Executive Director, Lincoln Hill Retirement Center
Julie Vess has been the Executive Director of Lincoln Hill Retirement Community,
formally know as Stanwood Community and Senior Center since 2016. She oversees
and maintains two quality affordable older adult housing units with 85 apartments. In
addition, she supervises a transportation department with five routes throughout
Snohomish County, a nutrition program for the older adult population, wellness clinic,
and a very active senior center serving the older population of Stanwood. She leads 18
employees, 80 volunteers, and a fleet of 10 vehicles. Recently, Julie and her team have
taken on the fixed route transportation project for North Snohomish County.
Julie helped launch Safe Harbor Free Clinic in 2009, and served as their Executive Director until 2016. She helped put in place the systems for operating a successful free medical clinic providing services to the underserved in North Snohomish County. Julie also was an entrepreneur for a successful bookkeeping business for more than 10 years, providing quality bookkeeping services to nonprofits and small businesses. Julie holds a Non-Profit Management Certificate and is a retired medical professional.
Julie serves on the North County Transportation Coalition, Stanwood Executive Directors, Making Life Work Initiative, Snohomish County Senior Center Directors, Snohomish Human Service Executive Committee, SnoTrac Executive Committee, Stanwood Rotary, and Puget Sound Regional Council Transportation Board. Julie served as Club President for Rotary in 2016 and 2019 and was nominated for Stanwood Woman of the Year in 2011.
Julie has served as an Alternate Board member of the Non Profit Insurance Program (NPIP) since February 2020.