Director of Strategy and Development, IndianaJulie Carter grew up in Southern Indiana, where she continues to reside with her husband and son. She received her Bachelor’s Degree in Addictions Counseling from Indiana Wesleyan University in 2012, and in 2016 received her Master’s Degree from Ball State University in Applied Behavior Analysis. Julie joined the Benchmark team in 2019 as Director of Development for Indiana. In October, 2020, Julie began serving as the Director of Strategy and Development for the Indiana team. Prior to joining Benchmark, Julie spent 11 years employed by another therapeutic foster care agency serving in various roles including Executive Director, Development Director, and Regional Director. Julie serves as President for the local CASA Board and is also a CASA volunteer. In her free time, she enjoys riding horses and spending time with the variety of animals that the family raises.