Full Name
Ms Juliana Mercer
Job Title
Director, Veteran Advocacy & Public Policy
Current Employer
Healing Breakthrough
Speaker Bio
Juliana Mercer is a Marine Corps veteran who served her country honorably both in and out of war zones for sixteen years. Over the course of her military career, she deployed to Iraq and Afghanistan. She spent five years providing holistic support to injured Marines recovering at the Wounded Warrior Battalion in San Diego. Since retiring, she has channeled her passion and experience into the Veteran nonprofit arena, where she has actively supported Veteran transition and reintegration into civilian life. With over 20 years of experience working with and serving the veteran population, Juliana is deeply committed to serving their unique interests and needs. She knows what it takes to help them thrive.
In her quest to help fellow veterans and herself heal from years of personal and military trauma, Juliana found relief through an FDA-designated breakthrough therapy that fundamentally changed her life for the better. Having experienced its healing potential firsthand, she now dedicates her time and energy to ensuring that veterans who suffer from complex, chronic PTSD also have access to these therapies. Thus, in her current role as Director of Public Policy for the nonprofit organization Healing Breakthrough, Juliana passionately advocates for the research, training, and deployment of system-wide adoption of MDMA-Assisted Therapy in the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs
Juliana Mercer