MSW, Florida State University
BSW, Troy State University
Following a career start providing vocational evaluation and job-readiness training, Julie Wells has worked as a medical social worker for more than twenty years. In addition to holding licensure as a clinical social worker, she is a certified diabetes educator. Work experience in diabetes education has been directed to all ages in acute and outpatient settings for newly and formerly diagnosed individuals. Prior to moving to Alabama, she served in a variety of capacities with the Florida Diabetes Camp (FCCYD) working with traditional as well as family camp programs. While in Alabama, Wells has worked as a dialysis social worker and consultant for Children Medical Services. Most recently, she assisted in the development and implementation of the first patient care network for Alabama Medicaid recipients - the Care Network of Alabama (CNA).
As the quality manager with CNA she identified clinical initiatives relevant to the health care utilizing population health-data relevant to a 21-county region. Initiatives included transitions from pediatric to adult care for sickle cell patients, preventative care for high risk patients with asthma, COPD and diabetes, and well-child care. Additionally, clinical supervision was provided to a multi-disciplinary staff. She has provided field supervision for students from Auburn University, University of Alabama, Florida State University, and Troy University.