The P.E.O. Record September-October 2022 (public)

GALLERYOF presidents

Julie Anne Black Washington

Sally Jane Northrop Wisconsin Sally Forth Together Sally Jane Northrop was born and raised in Menomonie, Wisconsin. She attended the University of Wisconsin-Stout, where she met and married her husband, Rick. Sally Jane was Miss Menomonie 1970 and was invited to be on the Miss Wisconsin Court of Honor in 1971. Sally Jane and Rick have been married 51 years and have two daughters, Melissa Smits and Amy Roberts, who are both members of her chapter, CZ, Green Bay. They have three grandchildren, Randall, Samuel and Sophia Jane. Sally Jane was given the gift of P.E.O. by sisters in Chapter AO of Rhinelander, Wisconsin, and later transferred to Chapter CZ, Green Bay, Wisconsin. Her sister, Linda Lightfoot, is a member of Chapter EI, Burnsville, Minnesota. Sister- in-law Joan Soderberg and niece Tina Aldrich, are both members of Chapter CK, Janesville, Wisconsin. Sally Jane earned a B.S. in elementary education from the University of Wisconsin-Stevens Point and a Master’s in Administrative Leadership from the University of Wisconsin- Milwaukee. She taught grades K-5 and retired in 2010. While teaching first grade, Sally Jane earned the Golden Apple Award in 2005. In her spare time, Sally Jane enjoys crocheting, knitting, quilting, reading, composing music, playing the piano and camping with family. She recently published her first book of music for piano. She and Rick own a 2007 velocity yellow Corvette and enjoy being members of Corvettes of the Bay, a group of Corvette enthusiasts.

Sharon Johnson Wyoming Sisterly Love Inspires Sharon Johnson was born at MacDill Air Force Base, Tampa, Florida. Growing up, she lived in various towns in Colorado, Wyoming, Montana and Kansas. She attended University of Wyoming, where her field of study was initially accounting and business administration. After a few years, Sharon found that she enjoyed working with customers, brokering transactions in the field of sales and marketing. Sharon has been described as an encouraging “people person.” There are many P.E.O.s in her family – her grandmother, mother, two sisters, a niece, many cousins and her daughter, Mysha Mattimoe! Her mother, Ruth DeVore, graduated from Cottey College and recently celebrated her 71st anniversary as a P.E.O. Sharon and her husband, Bill Johnson, are retired and live in Bill’s hometown of Pinedale. Previously, they worked together managing about 130 employees at two trucking terminals. Entrepreneur at heart, she always has a small side business to keep her active. Her husband, Bill, has kept her busy with humanitarian aid whether in Africa, or on the Pine Ridge Indian Reservation. She and Bill enjoy being in God’s great outdoors, hiking, four-wheeling, searching for interesting rocks or other “treasures.” Her greatest love is her family. Between them, Sharon and Bill have three children and five grandchildren. Together they wish to inspire their family to reach outside of their comfort zone and help their community and their country.

P.E.O. – Now & Forever Julie Anne Black was given the gift of P.E.O. in Utah in 2003 when her mentor, Pauli Marr, invited her to a party given by Chapter AE, Sandy. Julie Anne knew about P.E.O. from her grandmother Harriet Black’s involvement in Chapter H, Salt Lake City. She was initiated into Chapter AE in October, and watched as her mother, Denise Perkins, was initiated six months later. Julie Anne relocated to Seattle in 2005 and transferred to Chapter ID. She held multiple offices in her chapter and reciprocity, and served Washington State Chapter as Program Librarian and Historian from 2014-2019 and on the State Sesquicentennial Committee from 2016-2019. She has worked in health care for more than 30 years, providing patient care for 10 years before shifting to administration. She now manages clinical operations for a University of Washington primary care clinic in Seattle. Passionate about removing barriers to health care access, Julie Anne has served on the leadership team for Seattle/King County Clinic, a free four-day pop-up medical, dental and vision clinic, since its inception in 2014. She and her husband, Don Nunn, live in Lake Forest Park, where they love to cook and entertain together.


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