Julie Jones Manning is Vice President for Development, Marketing and Public Relations at Samaritan Health Services, a regional health system based in Corvallis, Oregon. In addition to her responsibilities at Samaritan Health, Julie completed a four-year term as Mayor of Corvallis in December 2014. Julie received the Leadership Award of Merit from the Oregon Mayors’ Association in September 2014.
Prior to joining Samaritan Health in 1985, Julie served as a high school and college instructor in journalism and mass media, as a daily newspaper reporter, and as Assistant Press Secretary to former Oregon Gov. Vic Atiyeh. Julie received a bachelor’s degree in Communications from Lewis and Clark College in Portland and a master’s degree in Print Journalism from Boston University. She holds national accreditation in public relations (APR) and national certification as a fundraising executive (CFRE).
Julie is an active community volunteer. She is a past president of the Corvallis Area Chamber of Commerce, the Rotary Club of Greater Corvallis and United Way of Benton County. She currently serves as board co-chair of the Early Learning Hub of Linn, Benton and Lincoln counties and is a board member of the Benton Community Foundation and the Center for Nonprofit Stewardship. She was named Corvallis’ Junior First Citizen in 1997 and Corvallis’ First Citizen in 2005.