Board Member Profile – Julia Shea

by Eric

Julia is the mother of two preemie babies. Her first son, Brady, was born at 26 weeks, 6 days in 2013. He stayed in the NICU at the Ottawa General for 68 days. Her second son, Nolan, was born at 33 weeks in 2016. He stayed for 14 days in the Special Care Nursery at The Ottawa Civic Hospital. Julia has been involved with PoP since its beginning in 2014, when she offered to help write articles and spread the word about this new support initiative. Julia became the Chair of Parents of Preemies Association in 2015. As the organization’s chair, Julia acts as a liaison between the organization and its partners, including the Ottawa Hospital. She runs the Hand-in-Hand in-hospital support program and monitors the online support group. Outside of her work with PoP, Julia is an elementary school teacher with the Ottawa Catholic School Board.

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