Health Commissioner

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Julie Miller, R.N., M.S.N., became Knox County Health Commissioner in September 2010. She has over 30 years of experience in the health field including working as an administrator, nursing educator and as a public health professional. She is a registered nurse and has a master’s degree in nursing.

Prior to coming to Knox County, Julie was the director of nursing at the Union County Health Department in Marysville. She has also been the director of nursing at the Morrow County and Richland County health departments and was a public health nurse at the Delaware County Health Department.

Additionally, Julie has worked as the health services director with the Community Health Access Project (CHAP) in Mansfield, an assistant professor at MedCentral College of Nursing in Mansfield and a nursing clinical instructor at Otterbein College in Westerville.

Miller grew up in Mount Vernon and is a 1975 graduate of Mount Vernon High School. She entered the healthcare field after becoming an LPN in 1976. She earned her associate’s degree in nursing in 1992 and went on to receive her bachelor’s and master’s degrees from Otterbein College.
She has also completed work in the doctor of nursing program at Case Western Reserve University.



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Phone: 740-392-2200    Fax: 740-392-9613

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740-397-3333, Ext.#1

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11660 Upper Gilchrist Road
Mount Vernon, Ohio 43050