Julie Claiborn Shull
Director of Communications
Julie Claiborn Shull joined NCFA in October 2013. As leader of the communications team, Julie keeps our community up-to-date on the latest in adoption through our monthly Adoption Advocate publication and NCFA's members-only newsletter, This Month in Adoption. She also serves as the website administrator for AdoptionCouncil.org, AdoptionMonth.org, and NCFAconference.org and coordinates all of NCFA’s social networks. Find us on Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram! Julie also oversees NCFA's national public service announcement campaigns, press relations, and grassroots advocacy initiatives.
Julie holds a B.A. in Anthropology from Wake Forest University with a minor in Spanish and a post-graduate certificate in Strategic Marketing from UCLA. Prior to NCFA, she worked in a healthcare non-profit, specializing in communicating with donors, press, and web and social media followers. Adoption—especially the adoption of older children—is incredibly important to Julie because her three sisters were adopted as teenagers. Julie resides in Raleigh, North Carolina, with her husband Martin and two dogs Tribble and Deacon.