Chief Executive Officer
Julie is passionate about serving her community and providing support for people to live their best lives. She has served as the Chief Executive Officer for YWCA Tulsa since 2017, joining the team after having worked in the nonprofit field for nearly 10 years in development and as the Associate Director for Up With Trees. Prior to Up With Trees, she worked at the American Cancer Society where she managed events across the state to raise funds in the fight against cancer. She was a member of Leadership Tulsa Class 54, as well as the Tulsa Area United Way NexTulsa Class 4. She currently serves as Vice President on the Board of Directors for the Oklahoma Women’s Coalition, as Co-Chair of the Non-Profit sector of the 2021 Tulsa Area United Way Campaign, and as a member of the Advisory Board for the Tulsa Regional Chamber of Commerce.
Before entering the nonprofit world, Julie received her Bachelors degree from Drury University and her Masters degree from the University of Tulsa. Her husband, Paul Davis, is the Executive Director of CityYear, and together they work to serve Tulsa and make a positive impact in the community. She is also a mother of two young girls, and she is passionate about making the world a place where girls will be empowered to live out their dreams. When she is not running her daughters around or working on strategic plans for the YWCA, you can find her reading a book or heading to spend time with her family in Missouri.