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Center for Spiritual Care

Integrating Body, Mind, Spirit & Creativity

Debbie Avery

Debbie Avery, a dynamic presence at St. Francis Manor, brings wide non-profit experience to the board. She transformed the operations of the Cortez Cultural Center in Colorado, completely turning around its financial positioning at the same time she strengthened its program and its reputation in the community. She went on to perform similar feats at the St. Thomas Historical Trust in the U.S. Virgin Islands. She is on the board of Main Street Vero Beach as one of their officers and is Secretary of Rotary Club of Vero Beach Sunrise.

Bob Howlett

Robert Howlett, Ed.D., whose professional life revolved around education and who is a former New Jersey Superintendent of Schools, also has focused for many years on spirituality. He holds certificates in Pastoral Studies from the Blanton-Peale Institute and in Spiritual Direction from the Archdiocese of Newark. He is an experienced retreat director and has presented workshops and lectured on various aspects of spirituality throughout the Northeast and on the West Coast. His degrees are from Maryknoll, Hofstra and Nova University.

Jim Beindorf

Jim Beindorf is a licensed CPA with Offutt Barton Schiltt, LLC, Certified Public Accountants.  He holds a B.S. from Auburn University and an M.A in Accounting from Millsaps College.  Jim has extensive experience with charitable organizations including Habitat for Humanity, Boys and Girls Clubs and the Red Cross.  He is also a member of Beta Alpha Psi, the honorary society for accounting and financial information professionals.

Shotsi LaJoie

Charlotte 'Shotsi' Cain Lajoie is the proud mother of three adult sons. She is a  psychological educator and consulting coach as well as a practicing psychotherapist since 2005,. She is an adjunct professor in  business and human services in the undergraduate degree' and in counseling in post=graduate degree, She currently serives on the Indian River Rowing Club/s board of directors.  Served on the Samaritan Center Board and Catholic Charities advisory board.

Richard Schlitt

Richard Schlitt is a certified spiritual director and local businessman. He has done extensive work with troubled youth and youth mission projects. He has facilitated men’s and parenting groups and currently serves as Director of Youth Ministry for Youth On a Mission in Vero Beach. He is a local painting contractor and has lived in Vero Beach most of his life.