Julie Santos-Sanchez has 15 years of experience launching and designing projects, nonprofits and startups with teams from almost every continent on the planet. Julie believes solutions stem from creating spaces for genuine human connection; where our differences become integral components to innovation and positive change. More...
Workshop and Talks
Inclusion: Prepare your organization for a diverse team.
Employer Branding: Opportunities to market to your future employees.
Recruiting: Create an equitable and empowering hiring process.
Distributive Philanthropy: How to democratize grant-making.
Decentralized Teams: Build organizational culture in a decentralized org.
People Operations: Create systems and process with stakeholder participation.
Working with Julie
Founder, Afya Foundation
Julie's deep compassion and understanding combined with an ability to engage many in her vision are skills rarely seen. Her impressive leadership have resulted in amazing accomplishments.
COO, JPHRO (now CORE)
Julie’s work with JPHRO exemplified her ability to work with and connect with people from any walk of life. Julie is an innovative and thoughtful project manager. She was an integral part of our success.
Co-Founder, The Pollination Project
Julie's versatility stems from her ability to support and lift anyone she encounters, as well as her keen ability to understand organizational needs/desires and then offer plans to execute.
Julie Santos-Sanchez has 15 years of experience launching and designing projects, nonprofits and startups with teams from almost every continent on the planet. Julie believes solutions stem from creating spaces for genuine human connection; where our differences become integral components to innovation and positive change. Julie’s theory on human connection and diversity grew from her experience in disaster relief. Julie has ran logistics and operations virtually and on the ground for a dozen natural and man-made disasters around the globe working. Each one requiring her to work closely alongside large organizations like United Nations, scaling intimately with independent community activists on the ground and partnering alongside brand names such as Sean Penn.
With a desire to build systems that level the power dynamic between communities on the ground and the world of philanthropy trying to support them, Julie began working in the space of grassroots grant making. She served as the Associate Director of The Pollination Project, a foundation that funds grassroots grant-making across the globe and later ran a consulting business for 8 years advising and supporting philanthropic orgs looking to push paradigms and democratize grand-making.
Julie Santos and President Bill Clinton, Haiti 2010
In 2020, Julie took on the role of Head of Human Resources (HR) at The Multidisciplinary Association for Psychedelic Studies (MAPS) where she successfully built the HR and People Operations Department from the ground up during a time of tremendous growth and a global pandemic. After watching the field of psychedelics grow exponentially, Julie left MAPS and founded Chicha Collective, a company that focuses on building safe and inclusive work spaces in the field of psychedelics and other emerging industries.
After years of working with and around trauma, Julie sees how psychedelics play a key role in ensuring our collective healing and that human connection, when weaved by diverse human experiences, is the foundation for building sustainable solutions to some of our biggest problems.