United Way Executive Director Kelly Brenneman has announced that Julie Miller, Knox County Health Commissioner, will serve as the United Way of Knox County’s Campaign Chair for 2016. Miller is thrilled to take part and focus on the health initiatives that United Way supports. In addition to the Health initiatives, United Way will also fund 8 Education Programs, supported by 6 agencies, who will receive $231,750.00 and 7 agencies will receive $211,350.00 for 8 Financial Stability Programs.
"I am completely honored and humbled to be named the 2016 United Way Campaign Chair. My role will be to promote, suppport and enable our local United Way to continue to meet community needs and lead the way to a healthier and whole Knox County." In 2017, United Way will invest $291,395.00 in 7 agencies, who will run 13 health programs. Miller will be traveling around the county and educating the communities on the importance of United Way in Knox County.
In addition to the Health initiatives, United Way will also fund 8 Education Programs, supported by 6 agencies, who will receive $231,750.00 and 7 agencies will receive $211,350.00 for 8 Financial Stability Programs.
Miller became Knox County Health Commissioner in September 2010. She has over 30 years of experience in the health field including working as an administrator, nursing educator and as a public health professional. She is a registered nurse and has a master’s degree in nursing administration.
Prior to coming to Knox County, Julie was the director of nursing at the Union County Health
Department in Marysville. She has also been the director of nursing at the Morrow County and Richland County health departments and was a public health nurse at the Delaware County Health Department.
Additionally, Julie has worked as the health services director with the Community Health Access Project (CHAP) in Mansfield, an assistant professor at MedCentral College of Nursing in Mansfield and a nursing clinical instructor at Otterbein College in Westerville.
Miller grew up in Mount Vernon and is a 1975 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She entered the healthcare field after becoming an LPN in 1976. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing in 1992 and went on to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Otterbein College. She has also completed work in the doctor of nursing program at Case Western Reserve University.