Shevlin Family

Julie Shevlin at the innaugral Pacific Northwest Walk Strong to Cure JM event

Julie Shevlin


Cure JM is excited to welcome Julie Shevlin to the Board of Directors. Julie and her family live outside of Seattle and have been involved with Cure JM since 2009 when her daughter Tessa was diagnosed with JDM at the age of four.

“I’m thrilled to have Julie join the BOD,” says Cure JM Chairman Rhonda McKeever. “She brings great passion and creativity to make a difference. She’s also been a proven leader of many very successful events and leading the important Family Support Network for Cure JM.”

Since Tessa’s diagnosis Julie has been an instrumental part of many Cure JM efforts. Julie is currently the Director of Cure JM’s Family Support Network which offers peer-support to 2,900 Cure JM families around the world. Julie and her husband Justyn have also led many exceptional fundraising efforts, raising nearly $200,000 for JM research. They are Walk Chairs for the Pacific Northwest “Walk Strong to Cure JM,” have held a very successful auction and dinner at the Seattle Space Needle, a bowl and skate party, five annual garage sales, and participation in countless online family fundraising campaigns.

“From our first experiences with Cure JM, my husband and I have always been impressed with how inspiring and uplifting Cure JM is,” says Julie. “The more involved we have been with Cure JM, the more hope we see for JM families and it’s exciting to be a part of it.”

Julie received her BS and MS in Nutrition from Seattle Pacific University and Central Washington University. She works part-time as a pediatric dietitian where she enjoys supporting young families and children with special needs. Her husband, Justyn, works as a firefighter paramedic and they have two children, Tessa (age 12), and Lochlan (age 10). In their spare time they enjoy wake boarding, and traveling, especially to Justyn’s homeland Australia.