Julie Hersh is board president of the Dallas Children’s Theater, an active supporter of the Suicide and Crisis Center, Mental Health America, Empower African Children, and other nonprofit organizations. Hersh worked in high-tech product development and marketing/ sales in Silicon Valley before retiring from a lucrative sales management position after the birth of her first child. A longtime member of the Cooper Center, Hersh ran her first marathon at age forty-eight. She lives with her husband and two children in Dallas, Texas. She speaks frequently to audiences about depression and mental health.