Julie Ward

ward@thearc.org

Julie WardDirector, Health Policy

Julie Ward, Health Policy Director, The Arc, is responsible for representing The Arc before Congress and Federal agencies on health care reform, Medicaid, Medicare and related issues. Prior to this position, she represented The Arc and United Cerebral Palsy for seven years as part of the Disability Policy Collaboration (DPC) where she had primary responsibility for budget and appropriations, employment, TANF and transportation issues. Before that she spent 18 years with the Epilepsy Foundation, the last ten years as the Senior Director of Government Affairs, overseeing the Foundation's federal and state advocacy program.