Currently, Julie Ann Racino is President and Principal of Community and Policy Studies and has served as Deputy Director of the Center on Human Policy's Research and Training Center on Community Integration and related projects at Syracuse University. She began her career in disability fields in adolescent development and court systems, and as founding member of the Center on World Community at Cornell University.
She is a lifetime member of diverse groups from the American Public Health Association, to the Consortium of Citizens with Disabilities, World Institute on Disability National Advisory Boards, the International Association of Persons with Severe Disabilities, American Association on Intellectual and Developmental Disabilities, and New York State Association of Community Residence Administrators.
She has an extensive academic and community managerial career, and has lectured in Law, Social Work, Public Administration, Public Policy, Inclusive Education, Public Health, Community Rehabilitation, Community Development and Housing, and Community Mental Health.
Areas of Research / Professional Expertise
Julie Ann Racino specializes in public administration and disability; she has in depth expertise in community services administration and long-term services and supports (LTSS) population groups. Leader in qualitative research and public policy studies in addition to community research studies.
She was a member of the Save the Rome Polish Home Committee (in its 75th year as a community center), and has a lifelong interest in religions and disability, independent living and disability, family (and individual)support, environmental and life quality, and a commitment to better society for all.