Healthcare Ready welcomes Julie Abrams as associate director of programs and response

Updated on September 5, 2023

Healthcare Ready in Washington, D.C. is pleased to announce that Julie Abrams, a resident of Kansas City, recently joined the nonprofit as associate director of programs and response. Abrams will provide management and leadership for the organization related to supply-chain resilience, healthcare security and equity. She will also participate in the coordination of onsite emergency responses and will oversee Healthcare Ready’s Emergency Operations Center (EOC) support staff.

Most recently, Abrams was the director at the Children’s Hospital Association in Lenexa, Kan. where she was responsible for providing leadership and expertise to the Supply Chain Management Forum and partnering with the Children’s Hospital Association on supply-chain oriented projects aimed at reducing costs while maintaining or improving quality of care. Abrams holds a bachelor’s degree from The University of Kansas and an MBA from Baker University.

“In my role as associate director of programs and response at Healthcare Ready, I am first and foremost excited about embarking on this new journey as part of a dedicated team specializing in national emergency management and supply resiliency,” says Abrams. “With more than 15 years of expertise in the pediatric healthcare supply chain, my background equips me to lead and mentor fellow team members, while continuing to foster strong relationships that I believe are essential for a successful program. It is with gratitude that I embrace the opportunity to extend my skills into this new chapter.”

Tom Cotter, MPH, executive director of Healthcare Ready is pleased to welcome Julie Abrams as the new associate director of programs and response.

“With more than 15 years of specialized experience in the healthcare supply chain field, Julie brings a depth of expertise that will be invaluable to our team,” says Cotter. “Her knowledge will significantly contribute to our ongoing initiatives in national emergency management and healthcare supply chain resiliency. Julie’s skill in building and maintaining strong public-private relationships will be a key asset in the continued success of our emergency response efforts. The addition of Julie to our team underscores our steadfast commitment to providing reliable support in times of need.”

Healthcare Ready is a nonprofit organization established in 2007 to help strengthen the U.S. health care system and assist communities in planning for, responding to, and recovering from disasters and disease pandemics. It serves as a linkage point between industry, and local, state, and federal governments to help build resilient communities and safeguard patients before, during, and after public health emergencies. For more information, visit or on Twitter @HC_Ready.

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