- Board Member
Julie Heine’s hometown is Vermillion, SD and she is a proud 1983 VHS alumna. After graduating from high school, for her freshman year, she attended St. Cloud State University and then transferred to South Dakota State University to obtain a B.A. in English Education. Her M.A. is from the University of South Dakota as a Reading Specialist. Julie taught junior high in Alcester-Hudson School District and middle school in the Vermillion School District. Following her classroom experience, she worked for the North Central Association which is an accreditation agency for K-12 schools. Currently she is the secretary at the USD Children’s Center and is enjoying the opportunity to work with children again.
Julie was raised in the belief that service is of utmost importance. She has spent her life in numerous volunteer capacities. Previously Julie has been active in Clay County 4-H, Vermillion Food Pantry and St. Agnes Church and School. She is currently on the board for the Vermillion Civic Council and part of the ESA Theta Omega.
Tim, Julie’s husband, farms with his family. They have three grown sons – Luke, Gerrit and Seth, a lovely daughter-in-law, Katie, and two wonderful grandchildren – Max and Atleigh. Julie is excited to join the Dakota Hospital Foundation Board and follow in the footsteps of her mother, Gayle Bliss (DHF board member 2014 - 2019) to continue this community support.