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Julie Koehler-Harkness


Julie Koehler, J.D., received her law degree from Capital University Law School in Columbus, Ohio. She has over 15 years of experience in providing technical assistance, training and advisement on state and federal benefits programs. Prior to joining VCU, Julie served as the Program Director of the Benefits and Financial Consulting Department at COVA. As the Program Director, she managed the agency’s WIPA project along with the other programs designed to provide benefits consultation services including partnerships with state vocational rehabilitation and county mental health and developmental disability boards. Prior to serving as the Program Director, she provided advisement to individuals and their families on disability issues involving Workers’ Compensation and the Social Security Administration.