Board of Trustees

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Jonathan Jacoby

President

Jonathan is a native of Stockton, but only returned to live here four years ago after retirement.  He is a member of Temple Israel in Stockton.  He was drawn to the work of Family Promise because of its interfaith community approach to serving the homeless and a growing need of programs in the county.  His involvement with FPSJC began in 2017.

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Sharon Jarvis

Vice President 

Sharon is a retired lawyer who moved to Stockton 18 years ago. She has been involved with FPSJC since its inception, and is committed to helping homeless children and their families get back on their feet and into permanent housing. Sharon also chairs the Development Team.

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Mary Bullard

Secretary

Mary is a retired R.N. having received a B.S. in Nursing from the University of Washington. Stockton has been her home since 1964 and she has worked at Dameron Hospital, UOP's Student Health Center, and Deuel Vocational Center. She is an active member of First Unitarian Universalist Church and has worn many "hats" of leadership over the years.

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Jackie Bennett

Treasurer

Jackie retired in 2015 after a 30+ year career as a Licensed Optician. Her work included 20 years as an Office/Optical Manager. In these positions, she managed a budget, presented monthly and yearly reports on profit/loss, production, etc., and performed staff training and reviews. Her experience prepared her in many ways to become part of our Financial Team.

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Matt Taia

Trustee at Large

Matthew is a life-long Stockton resident who has studied and worked throughout the city. He is a graduate of the Drivon School of Law and recently passed the California Bar Exam. Matthew is driven to use his professional development and education to improve the community around him. He began working with Family Promise in grants/project development and will use his experience to assist Family Promise in accomplishing their organizational goals.

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Leroy Carter

Trustee at Large

Leroy is a retired Materials Manager and is an active member at Transformed Through Hope Ministries. Every other Saturday his days are filled working with the bread of Life organization where he delivers food to needy families. Leroy and his wife are proud foster parents and legal guardians to 3 children.

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Rev. David Bennett

Trustee at Large

Rev. David served Central United Methodist Church in Stockton for 10 years before retiring in 2013. He serves in leadership roles on three regional United Methodist nonprofit boards which support the spiritual, emotional, and financial needs of retired clergy. Dave and his wife, Jackie, are the Family Promise Coordinators for the Central UMC and have long been committed to issues of justice and equality. They also try to spend as much time as they can with their granddaughter in Roseville.

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Temple Gallagher

Trustee at Large

Temple works as the Office Administrator at Holy Cross UMC and as a Project Manager for a Contractor. Her passion is to help those in need. When she learned about Family Promise SJC, she immediately knew it was her new calling. She has served as PTA President, Little League President, and chaired many committees at church. Temple has been married for over 25 years and loves traveling, cooking, sewing, gardening, and spending time with her son who is currently attending a master’s program at UOP.