Julie Hart Peoples and her husband, Ron, relocated to Jacksonville from Champaign, IL, in 2013, so that Julie could join HFM to assist her sister, Jane, who was then the Executive Director. Julie worked over 25 years in public education as an educator at both the elementary and university levels. In 2010, Julie felt a call to leave the education profession and return to school to earn a Master’s degree in Social Work. She has since worked as a Clinical Counselor and is now usually the first voice clients hear when they call for help from HFM. Julie and Ron have four grown children who live in California and Illinois. Ron is a very active volunteer with HFM, and the couple feels very blessed to be able to serve others and have an opportunity to spend a great deal of time enjoying nature and walking the beaches of Florida.