Julie Ouellette has been in Healthcare for almost her entire career. She started in 1988 in a Pharmaceutical Sales position. She was the Number 1 sales person in the entire nation for two years out of an 11-year career.
Julie transitioned to senior housing in 2001. She has been a Director of Sales and Marketing, an Administrator for both Assisted Living and Memory Care, a Regional Manager in Operations, as well as helping open a new Home Care Agency. She held all these positions with just two companies. In 2012, Julie went to work for Nancy Raske at NW Senior Resources. In Oct. 2015, Julie purchased NW Senior Resources when Nancy chose to retire.
Julie has been a Board Member at the “Friends of the Milwaukie Center” for several years. She is a member of the Oregon Senior Referral Agency Association. It is Julie’s goal to help seniors and their families find settings to meet their physical and psycho-social needs while finding comfort and security.
What started out as helping my own mom through the last stages of her life turned into a passion for helping seniors and their families. I have had the privilege of working in independent living, assisted living, and memory care communities as the Director of Marketing. With over six years of experience in the senior housing industry my goal is to provide a comprehensive personal service for families. Having a caring consultant come alongside you during this transition time to find appropriate living arrangements can relieve some of the stress families feel. I will take into consideration a person’s physical, emotional and geographic needs during the research process.
Before coming to the senior industry I worked with special needs children in an elementary school setting. I was responsible for daily lessons, behavioral management and developing creative learning instructions for the children.
Kay’s interest in working with seniors began years ago while coordinating the RSVP Program (Retired and Senior Volunteer Program) for Clackamas county. Her goal is to serve you and your loved ones by helping you navigate the many choices in senior housing and connecting you to resources that can support you in this journey. She knows from experience that placing a loved one outside of the home can be a difficult decision. She assisted her parents in their journey with Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. She brings a passion for quality care and compassion for the families she works with.
Kay came to NW Senior Resources in early 2016 after working as the Resource Development Manager for a nonprofit doing community outreach and fundraising for a Senior Center for 3 years. Prior to her work in the Senior Center, Kay was a caregiver for her father, ran a mentoring program for a local school district and had a career in human resource and volunteer management.
Kay has a Bachelor of Science degree in Psychology from Portland State University.