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Ms. Dodge has over twenty years experience working in non profit organizations, primarily as a senior and executive manager.  She has worked in youth addiction treatment and prevention, rape crisis, violence prevention, school success, community economic, juvenile crime prevention, and general mental health and social services.  Her passion is prevention, or, better stated, supporting the development of healthy kids, families and communities. She is a talented leader, manager, trainer, and grant writer.  She is noted for her quick wit, insight, and intelligence.

Ms. Dodge has worked on the front end of some exciting implementation projects.  She was one of the founders of the Sexual Assault Response Team in Long Beach, California, a multi-disciplinary initiative to reduce duplication of efforts and improve services for survivors of sexual assault.  She also helped to implement the Long Beach Juvenile Crime Prevention Project.  She has developed several innovative projects for child abuse and domestic violence prevention working with children and families.  Programs under her leadership have grown in funding partnerships and effectiveness, and she is considered a leader in substance abuse prevention in Oregon.

In addition to her non profit work, Ms. Dodge has served in both paid and volunteer positions for a variety of churches since she was a teen.  She wrote her master’s thesis on the Church and Community, assessing what motivates churches to engage in community service, and how.  Ms. Dodge is an alumni of Leadership Long Beach, a year long leadership development program for community leaders.

Ms. Dodge is also an experienced teacher and trainer.  Since 1996, she has served as adjunct faculty for several colleges and universities, including Concordia University and Lewis & Clark College.  She teaches courses on addictions, prevention, sociology, and general social work practice. 

Her community work has included serving on the Board of Directors of several non-profit organizations, Women’s Advisory Board for the Long Beach (CA) Police Department, and as the Treatment Fellow for Multnomah County’s Reclaiming Futures initiative.  She holds a bachelor’s degree in Christian Education from Biola University, and a Master of Social Welfare with an emphasis on administration and planning from the University of California—Los Angeles.   

Consultant & Founder


Julie A. Dodge, MSW