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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 am so happy to be working with GPFP staff and volunteers to build on our programming 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

Nicole Lovejoy

Program Manager

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I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph’s College in 2020. Since then, I have been a Program Manager at my prior job where I fell in love with working alongside families to create great experiences. At this point I knew I wanted to make a difference in families lives in an impactful way. When I found Family Promise, I felt it was exactly what I’d been looking for! I am so excited to continue to create relationships with families and the community. In my free time, I enjoy singing and playing guitar, and spending time with friends, family, and of course my dog Sig and cat Walter!

nicole@gpfamilypromise.org

Nicole Lovejoy

Program Manager

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I received my Bachelor of Science degree from Saint Joseph’s College in 2020. Since then, I have been a Program Manager at my prior job where I fell in love with working alongside families to create great experiences. At this point I knew I wanted to make a difference in families lives in an impactful way. When I found Family Promise, I felt it was exactly what I’d been looking for! I am so excited to continue to create relationships with families and the community. In my free time, I enjoy singing and playing guitar, and spending time with friends, family, and of course my dog Sig and cat Walter!

(207) 200-3762

nicole@gpfamilypromise.org

Michele Kouanzoua

Case Manager 

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I received my bachelor’s degree from the University of Southern Maine, and I am working toward a Graduate Certificate in Public and Nonprofit Management and a Master’s in Policy Planning Management. I have 2 years’ experience working as a case manager and program manager. I enjoy putting a smile on people's faces, especially new Mainers. I find joy connecting them to resources and helping them achieve self-sufficiency. I look forward to working as a team with the GPFP staff on supporting families. In my free time, I enjoy cooking and having fun with my family.

Luis Chimina

Case Manager 

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I grew up in Luanda Angola where I attended CIS University. I am a graduate in Economics. I spent most of my time reading and learning about God and life things. In the past I have been working as a volunteer at Hope Acts where I worked as a helper, helping asylum seekers and immigrants apply for a home. I also help with the English language Program and all others Asylum Seekers Assistance Programs. I am passionate about helping others and providing a great atmosphere and experience for the people that surround me. I am very outgoing, social and love getting involved, being hands on.

Steeve Maboya

Case Manager 

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I have a Bachelor's degree in Business Administration (concentration in Logistique), but I started to work in Social Services in 2019 as a Shelter Attendant, Human Service Specialist and then a Human Service Counselor. What I have learned in this work is that you can have an impact in people's lives by helping them to have a better integration, and to overcome all the obstacles and challenges that families can face during their immigration process. That is why I like to work with Greater Portland Family Promise, because everyone (Director, Management, Staff, Volunteers...) are committed to " Giving all the best we can to help New Mainers and their Families  to have Maine being the best  place for them and where they should and will be achieving their goals...

Adolfo Lucadji

Shelter Staff

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I was born in angola  and I have a high school diploma in legal and economic sciences. I started my career as an entrepreneur in  Multi-Industrial Sales and Distribution, unfortunately I was unable to continue due to the politics and economics conditions in my country. 

Now I'm working with the GPFP as a shelter supervisor. Family Promise promises to help families experiencing homelessness. I hope to acquire new experiences in social work. I enjoy helping people, especially in critical life situations.

Osvaldo Silva

Shelter Staff

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I have a bachelor's degree in Law in Angola and was a banker for 18 years. I volunteered for around 2 years and collaborated with Michelle who l considered a teacher in terms of human relations. Today I'm part of the staff of the Greater Portland Family Promise team. I love helping the families, especially seeing them through their journey to adapt to this new environment. In my free time I help people to apply for a driver's license and other applications. I play guitar, I am learning English and I love spending time with my family watching videos.

Stephanie Holmes

Shelter Staff

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After retiring from over 25 years as a local, national and international commercial designer, I longed for a more meaningful career path and found that in Portland Family Promise. Here I am able to share my creative energy by providing art instruction to the children of the shelter. As a native Mainer it gives me great joy to be able to give back to our communities in need. In my spare time I enjoy reading, gardening, cooking new recipes and hikes with my husband and dog.

Amy Holland

Director of Administration and Finance

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I've been involved with Greater Portland Family Promise in several capacities since we opened in 2017. I love working behind the scenes with our amazing staff to support families. I have a Masters in Public Policy and Management and have worked with nonprofits for most of my career. When I'm not working, I love to garden and spend time with my family.

amy@gpfamilypromise.org

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