding process.

At Parkinson Canada, Julie is currently Interim Lead, Programs and Services. In her role, she is the strategic lead of the Parkinson Canada National Research Program and oversees the Public Affairs and Education portfolios. Julie is also project manager of Parkinson Canada’s new initiative, the Canadian Open Parkinson Network, which seeks to integrate Parkinson’s research hubs across Canada, with the goal of accelerating discoveries.

Prior to working at Parkinson Canada, Julie managed the Arthritis Society’s national Research and Career Development Program. Julie was instrumental in the development of the Society’s national research strategy. In this role, she also held responsibilities related to nationwide public education and patient advocacy. She served as liaison to the national patient advocacy group.

Julie holds a Master of Leadership degree, specializing in health and a Bachelor of Arts, with a major in French.