HRC Board Chair

Julie Rusk, Founder, Civic Wellbeing Partners
Julie was the City of Santa Monica’s first Chief of Civic Wellbeing. Throughout her career, she has spearheaded responsive government policy and innovations to improve community outcomes through creative partnerships, social impact initiatives and civic engagement. In 2017, she created the City’s first Office of Civic Wellbeing within the City Manager’s Office after leading the City’s winning government innovation proposal to develop a local wellbeing index from Bloomberg Philanthropies and Santa Monica’s 2016 Robert Wood Johnson Foundation Culture of Health prize. Ms. Rusk was a 2016/17 Fellow with Business Alliance for a Local Living Economy (BALLE); was named to the 2017 List of 25 Top Influencers by Engaging Local Government Leaders (ELGL); and is currently a Senior Fellow with UCLA’s Center for Healthier Children, Families and Communities.

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