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.


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.

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Syri Gerstner

Syri leads the Graduate program at Family Promise of Greater Phoenix in Scottsdale, Arizona. She is a member of the Board of Directors and the CQI committee for Save the Family.

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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.

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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.

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Yusuf Kalule

Yusuf is a graduate of Family Promise Metrowest (Massachusetts), and currently sits on two board committees for the Affiliate. He works for McKesson Technologies as a credentialing specialist and also works part time as a caregiver.

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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.

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Candice Stewart-Fife

Candice Stewart-Fife graduated from Family Promise of Union County (NJ) in 1993. She is happily married and the proud mother of three adult children, two girls and a boy. Since leaving the program, she has gone on to obtain five degrees in accounting and business administration, including two Master’s.

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