Julia FurgursonProgram Manager

Julia’s passion to serve the veteran community began in 2016 after interning with Comfort Zone Camp, where she assisted with their bereavement camp for children of Gold Star families. Since then, Julia has searched for more meaningful opportunities to support the veteran community.

After graduating in 2017 from James Madison University with a degree in Public Policy and Administration and a minor in Sociology, Julia began her pursuit of a career as a nonprofit professional. Her experience began with Blue Ridge Court Services, where she worked as a Probation Officer and Re-entry Services Coordinator. Though she enjoyed working one on one with her clients, she continued to search for opportunities to give back to veterans and their families. This led her to her next role as a Fundraising Coordinator for Semper K9, which allowed her to develop her grant writing and management skills. Looking to further her knowledge of the nonprofit sector, Julia found her way to Project Healing Waters in February 2019 and is thrilled to be working with such a dedicated team of staff and volunteers.

A Richmond native currently residing in Arlington, Virginia, you can find Julia with a smile on her face any time she is visiting family in Maine, going to concerts with friends, or taking her lab, Reese, to the river.