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Our Team

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Lanndhese Talice

Executive Director

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.

Jeanie Whitten

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.

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Jack McGrane

Volunteer & Family Support

With a solid background spanning four years in Volunteer Coordination and an additional three years in the nonprofit sector, Jack is dedicated to fostering community engagement and collaboration. Outside his professional life, Jack's leisure activities include soaring through the skies while paragliding, keeping fit with running and expressing his musical side through playing the guitar.


Mercedes Knapp

Operations Manager

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!


Amanda Briggs

Housing Case Manager

With a professional journey extending over two decades, Amanda's heart has been set on service to others. Her resume boasts a substantial 15 years in the caregiving sector, complemented by 6 years as a Certified Nursing Assistant. Her resolve is further fortified by her own battles with addiction, from which she has emerged determined to contribute positively to her community. This new direction in her career is fueled by a profound desire to care for others, a desire formed by her direct encounters with addiction and homelessness. These challenges have not only heightened her compassion but have also made her an invaluable contributor to our team. In Amanda's downtime, she enjoys relaxing at home with her wife and blended family, camping, and spending sunny days by the lake.

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Kayla Hendricks

Lead Housing Case Manager

Kayla has over 10 years of professional experience in social work and community outreach. She worked with youth ages 13-26 as a group life coordinator for OYA, later transferred to working with adults at the Oregon State Hospital (Psychiatric), and then went on to work at the Central Office of DHS Child Welfare in the Independent Living Program for current and former foster youth. Additionally, Kayla brings invaluable insight from her work with domestic violence and human trafficking survivors as well as facilitating the path to wellness for those in addiction recovery programs.

Outside of her professional life,  Kayla is a proud single mother of three beautiful children ages 15, 12 & 10. In her free time, she enjoys stand-up comedy, snuggling her cats, and taking time to stretch and breathe.


Kendra Goldfaden

Housing Case Manager

Kendra is our Enhanced Rapid Rehousing Case Manager here at Family Promise. Her journey towards serving those facing homelessness began in her early teen years when she found herself on the streets of Beaverton Oregon- which would in turn ignite a passion and zest for helping others facing impossible odds. Kendra began as an intern at FPGWC with multiple years of lived experience and has since joined our team determined to lend a kind hand.


Outside of FPGWC, you can find Kendra riding motorcycles, rock climbing, going to the gym, and spending time fortifying her two most beloved relationships with Jesus Christ and her boyfriend. 

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Adelin Kantore

Data Quality Specialist

Adelin's journey exemplifies a steadfast commitment to making a difference. Armed with a Magna Cum Laude Master in Information Technology from Nelson Mandela University, he embarked on a diverse career path. Within academia, he fulfilled roles ranging from IT lecturer to repository manager, fostering learning environments and promoting open-access publications. Beyond academia, his entrepreneurial drive led to the establishment of a company in 2016.

Devoted to community welfare, he served on the council of a Heritage Protection Resource Authority and as a board member of a non-profit organization advocating for Men's rights. A passionate supporter of youth advancement, Adelin's engagement in church initiatives underscores his dedication to fostering positive change.

Outside his professional pursuits, Adelin cherishes family moments over barbecues, relishes travel, and enjoys sharing hikes and nature walks with loved ones.

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