Julie Jones

Director of Performance Learning 

Professional Experience

Julie serves as the Director of Performance Learning for Ruck Shockey Associates, a foodservice operational consulting firm. She uses her experience leading and building individual leaders and teams to create learning content and skill development activities for operational leaders.
Julie has significant experience developing high performing teams, talent, and strategic vision while serving as the Director of Food and Nutrition Services at The Ohio State University Wexner Medical Center (WMC), a 7-hospital system in Columbus, Ohio. She served as the Director for more than fourteen years before retiring in 2018. Julie’s strengths lie in translating ideas into practice, directing teams, and developing a positive work culture. She and her team won many awards for innovative design, service delivery, and technology applications.

Julie has a strong commitment to learning and development, and more than 65% of leader and administrative talent were promoted from within the department during her tenure. She was recognized with three separate Excellence in Leadership awards from Ohio State and was a course facilitator for many WMC leadership courses and workshops.

Julie has also been an adjunct faculty member in the School of Health and Rehabilitation Sciences at Ohio State University since 2015, teaching healthcare foodservice management and leadership in healthcare in their undergraduate and graduate programs. She is a frequent presenter on career development strategies for dietetics students and has earned teaching endorsements from Ohio State.

Julie has presented nationally for associations, corporations, and academic programs on leadership and healthcare foodservice. She has served as President for the Ohio Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics and the Association for Healthcare Foodservice. Julie has received the highest awards from these Associations for both leadership and the advancement of practice in the field. She has been awarded the IFMA Silver Plate for Healthcare Foodservice in 2015, recognizing the best in operational talent for the industry.

Selected Project Experience

  • Lee Health
  • Thomas Jefferson Hospital
  • Johns Hopkins Health

  • Cleveland Clinic
  • St Jude Children's Hospital and Research Institute 


  • Certified Professional Talent Development
  • Registered, Licensed Dietitian
  • Ohio State University Teaching Endorsements
  • Certified Facilitator, DDI Learning

Affiliations & Awards

  • Academy of Nutrition and Dietetics (AND)
  • Association for Healthcare Foodservice (AHF)
  • Association for Talent Development (ATD)
  • Silver Plate for Healthcare Foodservice – International Foodservice Manufacturers Association, May 2015
  • Lifetime Achievement Award – Association for Healthcare Foodservice, June 2016


  • AND Council on Future Practice Core Think Tank
  • Invited Speaker, National, and Regional Conferences and Corporations


Master of Science – Nutrition,
The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH

Bachelor of Science – Allied Health Professions,
The Ohio State University – Columbus, OH