2016 Impact Winner: Julie Waldman

Julie Waldman

Julie Waldman, deputy general counsel for the Agency for Persons with Disabilities, is developing an afterschool program for young men transitioning from adolescence to adulthood for the Reichert House. Waldman worked directly with the student leaders at the Reichert House and developed the Leadership Academy for the program to provide foundational leadership skills for teenagers.

“My passion is helping Florida’s most vulnerable, and I have dedicated my career to protecting their rights,” said Waldman. “I truly believe that how we treat the most vulnerable citizens is a reflection of our community’s values, and is the key to the future of our community and the world as a whole.” 

Waldman volunteers for the Teen Court Program and the Justice Teaching Initiative. She judges UF Law’s Moot Court and Trial Competitions, participates in the Black-on-Black task force and provides employment training to the Santa Fe College Displaced Homemaker’s Program. Waldman chairs two committees for the Rotary Club of Gainesville and has been appointed to serve on the Rotary’s District Board for youth leadership programming. In addition, she serves on the board of directors of the Reichert House, the board of the Friends of the Elementary Arts, and was appointed by the Alachua County Commission to the Original Florida Tourism Task Force. 

Get to Know Julie:

What is your go-to coffee order?

Coffee cream and sugar.

Who had the biggest impact on your life?

People that I meet day to day and hearing their individual stories.