Community Home Health & Hospice (Community) announces the promotion of Gift Planning Manager Julie Rinard, CFRE to the position of Development Director. In her new role she will be responsible for overseeing the fundraising and marketing activity of Community as well as Hospice Thrift Shop. Community President & CEO, Greg Pang states, “Julie obtained a demanding CFRE certification (Certified Fund Raising Executive) two years ago and the results she’s been able to achieve for our agency, mission and patients have been remarkable. Julie was raised in this area and has many connections throughout Southwest Washington, it has been an honor to see her grow into this new role right here at home. ”
Rinard joined Community in 2008 as Development Coordinator. Rinard attended Lower Columbia College and graduated from the Lower Columbia Leadership Academy. She is a member of: Association of Fundraising Professionals, Northwest Planned Giving Roundtable, Kelso Rotary, Sewing & Textile Volunteers of Cowlitz County, Longview ’23 Club and is Board President of Kelso Longview Chamber of Commerce.
In her free time Rinard enjoys community events, travel, hiking, sewing and crafts and her dachshund Buster who volunteers as a Pet Partner, visiting Community Hospice Care Center patients. Together Rinard and Buster also promote Hospice Thrift Shop, Community’s Pets for Hospice calendar and walk in community parades.