Julie co-founded Merrill Property Group in 2019 with her husband, John.
Julie has an extensive background in Healthcare Administration and operations. She has vast experience in healthcare business start-up, business development, finance and overall operations. She is particularly skilled in understanding the operational workflow of different medical specialties and translating that into an effective workspace.
She spent 14 years working for Columbus Regional Health. The majority of those years were spent as Director of Operations for the physician groups affiliated with the hospital. That position required her to oversee all aspects of daily operations including managing staff, business development, budgeting/finance and new business start-ups for physicians joining the network.
In 2012, Julie accepted a position with Community Health Network as the Director of Visionary Health Group (VHG, a for-profit division of Community Health Network). There, Julie was responsible to oversee a team of Business Consultants who helped lead the operational activities of private physician practices affiliated with Community Health Network. She spearheaded a reorganization that took VHG from a struggling business model to a viable business with a profit margin.
In 2016, Julie transitioned to a Community Health Network partner company called Primaria. Primaria is a joint venture between Community Health Network and Anthem where the focus is to reduce the cost of healthcare. There she held the position of Director, Population Health Operations. She worked with many independent physician groups leading the reimbursement shift from fee for service to payment for value.
In 2018, Julie accepted an opportunity to work directly for one of her Primaria clients, Windrose Health Network. She leads the Population Health initiatives for Windrose whose focus is helping the poor, medically underserved and vulnerable populations of central Indiana.
Five years ago, Julie became a licensed real estate professional. Since entering the real estate field, she has developed a passion for real estate investing. She has overseen several major property renovations. These projects required Julie to create the project budget, design the space and oversee the work being performed with to ensure the profitability of each project.
Julie has a Bachelor’s Degree in Business Administration from Indiana Wesleyan University.