Julie Shaw

Julie Shaw

Executive Director
Brief info

Julie Shaw is the Executive Director for SAIL, the Disability Network of the U.P. She has been dedicated to enhancing and improving services for people living with a disability throughout the Upper Peninsula, while providing oversight to program development and human resources. Julie was born and raised in the U.P. and has chosen to continue to live here as she appreciates the beauty in the four seasons with fall being her favorite. She attended Northern Michigan University for Special Education and has a strong background in programming. She has been a strong advocate for independent living in her roles for the past 19 years.




A Few Kind Words

"Disability Network has allowed me to share ways to deal with social issues, given me new ideas about technology and other accommodations, helped me to share and release stress, and increased my self esteem."

Geri Taeckens

"As an intern at SAIL, I have been able to direct many people toward programs or organizations that may help people live more independently. Every time a goal is accomplished, the feeling of success is totally noticeable. Even with one client at a time, the community is noticing that this organization cares about our clients and the communities in which they serve."

Jennifer Webber

"I want to improve acceptance, community integration and employment opportunities for people in my community who have disabilities. They are individuals with strengths and challenges just like everyone else."

Kris Keranen
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