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 semi-retire.
Julie has been a Board Member at the “Friends of the Milwaukie Center” for several years. She is a member of Senior Resource Alliance NW and 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 became interested in helping seniors and their families after helping her parents navigate issues related to Alzheimer’s disease and Lewy body dementia. She knows from experience that placing a loved one outside of the home is a difficult decision and one that can be stressful and heartbreaking for the family. Having a caring consultant who has experience and knowledge and has spent time doing a comprehensive analysis of the needs of the client is invaluable. She was fortunate to have been a client of Julie Ouellette who helped the family through a crisis situation with her Dad. Kay comes to NW Senior Resources after working at a Senior Center for 3 years. She brings a passion for quality care and compassion for the families who are doing their best to care for their family member during a difficult time.
Prior to her work in the Senior Center, Kay ran a mentoring program for a local school district recruiting, screening, training, and supporting adult volunteer mentors working with elementary age students.