Why I Serve...
"I choose to serve because working to improve the lives of persons with disabilities has been a life-long passion of mine, and I am excited to bring my unique experience to the Council to help inform the need for systems level changes to better support persons with disabilities during disasters."
Julie Foster Hagan has served as the Assistant Secretary for the Office for Citizens with Developmental Disabilities in the Louisiana Department of Health since July of 2018. Julie has worked for OCDD for more than 22 years in several leadership roles, including Deputy Assistant Secretary, Administrator of North Lake Supports and Services Center and Program Manager of the statewide OCDD Resource Centers. Her drive is to foster quality improvements in the intellectual / developmental disabilities service delivery system that will help people to have more independent and meaningful lives in the community.
Julie obtained a Bachelor of Arts and a Master of Education degree in the field of Speech/Language Pathology and a Master of Business Administration, with a concentration in Health Care Administration from Southeastern Louisiana University. She is married to Darren and she has one son, four stepchildren, and three grandchildren.