Our Staff

bio_0002_Lisa FranklinLisa Franklin

Founder / Executive Director
Office: 904-823-8588
[email protected]

Lisa, a St. Augustine native, founded Alpha-Omega Miracle Home in 1997, and was herself a teenage mother. Despite her professional success, Lisa was coping with an emptiness that could only be filled by God. One night while asking God how she could serve Him, a vision was placed in her heart and AOMH was born. From a humble beginning with little money, staff or a formal plan AOMH has grown dramatically. It has grown from housing 7 teenage mothers and their infants to now housing 53 residents through various housing programs. Because of Lisa’s love for helping those in need, AOMH has grown to support the community through outreach initiatives: diaper bank, Extended Families program, adoption assistance, annual Shoes of Hope giveaway and a thrift store.

bio_0005_Charles FranklinCharles Franklin

Thrift Store Manager
Office: 904-217-3569
[email protected]

Charles brings over 30 years of retail management experience to his role as manager of the Alpha-Omega Thrift Store.  After years of supporting his wife, Lisa’s vision from behind the scenes, he stepped into a more visible community position by opening and running the thrift store in 2010. Proceeds from the thrift store support the residential programs, and AOMH gives vouchers to those in need. Charle’s goal is to open up a second location in early 2016. He is originally from Virginia and relocated to St. Augustine for work in 1989.  He and Lisa married in 1992, and now work collaboratively to support the broad vision of Alpha-Omega Miracle Home. In his leisure time, he loves to fish and enjoys quality time with his and Lisa’s 5 children and 11 grandkids.

mariaMaria Beam

Administrative Assistant
Office: 904-823-8588
[email protected]

Maria, a born and raised Virginian, fell in love with St. Augustine through weekend visits and relocated in 2013. She joined Alpha-Omega Miracle Home first as a volunteer, learning about it through her attendance at Church on The Rock, which supports the AOMH ministry. In early 2016 she joined the staff; she manages all office functions: accounts receivable/payable, payroll, human resources, banking, financing, contracts, grants and insurance. She has a degree in Business Management, and a background in paralegal work and human resources. She is passionate about education, development, and supporting life-changing ministries. She learned from her mother, a teacher, that investing time and care in a person creates miracles. Along with her husband, her two young girls are her greatest joy.


Christy Joubert

Volunteer Coordinator/ Program Assistant
Office: 904-823-8588
[email protected]

Christy grew up in Oklahoma and Texas and initially moved to St. Augustine in 1989. She has volunteered her graphic design skills to Alpha Omega since 2007, designing newsletters, banquet journals and other marketing material. She also has a photography degree from Daytona State College. Her passion is helping others and she is very active in volunteering where there is a need. She serves at a local church food bank, with a homeless outreach ministry and for a breast cancer resource non-profit. And now as the Volunteer Coordinator of Alpha Omega she is dedicated to getting you connected with us so that you can make a difference in our community too!

bio_0003_Emili-ErinEmili-Erin Alexander, LMHC

Clinical Director
Office: 904-823-8588
[email protected]

Emili-Erin Puente was born and raised in beautiful St. Augustine, FL. She earned her B.S. Degree in Psychology from Florida State University, and a Master’s Degree in Mental Health Counseling from the University of North Florida. For 10 years, Emili-Erin has worked within the mental health community developing acute inpatient and residential treatment programs. She came to AOMH in 2002 as a volunteer, and soon after joined as its mental health counselor. She evaluates all residents upon program entry and then provides individual, couples, family and/or group therapy. She specializes in working with individuals who experience anger, anxiety, depression, family and relationship issues, and/or substance abuse. The Record recently awarded her the title, “Best Counselor in St. Augustine.”