Jump IN Announces New Leadership

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Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids) Julie Burns (photo courtesy Jump IN for Healthy Kids)

Indianapolis-based Jump IN for Health Kids has named Julie Burns chief executive officer. Burns, who has served as head of program operations for the organization since 2014, succeeds Ron Gifford.

Gifford has served in the role since 2014. He will remain with Jump IN as a part-time senior advisor for strategic initiatives and a member of the organization's Leadership Council.

"Julie’s professional experience, combined with her passion for our mission, make her the perfect person to lead Jump IN at this phase of its development," said Gifford. "As we reflected on Jump IN’s leadership needs as we moved from strategic planning into implementation, it became clear that the initiative needed a leader who has the experience to operationalize these strategies and manage the implementation of the interventions we’ve identified. Julie has done exactly that throughout her career."

Jump IN says Gifford will continue to oversee the organization's initiatives in its Greater Lawrence/Far Eastside pilot project and related to its food access work.

Additionally, the organization has named Mark Nagy, vice president of global patient outcomes & real world evidence at Indianapolis-based Eli Lilly and Co. (NYSE: LLY), co-chair of Jump IN's Leadership Council and Executive Committee. Virginia Caine, director of the Marion County Health Department, will continue as co-chair.

Nagy succeeds Roche Diagnostics CEO Jack Phillips, who has served in the role since Jump IN's founding. Gifford called Phillips a "tireless ambassador" of the organization.

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