Julie Bradwell, LRT/CTRS
Recreation Therapist - Outpatient Rehabilitation and Acquired Brain Injury
Julie initially became interested in TR while volunteering at the Disabled Student Services Office. While at DSSO, she received a call from the National Wheelchair Athletic Association and became involved in the organization as a volunteer. "I met a lot of Recreation Therapists and learned more about the field."
A native of Chicago, Illinois, Julie graduated from Florida State University with a B.S. in Leisure Service and Studies. She is certified at the state (LRT) and national level (CTRS) and a member NCRTA and ATRA.
Since 1980, Julie has been working with people with disabilities and professionally since June of 1989. She has been involved in several projects/associations to include:
- Legislative monitor for the North Carolina Recreation Therapy Association, 1993,
- Board Member of the Multiple Sclerosis Society-Local Chapter – 1996,
- Co-Chair of the Winston-Salem Paralympic Torch Relay Run; Winston-Salem State University TR Advisory Board Facilitator, 1997,
- VP of the Winston-Salem Mayor's Council for Persons With Disabilities,
- NCRTA Board member 2000,
- NCRTA developer of Lending Library and current Librarian,
- Implementing an Outdoor Adventure Program in collaboration with the Winston-Salem Parks and Recreation,
- NCRTA President 2005,
- Chair of Standards Review Committee with NCTRC 2009-2014.
She has been honored with several awards to include:
- 1995 recipient of "Individual Helping Hand" award from the Winston-Salem Mayor's Council for Persons With Disabilities,
- Recipient of the 1995 "Outstanding Volunteer Leadership" award from the Central North Carolina Chapter of Multiple Sclerosis Society,
- 1996 "Outstanding Therapist" award from the North Carolina Recreation Therapy Association,
- Wake Forest Baptist Health Employee of the Month 2007,
- ATRA Frank Brasile Clinician of the Year,
- NCTRA Ray E. West Distinguished Member 2009.
When not involved with her busy work schedule/projects, Julie enjoys biking, reading, volunteering, going to movies, concerts, traveling, restaurants, and tennis.