In July 2016, Julie left Frantz Ward to pursue entrepreneurial interests. She now owns and runs her own consulting company, Monarch Endeavors, LLC, through which her team provides training, coaching, and consulting services to employers, individuals, and HR professionals across the country. Julie also conducts investigations for companies, on a wide range of topics,
including harassment, discrimination, workplace injuries and accidents, compliance issues, and OSHA inspections.
Julie’s main focus these days is helping companies devise, modify, and implement strategic plans, succession plans, chains of command, performance evaluation systems, and many other processes and procedures designed to help the organization and its employees be more effective, engaged, and successful. Julie has worked with companies and organizations of all sizes, including family-owned businesses, governmental entities, and large corporations. Julie’s guiding philosophy when she works with companies is to find the solution that fits the company, rather than trying to fit the company into a particular solution. She takes time to get to know the people in each organization, which helps her learn the heart of the organization and better develop solutions that will be sustainable and impactful.
Cody is an Audit Manager at KPMG in the Cleveland office. He has seen up close how the negative aspects of an eating disorder can add immense challenges to one’s life and is eager to help however he can. Cody has been a director on the Hull House RR board since August 2021 and focuses his efforts on improving the overall accounting, finances, and fundraising operations of the organization.
Juliet M. Hull, CFP
Laura Gerak, PhD
Laura is a psychologist, currently the Clinical Director of Psychology at Akron Children’s Hospital, Akron, OH. Laura and Ann have been friends for 35 years and Laura has served as an informal clinical consultant to The Hull Institute. Laura knows clinical issues our clients face and how to access services.
Beth Hoffman, PhD
Beth is a postdoctoral associate in the Department of Behavioral and Community Health Sciences at the University of Pittsburgh School of Public Health, where she received her PhD in public health in 2022. Beth’s work mostly focuses on the intersection of media and health, with a recent project focusing on depiction of weight stigma on television medical dramas. Personally, Beth has dealt with an eating disorder for over 25 years, spending much of her late 20s cycling in and out of inpatient and partial hospitalization programs. She is now in recovery thanks to an amazing professional and personal support system, and recognizes how valuable peer support would have been when she was newly in recovery. She has also known over 30 people she met in treatment who have passed away from their eating disorder, substance use, or other mental health issue. This includes her friend Em Upton, with Beth meeting Ann at Em’s funeral. For the past few years Beth has co-led the Em Upton Scholarship Fundraiser and as a board member focuses her efforts on assisting with fundraising, evaluation, and sharing her lived experience.
Tom Gorbett works as a data scientist for Cleveland Clinic, where he uses predictive modeling to support innovative solutions. He received his Master’s degree in Computer and Information Science from Cleveland State University. Tom is inspired by Hull House’s mission and is committed to working alongside the other directors to create meaningful change for those in need.
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