Meet the TEAM
Originally from the east coast, Janine has her Bachelors Degree in Psychology from Kean University and a Master's Degree in Psychological Services from Kean University. She has a background in working with human rights and social justice based groups. She started off as a volunteer and later served as the AmeriCorps VISTA at Family Promise in 2018. Janine has exceptional admiration for Family Promise and its mission on empowering families. She enjoys educating her community about poverty, homelessness, mental health and the impact they have on children and families. Janine is enthusiastic to work with the Moscow-Pullman Communities in creating better futures for children while ending Poverty on the Palouse.
Rebecca grew up in the Pacific Northwest and has lived on the Palouse for the last 11 years. She's been an advocate for victims of domestic violence, human trafficking, and sexual assault. She's also facilitated support groups for individuals who have experienced trauma. Rebecca is a certified Parent Educator and has enjoyed the last six years teaching in the community as well as in Family Promise. She has five kiddos of her own, two of whom are adopted from foster care. Working with the foster system and the parents who are working towards reunification with their children had a big impact on her choice to become a parent educator. Rebecca is passionate about her work at Family Promise. Providing individuals with the tools and support they need to make informed choices is an amazing opportunity.
AmeriCorps VISTA Volunteer Recruitment and Education Specialist
Idaho native, Abby is a recent graduate from the University of Idaho where she majored in Global Development. Abby has a passion for helping others and loves to travel. She recently volunteered her time teaching English at a school in Colombia. She is excited to connect with local non-profits and agencies in the area and grow our volunteer program to better support families on the Palouse.
A native of Port Townsend WA, Morgan is a recent graduate from the University of Idaho where she studied Politics. Morgan started off at Family Promise as a volunteer, and for over a year now has continued volunteering throughout the pandemic. She has a passion for environmental conservation and hopes to make a difference in the world. Morgan is currently involved in local politics and organizations such as Family Promise, Nimiipuu Protecting the Environment, and Palouse Sierra Club.
Kevin is a 5-year-old Newfoundland who loves going swimming, taking long naps, and getting lots of belly rubs. His Human is Rebecca and he follows her everywhere she goes. Kevin brings a calming presence not only to our office but to our families. He has the softest heart for our littles and is an absolute gentle giant.