Julie Herzog is currently the Tazewell AOK Network Coordinator for the Tazewell County Health Department. She is celebrating her 14th year as Coordinator of the Tazewell County All Our Kids: Early Childhood Network. AOK is a community-based collaboration that engages a diverse group of people who care about the health and well-being of expecting parents and children birth to age 5 and their parents/caregivers.
She also serves as Community Manager and Community Champion for the AOK TPW (Tazewell Peoria Woodford) IRIS Pilot. IRIS (Integrated Referral and Intake System) was developed by the Center for Public Partnerships and Research at the University of Kansas. IRIS is a web-based communication tool linking service agencies and organizations within a community in order to streamline the referral process.
Julie brings twenty-five plus years of experience in early childhood. Throughout her career she has served as preschool teacher, Head Start Family Service Specialist, and Child Passenger Safety Lead Technician. She is a member of multiple early childhood groups and public health collaborations, including the Community Systems Development Subcommittee.
She was awarded the 2018 Gordon Poquette Leadership Award. The Poquette Leadership Award was created to honor Gordon Poquette, who was the first Tazewell County Health Department Director of Public Health and served for over 30 years in that role.