Board of Trustees

The Board Members of Family Promise of Juneau are the support beams of our agency.  They monitor all operations, plan and organize fundraising events, set the policies for the organization, oversee finances, and jump in whenever we're short on volunteers. Our Board Members are deeply committed to making our program thrive, and they use their diverse backgrounds and incredible leadership skills to help address the needs of homeless families in Juneau.

Deborah Spencer

Board Chair

 She is thrilled to be joining the Family Promise Board! As an elementary school counselor, she has been amazed at the wrap-around support and life-changing results that FP families receive. She is excited to support this work. Her husband and her have only been in Juneau for 8 years, but have lived in Southeast for over 30 each. She was a teacher in Pelican for 12 years and "retired" to tender troll salmon and be self-employed

Carrie McCauley

Vice Chair

Carrie works as a medical coder in Juneau. She enjoys sorting things and prefers to spend her time outside hiking and being active. Carrie is excited to help local families who are experiencing homelessness.

Shane Carson


Alaskan born and raised, moved to Juneau in 2008, and is currently working for the State of Alaska, Department of Revenue.  His primary work responsibilities have included public equity, real assets, and alternative asset class investing. He is currently serving on the Investment Committee for the University of Alaska Foundation. He received his BBA in Management and Organizations and MBA in Capital Markets from the University of Alaska Fairbanks.

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Carol May


After 10 years in the field of biomedical engineering and research, she moved to Juneau in 1996 and has been a teacher in the Juneau School District for 24 years. She currently teaches math and computer science, coaches robotics, and advises the TMHS National Honor Society.  It was through NHS that she became involved in FPJ by taking 1 week/semester to be hosts and make meals. She was not confident it would go well, but the high school students loved contributing their time, making meals, and entertaining the children. She has a 20-year old daughter that was introduced to Family Promise through NHS, and continues to volunteer with them in Bozeman, where she is a junior at MSU

Kayla Wisner

Board Member/Bookkeeper

Kayla moved to Juneau in 2001. She calls this place home with her husband and two daughters. Currently employed with the State of Alaska as Comptroller, overseeing all accounting for the invested state and pension assets. After receiving her BBA from the University of Alaska Southeast, she continued her education  with Auburn University where she received her Master’s in Accounting. She is also a Certified Public Accountant. 

Lisa lindeman

Board Member

Joined the board in early 2018.  She retired in September 2017 after 36 years as a federal attorney with 27 of those in Juneau as head of NOAA General Counsel's Alaska office.  Lisa is married to Randy Coleman, and they have two daughters and a year-old puppy that keeps them quite busy.  She enjoys yoga and hiking and other activities Juneau offers.  Lisa strongly supports the mission of Family Promise and the hope it brings to families and children experiencing homelessness in Juneau.

Vickie Gartley

Board Member

Juneau has been her home since 2005 and she can’t imagine living anywhere else. After years of being an office manager, she got her Realtor's license in 2006 and very soon realized this is what she was meant to do as she love houses and people. She co-founded & co-owns Platinum Real Estate Group while also serving on many boards and committees.  She's been married to Todd Gartley, who works for CBJ, for 14 years. She has 3 children, 6 grandchildren and a great granddaughter who all reside in Washington State. She believe everyone deserves a roof over their head and is very passionate about Family Promise.  She feels so blessed for what she has and wants to give back in any way that she can.

Jane Johnson

Board Member

Jane is Juneau born and raised.  She loves her family and friends, and enjoys social times. That makes Covid extremely difficult, but having 5 grandkids, living with 3 and seeing the other 2 on weekends and school breaks keeps her busy!  She was taught to have an open mind and not everyone has to value the same! Just need to be kind!!

David Morris

Board Member

David was born in Colorado and loved ranching, rodeo, and camping. He joined the Coast Guard as a subsistence specialist and Rescue swimmer for 4 years. Then he worked on the Alaska Marine Highway in many positions and retired in 2011 after 30 years.
Currently, he works as a head life guard and swimming instructor/ coach, teaching 5th graders how to swim and he's the facility manager at Chapel by the Lake.

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Loren Jones

Board Member

Loren has resided in Juneau since 1975. Loren worked for the State of Alaska for 27 years, and has served in multiple leadership positions in our community, including the Juneau Assembly. Loren has much experience to offer Family Promise of Juneau and is excited about the work we do.

Becky Monagle

Board Member

Becky is a transplant to Juneau of over 25 years, and she works for the State of Alaska. Becky enjoys walking her dog and is grateful for friends and her health. Becky looks forward to helping Family Promise of Juneau and the families we serve however she can.

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Board Members Emeriti

Soapy Lingle

Board Member Emeriti

Soapy was a long time realtor in Juneau before retiring.  His relationship with the realty community was and continues to be a natural connection for Family Promise.  He is also a good friend and a friendly van driver for our guests.

Tari Stage-Harvey

Board Member Emeriti

Founder of FPJ and pastor at Shepherd of the Valley Church. Tari's husband is a police officer, her kids are brilliant, and her dog Cassiopeia is delightful. She juggles rubber chickens and has four real chickens who have survived multiple bear encounters.

Pat McLear

Board Member Emeriti

Pat is an active Juneau community member. She can often be found volunteering at Family Promise or in her garden cultivating surprisingly large turnips. She has been with FPJ since the beginning and tells our story with passion and conviction.

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