Executive Director, Behavioral Healthcare
The Joint Commission
Julia Finken, RN, BSN, MBA, CSSBB, CPHQ is the Executive Director of Behavioral Health Care for The Joint Commission. In this role, Ms. Finken leads strategy and growth for the Behavioral Health Care Accreditation program. Previously, she served as Associate Director of Home Care Accreditation, and was also a Joint Commission Surveyor for nine years.
Ms. Finken has worked in administrative roles in the health care industry for more than 25 years. Her career has been dedicated to developing and implementing health care programs which balance efficiency, quality and financial outcomes. She has worked with behavioral health, acute care, ambulatory care, home health, hospice, non-medical home care, DME, pharmacy, and long-term care providers to improve their daily operations, quality of care, financial performance, business and marketing strategies, and other components of a successful health care operation.
Ms. Finken received her master’s degree in business administration from the Paul Merage School of Business at the University of California, Irvine, California, and a bachelor’s degree in nursing with a minor in business economics from California State University, Long Beach, California. She is a Certified Professional in Healthcare Quality® (CPHQ) and an American Society for Quality (ASQ) Certified Six Sigma Black Belt.
Sunday, October 20
9:00 AM – 12:00 PM