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Posted on: May 4, 2022

The Community Redevelopment Agency Welcomes Newly Appointed LCRA Steering Committee Members

pictured left to right Mari Hayes, James St. George and Dalonja Duncan

Seat 3

Mari Hayes 

Mari Hayes and her husband have been residents of Lincolnville since 2011. Originally from Washington, D.C, she has previously lived in Philadelphia, New York City, and Atlanta.

Mari retired from a successful career in marketing where she was responsible for the development, branding, and advertising for a wide range of products.   She has also worked in the art and antiques market.

Mari has a B.S. in Economics from the University of Pennsylvania, and an M.B.A. from Columbia University Graduate School of Business.  


Seat 4

James St. George 

Dr. St. George is a vascular specialist and founder of St Johns Vein Center/St Johns Interventional & Vascular Institute. He received his undergraduate degree from the University of Chicago and medical degree from the University of Massachusetts. He trained at Yale, University of Pennsylvania, and Harvard. He has held academic appointments at Harvard, Dartmouth, SUNY Upstate and Drexel Schools of Medicine. Current and immediate past medical and community service includes:

Board of Governors, Duval County Medical Society (DCMS)

Past President, DCMS

Treasurer, DCMS

Board of Governors, Florida Medical Association (FMA)

FMA Executive Committee

Board, FMA PAC

FMA PAC Board Executive Committee

Chair, FMA Council on Legislation

Delegate, FMA

Delegate, American Medical Association

Eagle Scout, Osceola District Chairman and Board, North Florida Boy Scouts of America Leadership Jacksonville, Class 2020


Seat 5

Dalonja Duncan 

Dalonja Michelle Duncan is a sixth generation St. Augustinian. She is the eldest of five children born to Richard & Gwendolyn Duncan. Dalonja is the President of the ACCORD and Past President for the St. Johns County Branch of the NAACP and is currently employed with the St Johns County Public Library's Bookmobile Extension Services Department as a Library Outreach Specialist. Dalonja attended local schools, graduating from St. Augustine High School in June 1993. She was awarded a two-year scholarship to attend St. Johns River Community College; it was there that she received an AA Degree. She attended Florida A & M University, Tallahassee, FL, receiving the Golden Key National Honor Society Award and graduated Summa cum Laude with a bachelor's degree in Elementary Education in December 1997. She also earned a master's degree in Educational Leadership in 2000 from A & M.

She has held positions as Museum Manager, Parent Advisor, Transition Specialist, Second Grade Teacher, Early Childhood Teacher, Director, and Tutor. She also served as a Big Sister for the Big Brothers Big Sister of St. Johns County. She was a touring mentor for South Woods Elementary School. She also received awards from the Northeast Florida Community Action Agency, Inc. and The Future Leaders Program. Dalonja was accepted into the Museum Studies Program at Florida State University in 2003. Dalonja is a member of the Grace & Truth Prayer Church located in West Augustine. 

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