Julia Langley, Faculty Director, Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program, is a pioneer in the field of arts in medicine. As the first art historian to serve on the faculty of a major university medical center, Julia leads and manages a program of fifteen professional artists-in-residence and two Georgetown University undergraduate student groups. Julia regularly lectures on the importance of the arts in healthcare and in medical education. As a contributor to the growing field of visual literacy, Julia advocates for using art to improve skills of observation, physician-patient and interprofessional communication, bias, and resilience to national and international audiences. Prior to her employment at Georgetown University, Julia worked as a teacher in the Education Department of The National Gallery of Art and as an adjunct professor of art history at Montgomery College. Before moving to the east coast, she was Director of Development at the University of California, San Diego and at the San Diego Museum of Art. She received her undergraduate and graduate degrees at the University of California, Los Angeles, where she specialized in ancient Greek art history.
Noni Ford, Program Manager of the Georgetown Lombardi Arts and Humanities Program, provides administrative support in the development, implementation, and marketing of the Arts and Humanities Program as well as program initiatives. She assists in the preparation and execution of exhibits and events. Noni is a recent graduate of Columbia University, Teachers College with a master’s degree in Arts Administration. She attended St. Mary’s College of Maryland, where she majored in Theater, Film & Media Studies and minored in Gender Studies and Studio Art.
Noni brings her love for the visual and performing arts to the AHP, and her extensive experience working in arts organizations.