Lanndhese has 9 years of experience working with disadvantaged populations experiencing homelessness and those living with complex behavioral health challenges. With skills in non-profit management, community organizing, fiscal and grant management, outreach, and relationship building we are honored to have her a part of our Chapter. She is a strong advocate for the underserved and is passionate about advancing the health and well-being of those in need.
Director of Programs
Jeanie completed her Bachelor's degree in Human Development and Family Studies and secured a Master's degree in Religious & Gender Studies. For 11 years, she has utilized her expertise in non-profit and educational leadership in equity work in the Pacific Northwest. Her areas of focus include advocating for affordable housing, immigrant justice, youth support, interfaith communities, and mental health along with providing aid to BIPOC, LGBTQ+, and immigrant youth in educational settings. In addition to her career, Jeanie is also a member of the Gladstone School Board. As a proud resident of Oregon, where she was born and raised, she cherishes her home where she lives with her girlfriend and their two children.
Rapid Rehousing Case Manager
Bodo is a dedicated case manager who was born and raised in the state of Oregon. His commitment to service is evident in his history, having served in the US Army and later working in the legal field and indigent defense with the Oregon Judicial Department and the Department of Child Welfare. Making a shift towards community services, Bodo joined Family Promise, after he spent two years working on community integration for people with severe and persistent mental illness. A resident of Hillsboro, Bodo shares his home with his only child. When he's not working, Bodo enjoys the simple pleasures of life, from cooking to shooting hoops. He is also a passionate Portland Trailblazers fan.
Mercedes brings with her a solid 6 years of experience in the HR field within the healthcare sector. She is thrilled to embark on this new journey with us.
When she's not at work, Mercedes loves engaging in outdoor activities like hiking and camping. She also has an interesting hobby of collecting crystals. Plus, she's a proud pet parent to a playful puppy and kitten, ensuring there's never a dull moment at home!