Staff

Michelle Lamm

Executive Director 

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I received my Masters in Social Work from Boston University and have 20+ years of experience working as a social worker and program manager. I enjoy building relationships with families and helping to connect them to critical resources. I look forward to working with GPFP staff and volunteers to build on our programing and to further help  families experiencing  homelessness. In my free time I enjoy walking my dog Silvie at the beach and doing yoga. 

 

(207) 200-7327

michelle@gpfamilypromise.org

Grace Lapika

Case Manager 

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I spent five years working with people who have physical, developmental, and cognitive disabilities, as well as people who are aging and people with chronic mental illness. This experience has prepared her to be a knowledgeable and passionate person. As an immigrant in the United States, I know how difficult it is to navigate a new culture, to find accommodation and to have access to government assistance. I am honored to work as a Case Manager at GPFP and being able to help people in need as much as I can. In my spare time, I enjoy being with my family, cooking foods, and visiting friends.

(207) 200-3762

grace@gpfamilypromise.org 

Mitzi Cerjan

Case Manager 

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For 25 years I have worked in both direct service and grants administration with vulnerable people, including elders, people experiencing homelessness, and those who are housing and food insecure.  I have seen firsthand how important community support and stable housing are to the well being of families and individuals.  I feel so fortunate to work within GPFP, getting to know wonderful families, our volunteers, and community supporters.  GPFP families are full of hopes for good lives and plans for bright futures.  I am inspired by their dreams.  I am honored to be with them on their journeys and to help them meet their goals.

(207) 200-5937

mitzi@gpfamilypromise.org

Carmen Miko 

Case Manager 

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I spent many years working in restaurants and hotels. I learned a lot about customer service and food safety. I am a very compassionate person and I have excellent communication skills. I have a strong desire to help other families and to improve my community. The love and attention that Family Promise has showed me and my family since I got in Portland has inspired me to help others. I want to give back to my community and help those in need. In my free time I love spending time with my son and cooking.

(207) 200-8174

carmen@gpfamilypromise.org