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Devereux Pennsylvania’s Julie Donley named one of Main Line Today’s ‘Healthcare Heroes’


Main Line Today named Devereux Pennsylvania Children’s Behavioral Health Services Director of Nursing Julie Donley one of its 2019 “Healthcare Heroes.”

The Main Line Today Healthcare Heroes award recognizes “individuals and organizations who make a difference in the health of their communities.” Donley (pictured with her husband, Louis) was honored during a special awards dinner and ceremony.

Donley (pictured with staff from Devereux Pennsylvania’s CBHS center) was thrilled and humbled by the award.

Main Line Today, a regional magazine focusing on Philadelphia’s Main Line and western suburbs, named Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health Pennsylvania’s Julie Donley one of its 2019 “Healthcare Heroes." 

The award recognizes “individuals and organizations who truly make a difference in the health of their communities.” 

Since 2012, Donley has served as the director of nursing for residential services at Devereux Pennsylvania’s Children’s Behavioral Health Services (CBHS) center, overseeing the day-to-day operations of the nursing department. 

“Julie is an incredible asset to Devereux and to the entire healthcare community, and I am thrilled that she is receiving this recognition,” said Devereux Pennsylvania CBHS Executive Director Patricia Hillis-Clark, Psy.D., BCBA. “Julie is a passionate, thoughtful and innovative leader who does not shy away from a challenge. She is a tireless advocate for the youth we serve – and our staff. Her commitment to excellence in all she does is remarkable and inspiring.” 

Donley expressed her appreciation and gratitude for the award and noted, “I am proud to accept this award on behalf of all of the nurses at Devereux Pennsylvania CBHS. Nursing is both a rewarding and challenging profession, and everyone in our nursing department works diligently to ensure our youth are receiving the very best care and support as they strive to achieve their personal and treatment goals.” 

About Julie Donley

Donley has more than 20 years of experience in the nursing field. She also is an accomplished author, leadership coach and motivational speaker who launched her own business called Nurturing Your Success in 2001. 

In 2007, Donley was named alongside Oprah Winfrey and Suze Orman as one of the top 100 thought leaders in the U.S., in the area of personal leadership development by Personal Excellence magazine. 

Currently, Donley is pursuing her Doctor of Education in organizational leadership with an emphasis in healthcare administration. In 2016, she was awarded Devereux’s prestigious Weaver E. Falberg Leadership Promise Fellowship award to support her pursuit of higher education. 

Making a difference at Devereux

“I have been incredibly blessed throughout my career,” Donley shared. ”In my role at Devereux, I have the unique and wonderful opportunity to utilize all of the skills I have gained as a successful business owner, leadership coach and psychiatric nurse to benefit our youth and their families. I joined this organization because I wanted to make a difference in people’s lives on a much larger scale. With the support of our amazing staff, I am able to accomplish that goal each and every day.” 

The 2019 “Healthcare Heroes” were featured in Main Line Today’s May issue and honored during a special awards dinner and ceremony on May 15.  

Learn about Devereux Advanced Behavioral Health.


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