Speaker Bio

Julia Oosterman


Communicating in a Post-Truth Era - Leading in Times of Ambiguity

Julia Oosterman, she/her
Chief of Communications and Public Affairs / Adjunct Professor, Bluewater Health / Lambton College and Fanshawe College, Canada

Julia is the executive, Chief, Communications & Public Affairs of a busy 2-site hospital. Julia also teaches communications at two regional community colleges. She has presented at national conferences for CPRS and IABC, at international IABC conferences, and has held various roles within IABC including Ntl Awards Co-Chair, Int'l Conf Prgm Advisory Council, and several chapter level leadership roles. Julia has won 25+ awards through IABC including several Gold Quills. In 2020 Julia was recognized by IABC as the Outstanding Communicator of the Year.