Chatham University

Women Business Leaders Breakfast Series

JulieHera Destefano

JulieHera DeStefano

Born and raised in Pittsburgh, JulieHera is an independent Producer and Filmmaker. A graduate of Pine-Richland High School and Carnegie Mellon University (BFA), she has performed in New York Off-Broadway, in Pittsburgh with the Civic Light Opera and Pittsburgh Playhouse and was seen in the movies The First Wives Club and the Preacher's Wife. She served as the Managing Director and Producer of an award-winning off-Broadway theater company and as the Business Manager of a New York- based film and photography studio whose clients included various celebrities and media organizations.

JulieHera conceived the idea for Journey to Normal in the spring of 2009, and has had the privilege of watching it evolve and take on a life of its own. Slated for release in spring 2013, the film documents the experiences female veterans have rejoining their families and communities after a deployment to the combat zone.