Senior Policy Analyst
(206) 628-4608 x16
Julia O’Connor, MSW is the Senior Policy Analyst with the Washington Council for Behavioral Health, focusing on issues related to community behavioral health, Medicaid reimbursement, workforce development, access to services, and health system reform in Washington State. Based in Seattle, she previously worked as the Health & Social Policy Advisor at the state Workforce Board and spent several years in Washington, DC as an advisor to Rep. Derek Kilmer (WA-06) and Rep. Brian Higgins (NY-26). She earned an MSW from Seattle University and a BA from Colgate University. Outside the office, Julia enjoys baseball and banh mi, reading memoirs, and exploring PNW hiking trails with her beloved pup, Barkley.