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An Energetic and Caring Professional Committed to Community

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​​Julia O'Hanlon is a policy scientist who wears many hats in her career, and has worked at IPA for nearly 20 years. Julia can be instantly recognized by her friendly persona that leaves a lasting impression on everyone she meets through the department and beyond.

​​Happy #MeetUsMonday!​ ​We have a whole bunch of amazing staff members at IPA that we can't wait for you to meet.​ This week, ​we are introducing Julia O'Hanlon, policy scientist ​at the Institute for Public Administration (IPA). She is also the Health and Aging Policy Services Coordinator and the Staff Liaison for the Delaware League of Local Governments​​. Julia has worked at IPA for nearly 20 years, and can be instantly recognized by her friendly persona that leaves a lasting impression on everyone that she meets through the department and beyond. She has a special interest in community-based programs, especially those that support Delaware's aging population.

We asked Julia a few questions including her experience at IPA thus far, and these are her responses:​​​

What is working at IPA like?

Given that I am approaching my 20th year at IPA, I’d say it’s amazing and my dream job. I love the ability to work with so many talented people and touch communities like we do.

Describe IPA in 3 words.

Innovative, Public Serving, Adaptable

What hashtags describe your personality best?

#Caring, #Energetic, #Friendly

Where is your happy place?

Sharing a meal or sporting event with my family, exploring new places, or hitting the trails at any of Delaware’s amazing state parks

What is something people don’t know about you?

I climbed Mt Fuji during a typhoon and served as a court clerk for the NCCo Prothonotary’s office (not at the same time, though…)

What has been your favorite project at IPA?

While I really enjoy most of the projects that I have been a part of over the years, I love our partnership with the state on assessing senior centers. I get to see the direct impact of community-based programs and state funding on our state’s older adults; and this project has led to my evolving interests and expertise in health and aging policy.

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