Board of Directors

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Meet Our Board

L’Arche Jacksonville board members not only help guide us, they also connect us to the greater community by telling our story and assisting with fundraising. Contact us for information about joining the board.

Julie Hart

President
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Julie Hirshan Hart is the digital editor for The Laconia Daily Sun in New Hampshire, where she creates opportunities for engagement with readers and the community. She holds a bachelor of arts degree in media production and journalism from Flagler College in St. Augustine. Julie worked in the nonprofit sector for 10 years, with organizations from Girl Scouts of the USA to Meals on Wheels. Julie serves as a captain for The Rising Suns team in the Community Challenge to benefit the Greater Lakes Region Children’s Auction, and as the media sector representative for the Laconia Youth Alliance. She is also a member of the mayor’s Homelesness Task Force in the city of Laconia. When she’s not reading and editing, she enjoys traveling, volunteering, yoga, and enjoying craft beer with her husband, Jeremy.

Stephen Turner

Board Member
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Stephen Turner in a stay at home parent of four children.  He is active in his Catholic parish, serving as the Parish Council chairperson and as a substitute teacher at the parish school.  Each summer since 1997, Stephen has volunteered for a week at Camp I am Special, which is a residential summer camp for children and adults with disabilities.  In 2007, Stephen graduated with an Educational Specialist degree in Counseling and Human Systems and worked as a School Psychologist for public schools.  Stephen hopes to serve the L’Arche community as board member.  His work and volunteer experiences have developed an appreciation for the L’Arche mission and the positive impact the L’Arche community can have on its members and the greater community.

Msgr. Vincent Haut

Treasurer
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Msgr. Haut is originally from Chicago, IL. He attended St. Joseph Academy and Bishop Kenny High School in Jacksonville and received a BA from St. Bernard’s Seminary in Rochester in 1964.  Msgr. Haut attended the Catholic University of Louvain and was ordained for the Diocese of St. Augustine on June 29, 1968. He received a Master’s degree in Social Work from Catholic University of America in 1973.

He has served in the following parishes: Resurrection Parish, Jacksonville, Catholic University of America, Washington, DC, Christ the King Parish, Jacksonville, St. John the Baptist Parish, Atlantic Beach, St. Catherine Parish, Orange Park, and Blessed Trinity Parish, Jacksonville.

Msgr. Haut retired in 2013.  He has served as Diocesan Director of Catholic Charities, Dean, Vicar General, and member of the Diocesan College of Consultors, Priest Personnel Committee, and Presbyteral Council.

When Bishop Snyder came to the Diocese of St. Augustine he directed Msgr. Haut to start work on a plan to respond to the needs of disabled people in parishes. Sister Rita Baum took the lead and soon there were people wanting to open a residence for people in need. They were able to arrange for the Diocese of St. Augustine to offer what had been Saint Mary’s Home for orphaned children and Harbor House began. He has been a fan of L’Arche for a long time. One of his nieces is on the staff of L’Arche USA so it’s a family thing!

Eileen Briggs

Board Member
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Miki McGarry

Board Member
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Sarah Thullbery Proctor

Board Member
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Frank Tassone

Board Member
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Mary Baer

Emeritus
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