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Our Board of Directors 


President: Kristen Crean, Philanthropy Specialist, Maine Medical Center

Vice President: Christina Starr, Outreach and Education Coordinator, Maine Dept. of Labor

Secretary: Jill Rosenthal, Director, Public Health Policy at Center for American Progress

Treasurer: Amy Holland, Operations Director, Maine Women’s Fund



Jared R. Saks, Rabbi, Bet Ha’am

Linda J. Anderson, Retired women’s health practitioner

Francine Ngabu, Legal Program Associate, ILAP

Sara Ostrov, Retired professional studio potter and artist

Misha C. Pride, Esq., Attorney at Drummond & Drummond

Beth Shirk, Administrative Assistant, Charter Communications

Christine Dyke, Lead Minister, First Congregational Church in Gorham

Claudine Kandja, Retail Sales Associate at Goodwill NNE

Nancy Keast, Realtor at Locations Real Estate Group

Parivash Rohani, Retired ICU Nurse

Brent Wilson, Senior Property Manager at Westbrook Housing


 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 Treasurer


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 President

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