Julie is the Executive Director of PATH Inc. and founder of the PATH Enrichment Center. Under her watch PATH has become a non-profit, established a working staff, created a survivor support fund, and grown in public awareness. According to a colleague, Julie’s dedication and vision have provided a warm and understanding environment for women and children who are exploited or at risk of being exploited. Her demeanor reassures everyone of their importance and is truly the “medicine” in their healing. To Julie Palmer, Zonta International says “Thank you for stepping forward to help recognize and eliminate an emerging crisis in today’s world. Her passion, commitment, and dedication are an inspiration to all of us.” The Zonta International Club of Orchard Park and Hamburg give the Yellow Rose Award in recognition of Julie’s accomplishments and for being a role model for women everywhere.