President: Amy Holland, Executive Director at World Affairs Council of Maine
Treasurer: Wendy Hayes, Accountant/Bookkeeper at Edgecomb Potters
Secretary: Rev. Deborah Davis-Johnson, Lead Pastor at Williston-Immanuel United Church
Misha Pride, Attorney at Drummond & Drummond
Rabbi Jared Saks, Rabbi at Congregation Bet Ha’am
Kristen Crean, Philanthropy Specialist, Maine Medical Center
The Honorable Richard Cline, Esq., Superior Court Judge (retired)
Divine Nduwimana, Case Manager, Florence House
Ken Ross, Insurance Company CEO (retired)
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, Board Member