Julie Meehan, M.S.W.
Public Service Assistant
(706) 542-3264

Current Position

Julie Meehan works to build leadership capacity in nonprofit and community organizations through strategic planning processes, board development, system mapping, and evaluation.

Current Activities and Expertise

Currently, Meehan co-leads a two-year project that includes a review and system mapping process for the Athens-Clarke County Justice and Mental Health Collaborative. The project will document the system by which people in mental health crisis access services and will offer recommendations to increase the effectiveness and efficiency of this system.

She also serves on the planning team for the Executive Leadership Program for Nonprofit Organizations (ELPNO), serving as lead evaluator since 2014. In addition, she has co-planned and implemented UGA's Vivian H. Fisher Public Service and Outreach Leadership Academy and has led strategic planning processes for multiple Athens-area nonprofits.

Previous Experience

Julie Meehan has more than 20 years experience working in and with nonprofit organizations.

Most recently, she served as the executive director of Community Connection of Northeast Georgia (2004-2013). In this role, she managed collaborative processes of nonprofits in the region and provided incubation services to developing nonprofits. She left Community Connection in 2013 to pursue a doctoral degree in public administration and policy, with a concentration in nonprofit management. She expects to complete the degree in 2017.

Meehan also served as the program director for The TreeHouse, Inc., and development coordinator for Hands-on Atlanta.


  • 1994, B.A., International Development and Social Change/Political Science, Clark University
  • 2001, M.S.W., University of Georgia


  • 2011-present, Athens Resource Center for Hope (ARCH), Athens, Ga.
  • 2010-2013, Clarke County DFCS, Athens, Ga.