Deacon Armand has served on the board of directors since 2007.
Deacon Armand acquired an undergraduate degree in business administration and marketing at North Adams State College, and recently earned a Master’s Degree in Theology from St. Leo’s University. His 43-year career was spent working in the paper packaging industry, as well as the high-tech computer and the petrol chemical industries.
In the later years of his career, he served as President and CEO of two public firms and started his own company as well. Armand then began his own high graphic printing company and owned/operated it for 4 years, until he sold that company to a major corporation. For 19 years, Armand served as National Account Sales Manager for Packaging Corp. of America, one of America’s largest paper packaging companies in the U.S.
Armand and his wife Kathy call Orlando home. Armand and Kathy have two young adult daughters. Armand was ordained a Deacon in the Catholic Church in June 2017 and serves the faithful of St. Andrew Catholic Church in Orlando, FL.
Jeff LaPeters has been a supporter and volunteer board member with JMJ Pregnancy Center for over 8 years. He works as a department manager for maintenance and engineering with Walt Disney Parks and Resorts based in Orlando, FL and is a 10-year veteran of the US Navy Submarine Force.
Residing in Orlando, Jeff and his family are parishioners of Holy Family Catholic Church where their three children attend school. He holds a BS in Nuclear Engineering Technology from Thomas Edison State University and an MBA from Florida State University.
Patrick is one of America’s most accomplished Catholic journalists, public speakers, and thought leaders. The winner of more than two dozen awards from the Catholic Press Association, he received the coveted Cardinal O’Connor Award for Pro-Life Journalism from Priests for Life in 2007. He has written for magazines and newspapers across North America and Europe, and has been published in five languages. In 2016, he founded NovaMedia, a boutique PR and marketing firm for Catholic clients. He previously worked as Vice President of Coalition Relations at Cardinal Newman Society and as Editor-In-Chief of Legatus Magazine.
Born and raised in Canada, Patrick earned a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Saskatchewan and was trained in journalism at the Southern Alberta Institute of Technology. He’s traveled to 26 countries and was blessed to kiss the ring of Pope St. John Paul II four times—and he made Pope Francis laugh out loud. Patrick also serves on the board of the Catholic Leadership Conference. But most importantly he is a husband and father of five beautiful children.
Greg Palubin - Vice Chair
Bob is the Executive Director of JMJ Pregnancy Center. He is a seasoned professional with 33+ years of staff management, catechetics, youth ministry and fundraising experience. He has demonstrated a natural aptitude for engaging team members, as well as for designing and implementing comprehensive training and leadership programs in the organization he has served.
Bob is a nationally recognized speaker who has presented extensively nationally and internationally. His blend of humor, storytelling, and education has made him a highly sought-after speaker. Bob’s presentations leave his audiences laughing, smiling, deeply thinking, and perhaps even shedding a tear or two. His excitement, enthusiasm, and love have motivated and inspired thousands of young people and adults.
He has served on the St. Thomas More Center and the National Federation for Catholic Youth Ministry Board of Directors.
Bob is passionate about being a husband and father. He and his wife Lisa have five children. He has been a life-long pro-life and adoption advocate. Three of his five children are adopted.
Nick wolsonovich - Chair & Tresurer
Dr. Nick Wolsonovich has spent fifty years in Catholic education as a teacher, counselor, and administrator, including thirty years as a Catholic school superintendent in Diocese of Youngstown, Archdiocese of Chicago, and the Diocese of Orlando.
He has been active in the parish where he has been a member, serving on the parish council, eucharistic minister, and lector. He has served on numerous Catholic school boards both at the arch/diocesan level and the school level. He has also served on the Educational Advisory Council at DePaul University. He has worked as a consultant for Catholic School Management, Inc., serving Catholic schools throughout the United States.
Dr. Wolsonovich is married to Kathleen Christopher Wolsonovich who together have six children and thirteen grandchildren. They are members of Holy Family Parish in Windermere, Florida.