• Isenberg School of Management – UMass Amherst, Amherst, MA, MBA
  • Syracuse University, Syracuse, NY, B.A.


  • 15+ years of advocating for nursing home abuse victims
  • Nursing home case manager, assisted families affected by abuse and neglect
  • Quality assurance manager, connected families with top nursing home law firms

Honors and Memberships:

  • The Honor Society of Phi Kappa Phi
  • Member, Alois Society, supporting Alzheimer’s research and care

Leadership and Advocacy:

  • Board of Directors, Alzheimer’s Association MA/NH Chapter
  • Congressional Ambassador for MA-01, Alzheimer’s Association
  • Co-Chair, Walk to End Alzheimer’s, helped raise over $240,000


  • OpEd in Boston Herald: “Rivers: Alzheimer’s caregivers need help from Congress”

15+ Years of Helping Nursing Home Residents

Julie’s career in eldercare advocacy began at a law firm that focused on nursing home abuse cases. As a case manager, she worked closely with families nationwide, helping them navigate the legal process and seek justice.

She later served as a quality assurance manager, ensuring that legal work met the highest standards and acting as a liaison between clients and nursing home law firms.

Julie’s hands-on experience in the legal field, combined with a personal caregiving journey, gives her a unique perspective on the complexities of nursing home abuse cases.

Her MBA, completed with a 4.0 GPA, further strengthens her ability to understand and address the sometimes negligent operations of for-profit nursing homes.

Advocacy and Leadership

Julie’s advocacy extends beyond legal support. She has testified on legislative measures to improve Alzheimer’s and dementia care and engaged with lawmakers on Capitol Hill.

Her expertise has been featured in the Boston Herald, where she fought for the Comprehensive Care for Alzheimer’s Act.

An active volunteer with the Alzheimer’s Association since 2018, Julie holds significant roles, including serving on the Board of Directors for the MA/NH Chapter and acting as a Congressional Ambassador for Massachusetts’s 1st Congressional District.

She also co-chairs her local Walk to End Alzheimer’s, helping raise over $240,000 in her first year in the role.

Julie partners with, leveraging her expertise to ensure accurate and reliable resources for families and victims seeking justice.

Her dedication to providing support and guidance makes her a trusted advocate in the fight against nursing home abuse and neglect.

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