Family Promise of Genesee County has a dedicated staff of 5 employees, an Executive Director, Director of Development, 2 Case Managers, a Family Advocate and a van driver. Together our team supports both active and graduate families, as we work to fulfill our mission of ending homelessness one family at a time.
Tiffani M. Ferrier, MSCTE
“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” – Gandhi
Tiffani has spent the last few years focusing on exactly where she would like to be and what she wanted out of a career. Her expertise in areas such as finance, management, business, special events, education, communications, and coordinating are essential as Family Promise embarks on the next five years in service to the community. Tiffani has a Bachelors in Business, with a focus in Public Relations and Masters in Career and Technical Education – Post Secondary Administration, both hail from Ferris State University (Go Bulldogs!). While obtaining her Masters at Ferris, she was lucky enough to participate in a Study Away Program at Trinity College of Dublin for Diversity in Education. As a sister of Zeta Tau Alpha, she has helped to raise money for Breast Cancer Awareness and Education, helping to coordinate 5K’s and various fundraising events. Along with presenting guest lectures for Mott Community College, and leading panel discussions for business owners and students through Genesee County. Ultimately, seeking a career that allowed her to help others, and bring positive change to people’s lives, is how she knew she belonged here at Family Promise.
Director of Development
Helping those in need is a life long passion for Nicole Hoste-Breslin. For more than ten years, Nicole has been a volunteer member of the Junior League of Flint, where she first learned of Family Promise. Passionate about her community, Nicole has a track record of helping non-profit organizations grow – whether it’s raising money, hosting events or recruiting volunteers! We are excited to have her aboard to help us grow our serving capacity through grants, events, and church network. Nicole is equally excited to be here; when asked to describe her decision to move here, she stated, “Family Promise started with a few people who had a vision and a mission to help families. I am excited to add my experience in fundraising and creating awareness in our community to the passionate Family Promise team and dedicated board of directors.”
Valerie Hempsall, LBSW
Graduate Family Case Manager
Valerie graduated from The University of Michigan with a Bachelors of Social Work, in 1986. She has worked as a social worker with Community Mental Health, in both Michigan and Tennessee for more than 30 years. In 2012, she began volunteering at the Food Pantry in Swartz Creek. She started her journey as part-time Case Manager with Family Promise of Genesee County, in October of 2014. She became familiar with Family Promise early in 2013, when her home church, Swartz Creek United Methodist Church, hosted families. Being with Family Promise, she says she has found her passion, helping families achieve sustainability. With Family Promise, she has supervised social work Students from Colleges and Universities in the area, as well as various other projects promoting and developing awareness of Family Promise in the Community. The irony in her story is that she attended Calvary United Methodist (where our Day Center is located) as a young child and young adult. She has so many fond memories that she felt right at home. She says she feels honored and humbled to serve our families.
Danielle is currently a student at U of M Flint where she is working hard to complete her Bachelor’s degree in Psychology, after which she plans to obtain her Masters degree in Social Work towards becoming a clinical practitioner. She has over ten years of experience working with families in a medical capacity as a receptionist and physician’s assistant as well as domestically as a professional nanny and household manager. Like her fellow Family Promise team members, Danielle shares a commitment to community and has volunteered time to the Eastern Michigan Food Bank, the Holly Baptist food bank and the Linus Project, an annual service event hosted by Mott Community College. She describes herself as a perpetual student of potential, believing wholeheartedly in the ability to rise above adversity and the greatness that can be accomplished “by a small group of thoughtful, committed citizens” who are seeking to make the world a better place.
Crawley has been with Family Promise since 2015. He is an integral part of the team and his positive attitude helps motivate and encourage families. He’s quite handy around the Family Promise Day Center and very good about keeping the van maintained and in good working condition.
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