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Our Board of Directors 


President: Kristen Crean, Director of Advancement at Heronfield Academy

Vice President: Brent Wilson, Asset Manager at Evernorth

Secretary: Beth Wynn Shirk, Administrative Assistant at Charter Communications

Treasurer: George Cooper, Deacon at St. Alban's Episcopal Church




Linda J. Anderson, Retired women’s health practitioner

Christine Dyke, Lead Minister, First Congregational Church in Gorham

Nancy Keast, Realtor at Locations Real Estate Group

Clarice Lima, Grants Manager at Portland Public Schools

Francine Ngabu, Legal Program Associate at ILAP

Sara Ostrov, Retired professional studio potter and artist

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

Parivash Rohani, Retired ICU Nurse

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

Julie Rosenthal, Realtor at Portside Real Estate Group

Jared R. Saks, Rabbi, Bet Ha’am

Belinda Vemba, Volunteer


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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