Our Leadership

The inception of Green Compassion Network probably happened more than 25 years ago with the beginning of a friendship.

Anne and Julia were introduced by their husbands who had met each other in college. The women formed an instant connection based on their new marriages, the anticipation of children, and lots of laughter. For over two decades, they have raised their families in the same community, supported one another in personal growth, shared common friendships, socialized and vacationed together. They also share qualities of kindness, empathy, and regard. With Anne’s and Julia’s respective interests in nursing and counseling, the women understand compassion’s work and frequently exchange stories of success and challenge in their chosen fields. It seems only natural that these two women would form a company based on the history of their trusted sisterhood.

Julia Appleby

Julia Appleby


Founder and Managing Partner

Julia Appleby is a board certified (NCC-National Certified Counselor) Licensed Professional Clinical Counselor with Supervision designation (LPCC-S) and TeleBehavioral Health practitioner (TBHI). She is a member of the American Counseling Association, the Ohio Counseling Association, and the Ohio Mental Health Counselors Association. Julia earned her Masters Degree from the University of Akron and Walsh University. Since 1992, she has been providing clinical counseling services to individuals, children and adolescents, couples, families, and groups. She has practiced in a variety of settings including community mental health, schools, hospitals, and her private practice. Julia holds over 25 years of clinical experience in assessment, diagnosis, and treatment of disorders in mood, behavior, personality, and addiction.

As a behavioral health clinician, she has had the privilege of helping individuals to find meaning, restore balance, and to achieve a greater sense of well-being. In her opinion, this is best accomplished by considering the whole person; their unique set of circumstances including the physical, emotional, mental, social, spiritual and environmental influences that affect their health. Clearly, one size does not fit all. Rather, a personalized approach that makes use of all available and appropriate therapies seems to achieve the greatest results. As a proponent of the accessibility of medical cannabis, Julia recognizes that it may not be for everyone, yet it has been successful for so many. When used as an alternative or as a complement to conventional medicine, the health benefits of medical cannabis are astounding. Empowering individuals to manage their own health promotes a sense of control which is key to one’s overall wellness and quality of life. Therefore, having the option of medical cannabis treatment makes good health sense. Julia is grateful that she has been guided to facilitate this endeavor.

Anne Shingleton

Anne Shingleton


Anne Shingleton is a board certified Adult Nurse Practitioner and a board certified Wound Specialist. Anne earned her Doctorate in Nursing Practice from Kent State University. Anne has been practicing adult and geriatric medicine since 2002. Her experience has been in various settings including private practice in primary care medicine, geriatric rehabilitation, long-term care, assisted living, dementia care, and as a wound care consultant/specialist. Anne has been involved in research concentrating on an interdisciplinary approach to geriatric rehabilitation; and she is currently active in the Geriatric Fellowship program at Summa Health (Akron, Ohio) providing wound care education to the Geriatric Fellows. She is a member of the Ohio Association of Advanced Practice Nurses and is a Diplomate of the American Board of Wound Management.


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