David Donohoe joined the L’Arche board of directors after retiring from more than 40 years as an attorney at Akin Gump Strauss Hauer & Feld LLP. His legal career was focused on antitrust and securities litigation.
While at Akin Gump, David hired a young lawyer by the name of John Cook. John later left the firm to become the executive director of L’Arche GWDC.
David and his wife, Connie, live in Potomac, Maryland. They have three children and nine grandchildren. He was inspired to become more involved with L’Arche by his granddaughter, Julia, who volunteered at the L’Arche Tacoma (Washington) farm and later served as an assistant in L’Arche Portland.
Bob Asselin first came to L’Arche as a volunteer through the Ignatian Volunteer Corps in 2004-2005. “I was captured by the friendly environment in the homes, and came to appreciate, and profit from, the exemplary Christian life at L’Arche,” Bob said.
During his career as a USAID Foreign Service Officer and international development and nonprofit organization consultant, he and his family lived in Laos, France, Bolivia, the Dominican Republic, Argentina, Uruguay, and Mexico. He returned to Washington, D.C. to retire in 2012 and quickly reconnected with L’Arche. He works as a part-time assistant at Ontario House, supports the community’s outreach and fundraising efforts, and hopes as a board member to help L’Arche expand its influence in greater Washington, DC.