Julie A. Townsend

Julie A. Townsend

Senior Vice President, Strategic Planning and Business Development

Julie joined TriWest in 2001. As Senior Vice President of Strategic Planning and Business Development, she is responsible for TriWest’s strategic and operational planning activities, market research and business development.

Julie currently serves as an adjunct professor for George Washington University, teaching strategic planning to graduate students. With more than 30 years of experience in health care administration, Julie owned and operated a consulting firm that provided services for more than 30 clients, including TriWest. She has also served as the executive director of state associations for both managed care organizations and providers. For more than a decade, Julie was a hospital administrator in tertiary teaching hospitals.

Julie holds a bachelor’s degree in Psychology from the University of Missouri-Kansas City and a master’s degree in Health Care Administration from the University of Missouri-Columbia. She has received many awards for distinguished community service and is a member of the American College of Healthcare Executives.