A public interest lawyer, seasoned lawmaker and Cabinet-level healthcare agency director, Julie Hamos has a unique blend of policy, strategic planning, system development, communications and community outreach, and operational expertise. Her heart and her work center around creating innovative delivery models for the hardest-to-serve. As director of the Illinois Department of Healthcare and Family Services, Julie led Medicaid and child support services, administered a $20.5 billion annual budget and supervised a staff of 2,200. She shaped policy and directed the implementation of state healthcare reform, redesign of Medicaid delivery systems, and modernization of major technology systems, all while bringing fiscal discipline to the state healthcare budget. As an elected state representative skilled in bipartisan problem-solving, the art of negotiation and compromise, Julie championed ground-breaking new policy including the Older Adults Services Act, reforming the Illinois long-term care system, and the Illinois Health Information and Exchange Act, advancing implementation of electronic health records. Julie earned her law degree from George Washington University and is licensed to practice in Illinois. She received her bachelor’s degree in sociology from Washington University-St. Louis. Julie is married to Alan Greiman, a retired appellate court judge.