COO Julie Sacks named president and chief operating officer

Schaumburg, IL | February 26, 2021

The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI), a national nonprofit, named Julie Sacks, currently chief operating officer (COO), to the role of president and COO of the organization. As president, Sacks will take on an expanded role in evaluating strategic opportunities and partnerships, developing relationships with donors and foundations, and serving as spokesperson for the organization.

Since joining HCCI in 2015 as vice president of operations and advancement, Sacks has orchestrated the development and implementation of the organization’s annual plan and strategic three-year roadmap, while managing HCCI’s executive team, overseeing the organization’s daily operations, and serving as the primary liaison to the HCCI board of directors.

“The need for home-based primary care has skyrocketed due to COVID-19 and interest in it has never been greater,” said Sacks. “HCCI is growing the workforce to meet this need − for millions of people across America.”

Since Sacks joined HCCI, the organization has made significant strides toward creating universal access to house call programs and advocating on behalf of home-based primary care (HBPC). With Sacks’ support, the organization participated in a campaign that resulted in the continuation of the Centers for Medicare & Medicaid Services Independence at Home Medicare Demonstration and development of new payment models for home-based care.

Sacks also helped steward the organization through the transition of Thomas Cornwell, MD, founder and former CEO of HCCI, into the role of executive chairman. Dr. Cornwell also serves as Senior Medical Director for Village Medical at Home with VillageMD.

“Julie brings a unique perspective and energy which will allow her to lead HCCI into the future,” said Dr. Cornwell. “I look forward to partnering with her to ensure that providers are up-to-date on the latest advances in home care medicine and that everyone has access to this important service.”

Prior to joining HCCI, Sacks was senior director of programs and services and director of the National Young Onset Center for the American Parkinson Disease Association. She graduated with a bachelor’s degree in advertising from the University of Texas at Austin. After working in marketing for almost ten years, she earned a master’s degree in social work from the University of Texas at Arlington.

“Julie’s career represents more than 20 years of experience in clinical social work and nonprofit administration, a decade in marketing, and more than five years at HCCI, which will hold her in good stead as the new president of the organization,” said Richard Maybury, chairman of HCCI’s board of directors. “HCCI will continue to focus on growing home-based primary care here in the Chicago area and across the country and being recognized as a national leader in home-based primary care, under her leadership.”

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About the Home Centered Care Institute

The Home Centered Care Institute (HCCI) is a national non-profit organization focused on advancing home-based primary care to ensure that medically complex and homebound or home-limited patients have access to high-quality care in their homes. HCCI works with leading academic medical centers, health systems, and industry experts to raise awareness of and advocate for expanding the model by growing the home-based primary care workforce through education and training and developing a research-based model for sustainable house call program implementation and growth. For more information, visit www.hccinstitute.org and follow @HCCInstitute.