Highly Trained, Tenured Staff

Julia Leza-Gardner, MBA

Utilization Manager

Julia has worked at Serenity Knolls since early 2022. Prior to her transition to Serenity Knolls, she worked with another Acadia facility. It was there that she began working in admissions as an Admission Counselor and then quickly transitioned to Utilization Review in mid-2016.

Julia is a U.S. Army Veteran, having served as a Medic and receiving The Army Commendation Medal. Upon discharge from the military, she returned home to the Midwest, where she completed her B.S. in Electronics Engineering. After graduating in 2007, she returned to CA where she has held a variety of roles and positions. In June 2020, Julia completed her Master of Business Administration with a concentration in Accounting from The University of Phoenix.

Julia enjoys being of service and volunteering her time with her family. She is a current member of the Rotary Club of Calistoga, having served as Club President in 2020-2021, and then as Club Treasurer. Julia is also serving as a board member for the Up Valley Family Center

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