ShareCare Staff Bios
Julie Tarr, Ed.D. (Executive Director)
Dr. Julie Tarr has worked successfully over the last 20 years to implement programs in underserved communities. Julie has special expertise in working with foundations, state agencies and nonprofit organizations on systems evaluation, strategic planning, capacity building and program development in place-based initiatives. Currently, she works part-time as the Executive Director of a nonprofit dedicated to senior citizens in Leelanau County, MI. In addition, she works as a consultant focusing on the nonprofit sector and has worked with many local organizations through the NorthSky Nonprofit Network, a program of Rotary Charities of Traverse City.
Most recently, Julie worked with BerryDunn on a data governance project for the Michigan Office of Great Start. She also has experience with a national foundation where she managed grant making and evaluation at the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation. She received her Doctorate in Education from Rutgers University and a Master’s Degree in Urban Planning and Bachelor of Arts from the University of Illinois-Urbana-Champaign. Julie and her husband, Steven Lee, relocated to Leelanau County from New Jersey in February 2016. They enjoy being in the great outdoors in beautiful Northwest Michigan.
Anne Kelly, RN, BSN (Care Coordinator)
Anne Kelly joined ShareCare in the newly created position of Care Coordinator in 2002. Previously she had been working for Munson Hospice and Home Health for 15 years, both in the field and as the Hospice Patient Care Coordinator.
Anne was born and raised in Ann Arbor, where she received a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from the University of Michigan in 1979. After graduation, Anne held various clinical and home health positions in Ann Arbor, Boston and at the Interlochen Arts Academy, before moving to Suttons Bay in 1987.
Anne & Tom brought up two wonderful children: Emma, an Environmental Educator and Graham, a college student in Ann Arbor.
Debra Wetherbee (Office Manager)
Deb, born and raised in Northport, married her high school sweetheart, Tom. They went to Western Michigan University where Deb earned a Bachelor of Science in Speech Pathology and Audiology. She worked in Kalamazoo as a Speech Clinician with severely mentally and physically impaired children.
In 1992 Deb and Tom returned to Northport to raise their two children. Deb worked at Matheson Greens Golf Course where she was the office manager, and even mowed greens for a summer. She then earned a Master of Arts in Educational Technology from Michigan State University and taught computer science at Northport Public Schools.
When not at work, you'll find Deb sailing on Lake Michigan, rock climbing in Kentucky, creating stained glass panels or best of all, being Grammie Bee to her five grandchildren.