Julie Bashford

Council Member since 2023


Julie Bashford is a seasoned Human Resources Professional and People Leader equipped to guide and support teams toward individual, team and organization-wide success. Julie describes herself as a strategic thinker, tactical planner, people champion, juggler and sounding board. She enjoys getting to know people as people, with unique sets of hopes and desires, both professionally and personally and partnering with them to design engaging and effective career pathways.

Julie joins the Rainforest Trust Council following a 20-year corporate HR career in sectors ranging from finance to tech to market research and strategy. Her intentional shift to the nonprofit world and to Rainforest Trust, in particular, stems from enlightening field volunteer work with Rainforest Trust partner, Osa Conservation, in Costa Rica where great strides have been made to replant and preserve critically important rainforest and ocean habitat.

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