Julie Shroyer’s long-term relationships with health and education policy decision makers allow her to be a forceful voice for clients’ interests. She has more than 30 years of federal health policy experience including service on Capitol Hill as committee staff and in senior positions in the non-profit and private sector. Julie is a respected advisor to congressional and presidential campaigns; she is sought after for her recognized expertise in health care and public policy.

Julie joined Polsinelli in 2013 and has been an effective leader in the Public Policy Practice and a powerful advocate for a range of client interests. Her clients have included health care professional organizations’ representing the nursing profession, nurse educators, nurse practitioners, social workers, PA educators, addiction professionals, hand therapists, clinical and research professionals, health care systems, patient advocacy organizations, biotechnology companies, and foundations.  

She is in daily contact with Washington’s leading health care experts on Capitol Hill, in regulatory agencies, national organizations, and advocacy coalitions. Her work has resulted in numerous legislative victories, including increased Congressional awareness of client policy initiatives, passage of priority legislation, and successful implementation of regulations. 

Prior to joining Polsinelli, Julie was Senior Vice President and Chief Operating Officer at Wheat Government Relations (Wheat GR), where she headed up the firm’s health care practice for 12 years. Before Wheat GR, Julie was a Vice-President of Capitol Associates where her clients included health professional associations, medical research coalitions, and a large research university. Prior to her work in the private sector, Julie spent six years as Deputy Director of Congressional Affairs at the American Psychiatric Association where she worked on mental health parity and reform.

Julie got her start on Capitol Hill as a professional staff member for the House Select Committee on Children, Youth and Families, working closely with Chairpersons former Congressman George Miller (D-CA) and former Congresswoman Patricia Schroeder (D-CO). She continues to develop and maintain her extensive bipartisan network of contacts that include members of Congress, committee and personal staff, association leaders, and agency executives.