Meet the Team
Founder & Chief Executive Officer
Julie Shrader is married, has one daughter and three grandsons. Julie is the Founder and CEO of Restored Wings and the Restored Wings Recovery Home. As a survivor of sexual abuse, exploitation and domestic violence, Julie’s desire is to provide a safe place where survivors who suffer from complex trauma can begin to heal. Her vision has always been to show every single survivor love and compassion while giving her the freedom to discover who God says she is. Julie prays that going through the Restored Wings short or long-term Program, she will fulfill her lifelong desires and dreams.
Julie helps to raise awareness of all forms of human trafficking in the community and passionately prays to stop the buyers as well as those selling human beings.
Her future plans are to create a home for children and minors and to educate on pornography because if there is no demand, there will be no victims.
Julie enjoys being physically active and makes running a part of her routine as well as lifting weights, reading and quality time with her family.
Chief Financial Officer
Jodi is married, has two adult sons and a new daughter-in-law. She has more than 30 years experience in Chief Financial Officer and Controller roles, working in a variety of industries with an emphasis in not-for-profit. Jodi provides fractional expertise customized to the client’s needs, performing services from day-to-day transactional work, developing fiscal policies and procedures, financial oversight, management and board financial training and reporting, system migrations, to helping start-up companies lay their financial foundation.
She enjoys the outdoors, weightlifting and reading. But most of all spending time with her family.
Janel Reeves is mother to four lovely girls and stepmom to three young men. She married her husband Steve five years ago and became a mother-in-law to her daughter’s new husband as well. Janel started her career in radio straight out of high school and stuck to it over several decades. Her move over to Restored Wings reflects her heart for those who are hurting. Over the years, she has frequently served in the children’s department at church and she enjoys trying new recipes in her home kitchen.
Human Resource Manager
Carla Brown is a tremendous blessing to this organization! Carla started with us as a dedicated volunteer and how has moved into Human Resources. Carla is dependable and shows up consistently with a big beautiful smile on her face.
Samantha is Hawaii born and Iowa raised, and the youngest of five siblings.
She has had a passion for human trafficking awareness, prevention, and recovery since the beginning of high school.
She has periodically volunteered with Restored Wings and various other anti-human trafficking organizations, but a mission trip to Cambodia and Thailand solidified her desire to help survivors in her own community.
She found the opportunity for a full-time position at RW and is thrilled to join the team.
In her free time, she loves to bake and cook and starting in the fall she will start pursuing a degree in mortuary science.