Julie McFarland is a systems change enthusiast with over ten years of experience in delivery and leadership of homeless housing programs. She has lived in Seattle for the past decade and maintains strong connections and roots in Montana. For the past three years, she has provided homeless system technical assistance on a national level as a member of the Corporation for Supportive Housing's (CSH) Consulting & Training team. In that capacity, she has focused on topics including the HEARTH Act, coordinated entry, diversion, data sharing, change management, governance and structure, performance measurement, Fair Housing, and Housing First.
Prior to CSH, Julie was a Division Director for a non-profit in King County, Washington that was charged with launching and operating coordinated entry for families and young adults experiencing homelessness. She has developed and managed outreach, employment, emergency shelter, rapid re-housing, and permanent supportive housing programming for families and young adults.
Julie has a Masters in Social Work from the University of Connecticut and Juris Doctorate from the University of Montana, where she focused on mediation and conflict resolution.