Julie Joncas joined Harvard Medical School as chief financial officer in January 2022. She is responsible for overseeing all aspects of managing the School's annual budget of more than $800 million. Joncas leads the Office of Finance, ensuring the financial sustainability of HMS and helping to advance critical investments in the School's research and education mission. As a strategic partner to senior administrative and department leadership, she provides financial counsel in support of the institutional priorities, infrastructure, and evolving needs of HMS.
An experienced and versatile executive, Joncas has more than 20 years of financial and operational management expertise honed primarily at academic medical institutions in Boston. She served most recently as the system vice-president of finance and CFO for Boston Medical Center. Prior to that, she worked for Tenet HealthCare in a variety of leadership roles, including serving as CFO of MetroWest Medical Center. Joncas also has extensive research finance and operations experience from her nine-year tenure with Mass General Brigham, where she served as administrative director for the laboratory animal research program and then as director of research finance, overseeing all budgeting and financial planning for MGB’s $1.3 billion research enterprise. Joncas holds an MBA from Harvard Business School and a bachelor’s degree in business administration from Boston University.