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Board of directors




Bethy Butler


Bethy and her husband Mark live in Nashville, Tennessee, where they attend Otter Creek Church and she teaches at Lipscomb University. Before joining the Emmaus House board, Bethy worked in Haiti to help establish a primary school near Cap-Haitien.


Lisa Vaughn


Lisa Vaughn lives her husband and two children in Fairfax, Virginia. Lisa received her Master of Public Administration degree from the University of North Texas in 2008 with a specialty in Nonprofit Administration, and has a degree in Social Work from Abilene Christian University. 


Ed wilson

Board Member

Ed first traveled to Haiti in 2016 to help find land for Emmaus House and joined our board shortly after. As a structural engineer, Ed is overseeing the design and construction of our new campus. Ed and his wife, Loree, have two daughters and live in Three Forks, Montana.


Joshua jackson

Board Member

Joshua Jackson is the Preaching Minister at the Rural Hill Church of Christ in Antioch, TN. He’s a graduate of Abilene Christian University and Emory’s Candler School of Theology. He and his wife Tina have ministered in Texas, Georgia, Florida, and now Tennessee. Joshua enjoys reading and traveling.


Caroline combs

Board Member

Caroline lives in Nashville, Tennessee and is an educator in Metro Nashville Public Schools. She received her teaching degree from Lipscomb University, with certifications in English language learners and (coming Dec. 2020) Special Education. She has a background in trauma educating, desiring to bring her passions to the board at Emmaus House. 


Anna torbett

Vice President

Anna currently lives in Smyrna, GA where she works as a Learning Designer for Chick-fil-A, Inc.. After her first trip to Cap Haitien in 2015, she has become more involved with Emmaus House and their mission, including leading multiple team-building seminars for the Haitian staff.


Nicole dabkowski


Nicole in an Army spouse of over 22 years. Her nine Army moves have led to multiple opportunities to meet new people and try new things. She is currently living at the United States Military Academy at West Point where she works for Thayer Leadership. She is a mom of 5 and enjoys beaches and sunshine in her free time. 


Tom crampton

Board Member

Tom Crampton is one of our founding board members and previously served as board president. Tom lives with is wife, Audrey, in Michigan where he previously worked at Motts Community College before retiring. Tom serves as an elder at the Otisville Church of Christ. 

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Carly johnson

Board Member

Carly Johnson lives in Moore, OK, with her husband Daniel and their son Woodley, who was adopted from Haiti. Carly first fell in love with Haiti through the stories of her cousin Avery Anderson on her first mission trip to Cap-Haitien in 2012. Carly first traveled to Haiti back in 2014 and has traveled back to visit numerous times since getting to know many of the Emmaus House youth. 

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