Guest Advisory Council

The Family Promise Guest Advisory Council (GAC) is comprised of former guests of Affiliates across the country. The GAC is drawn upon for advocacy efforts, public relations, the development of initiatives and the formation of policy for Affiliates.

The GAC allows Family Promise to benefit from the knowledge and experiences of our former clients. Their input helps shape organizational policies, review new initiatives and ensure that all voices are heard within the organization. Their contributions have a demonstrable impact on the level of support we are able to provide to the families we serve.

Sarah Jackson

Sarah is a 2011 graduate of Family Promise of Gwinnett County outside of Atlanta, Georgia. She is the mother of four wonderful girls ages 5, 7, 8, and 16. Sarah is a career advisor for the Workforce Innovation and Opportunity Act Program. She recently served on the board for Family Promise of Gwinnett as treasurer. Sarah frequently speaks at congregations throughout Gwinnett County about the impact of Family Promise.

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Tammi Hart

Tammi is a member of the Board of Directors and the Congregational Relations committee for GAIHN, our Affiliate in Greenville, South Carolina. She works for Day & Zimmerman, ECM as their Employee Concerns Program Representative. She and her family were previous guests of GAIHN ten years ago when she and her three children were without a place to lay their heads. Thanks to the hospitality GAIHN’s congregations and their highly experienced staff, Tammi's family was given a place to stay and the resources they needed to find a home to call their own.

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Kat Lilley

Kat is a Colorado native who has 10 years’ experience in business management and development, and a degree in Business Administration. She has had close ties to Family Promise of Colorado Springs since 2013. She served as a volunteer in various roles in 2014, and sat on the Family Promise Finance Committee in until she joined the Affiliate’s staff in March of 2015.

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Yusuf Kalule

Yusuf is a graduate of Family Promise Metrowest (Massachusetts), and is a Program Committee member for the Affiliate. An immigrant from Uganda, Yusuf and his family found themselves homeless when they arrived in the United States. They found Family Promise through some new friends who were members of a host congregation, asked for help and Metrowest took them in.

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Rebecca Esparza

As a former graduate of Family Promise of Lawrence (Kansas), homelessness became a defining moment in the restoration process of her life. Since her time with Family Promise, Rebecca has received her social work degree from the University of Kansas and is currently pursuing her MSW. Her goal is to use her experience and education to move forward the cause of social justice for at-risk people.

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