Julia Elmer

Operations Director

Julia oversees our Employer Roundtable, Public Policy Working Group, internship program, and team operations. She is an AICP-certified urban planner with a diverse background that has prepared her to understand poverty from personal, professional, and academic perspectives. She brings 20 years of global experience in the corporate, non-profit, and education sectors to this role. Her insatiable curiosity has led her to pursue formal studies in a variety of disciplines. She has earned a Bachelor of Arts degree in gender studies (American University), a Master of Arts degree in education and linguistics (American University), a Master of Business Administration degree (University of South Carolina and the University of Economics of Vienna), a Master of Public Health degree (University of Sydney), a Master of City and Regional Planning degree (The Ohio State University), and a doctorate in City and Regional Planning (The Ohio State University). Julia is multilingual and enjoys travelling to learn all she can about other cultures and languages. Her favorite thing about Hamilton County is our public library system.


Simone Green

Senior Administrative Assistant

Simone Green is the Senior Administrative Assistant for the Child Poverty Collaborative. She manages the administrative needs of the CPC team and is the primary contact for external inquiries and schedule requests. Simone has over 10 years of administrative experience working in various industries including local government and nonprofit organizations. She earned a Bachelor’s degree in Political Science at the University of Cincinnati. Before moving to Cincinnati and settling in Bond Hill at age 10, She lived in four different states and outside of the U.S. Simone currently lives in CUF with her husband Josh and two cats, Milhouse and Charlie.