President: Amy Holland, Nonprofit Professional
Secretary: Rabbi Jared Saks, Rabbi at Congregation Bet Ha’am
Treasurer: Misha C. Pride, Esq., Attorney at Drummond & Drummond
Richard Cline, Esq., Superior Court Judge (retired)
Kristen Crean, Philanthropy Specialist, Maine Medical Center
Bryan Lewis, Engineer and Software Manager, Seafax
Divine Nduwimana, Case Manager, Florence House
Jill Rosenthal, Senior Program Director, National Academy for State Health Policy
I give as generously as I can to Greater Portland Family Promise because its mission is so important to children in our community. Last summer I learned that children were sleeping on the floor of a city office because Portland’s family homeless shelter was full. I met one of these families and knew that these young kids deserved so much more. In addition to providing temporary housing, GPFP will provide intensive case management services, thereby truly addressing the needs of children and their families who are experiencing homelessness. The unique hospitality aspect of the program is what makes it special to me.
– Amy Holland, Board President
From the first moment I heard about Family Promise I knew I wanted to be involved. No one deserves to be homeless, but for families with children, it’s especially heartbreaking. The Family Promise model, which promotes broad collaboration and partnerships between faith communities and existing community resources is one of the main reasons I am so proud to be involved. It is really an honor to support – with my time as well as financial gifts – the truly transformational work of Greater Portland Family Promise.
– Kristen Crean, Board Member
Family Promise represents people of various faiths and backgrounds coming together to help families become self-sufficient. It is a shining example of differences leading to connection rather than division. As someone who immigrated to this country, I am proud to be able to give back in such a meaningful way.
– Mohamed Abirahman, Former Board Member
In order to lead a healthy, productive life, people need to have a sense of self-worth and purpose. Families need a decent, affordable home in which to raise their children with these attributes. Our society also benefits when it’s homeless citizens find the services they need to restart their lives. I give to Greater Portland Family Promise as this is their mission.
– Ken Ross, Former Board Member