Board of Directors
Rose Money has a rich history of advocating for those with little or no voice. As Director of the Caring Closet for Tigard-Tualatin School District, she worked on the frontlines with hundreds of children and adults each year who needed help to meet their basic needs of food, clothing and shelter. It was from this work within the community the idea of building the Family Promise of Tualatin Valley homeless family program came to fruition. She has worked for several local non-profits as both employee and volunteer including Project POOCH, Oregon Humane Society, and Dress for Success and has served on several boards. Her work experience has been in sales management, marketing and fundraising. She was a volunteer preschool teacher in South Africa and has completed coursework in business, professional development and management as well as having an Early Childhood Education degree. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family including her crazy Labrador, Bodega, a recent career change dog from Oregon’s Guide Dogs for the Blind program.
Judy Nix — Board Chair
Judy has had a passion for making a difference in the lives of others both in her human resources career and volunteer efforts. Knowing that there are local children and families who are living in their cars, is why she became a member of the Family Promise of Tualatin Valley's Leadership Team. Judy is now Board Chair and knows that Family Promise is going to change lives and empower families to independence. Judy is a retired Human Resources executive having worked predominately in hospital, high tech silicon wafer manufacturing, and financial settings. She has served on a variety of Boards which include Boys & Girls Club, Salem Library Foundation, YWCA, and United Way. She also held offices in the Credit Union Executive Society and Northwest Human Resources Management Association. She is the Human Resources Elder for her church and recent former President of her Homeowners Association. Judy graduated from Eastern Washington University and spent her career in the field of Human Resources as a member of Senior Management Leadership Teams.
Carol Diforio, Co-Chair
Carol Diforio is Board Co-Chair for FPTV and she is passionate about building. Building regulatory structures, communication structures and actual structures (roads and bridges) and now FPTV. Figuring out what makes things strong and reliable, then putting them together is both a competency and a satisfaction for her. She joined FPTV after learning the numbers of impacted students and how homelessness affected their schooling. Working with such a committed leadership team and hearing from program graduates and area service providers, she believes that given the time and resources to think, breath, plan and act, homeless families can get themselves back to sustainable housing through this program. Carol has been a volunteer in the Tigard-Tualatin and Lake Oswego school districts for 15 years and has served on several Boards. She has a degree in Journalism and chairs the FPTV Public Relations Committee and serves on the Finance and Board Development Committees.
Elise Schaff Laubach – Secretary
Elise Schaff Laubach is a member of the Family Promise of Tualatin Valley Board and chairs the Host and Support Committee. Elise brings experience in volunteer management and coordination as well as government, private and foundation grant writing. She is currently on the Board of Templeton Elementary Backpack Program, working with fundraising, ongoing donor management, volunteer management and program implementation. She is an active member of her faith community and a member of the Oregon Repertory Singers. Elise came to work with Family Promise through her community volunteer work. She lives in Tigard and has a degree from the University of Michigan and more than 10 years of experience in market research.
Mike McInnis – Financial Officer
Mike is a tax and small business accountant from Tigard. He brings more than 15 years nonprofit experience in religious and social service as a volunteer. Organizations he has worked with including OR Bike, Bridgetown Ministries, Neutral Zone, Caring Closet, Durham Elementary PSO, Tigard Historical Association, and Hood to Coast. Mike has held the position of treasurer for Bay Area Campus Ministries and Tigard Woods Homeowners Association. He is always looking for new opportunities to help in the community, and new challenges for his personal development.
Laura Ford - Treasurer
Laura loves working with other passionate volunteers and can’t think of a better cause than children and families. Her experience in the high tech industry in marketing, project management and strategic planning helped her to set up rigorous processes in our growing organization. Laura has volunteered for 15 years in her local school district, as PTA president and many other roles. She has an MBA from Northwestern and an engineering degree from Duke. You may want to avoid her during basketball season.
Gina Olson grew up in the rural south where being neighborly was a way of life. Family Promise of Tualatin Valley has afforded her the opportunity to practice this heritage of kindness, hospitality, and generosity. She feels blessed for the opportunity to work alongside a diverse group of community members to bring relief and hope to the most financially vulnerable around us. She believes every child has a unique potential and should be given the opportunity to develop without the barriers presented by homelessness. She is thankful to use her extensive experience with volunteer coordination and development as the Board’s Co-chair of the Volunteer Coordination Committee and as a member of the Host Relations and Board Development Committees. Gina strongly believes in the community wide approach that Family Promise offers to combat the complex issue of homelessness and is excited to see the efforts of her talented team unfold.
Tamra Kehoe is on the Family Promise of Tualatin Valley Board and co-chairs the Volunteer Coordination Committee. Tamra has been an advocate for children and their families for over 25 years and is excited to bring her expertise to her local community. Professionally, she is a Pediatric Nurse Practitioner working at Franklin High School Student Health Center, serving 5-21 year olds in an urban, economically depressed, multicultural neighborhood. The Student Health Center is a medical clinic housed within a high school, providing primary care services to children and youth who live in Multnomah County. In an effort to build awareness and clinical expertise around mental health issues she obtained a specialty certification in 2013 as a Pediatric Primary Care Mental Health Specialist. Tamra has served as a Board member for the Oregon Chapter of NAPNAP (National Association of Pediatric Nurse Practitioners) as Treasurer and President.
Brian Harris gets things done and commonly smiles. As an active member of the FPTV Leadership team and now a Board member, Brian uses his past experience with company startups and turnarounds to focus our development and growth. His contributions to FPTV are seen in agency discussions, strategic planning and most recently, in roof repair. He is a recently retired Senior Sales and Marketing Executive in global and regional capital equipment industrial sales. Brian is a member of leadership team for Rolling Hills Community Church Hopes Table, centered on feeding the homeless population. He has volunteered at Bridgeport Elementary Lunch Buddies program and Rolling Hills Community Church Homeless Shelter Program.
Cecil Denney joined the Leadership Team in the spring of 2018. A member of one of the Host churches and now a Board Member at Large, he has assisted in the preparation of the FPTV Day Center. He served on the board of the Recovery Association Program that provided housing for recovering addicts and also for women who were recovering from domestic violence. He currently serves on the board of Our Table Cooperative providing organic produce to the local community. He also serves on the IAF-NW board that provides oversight of community organizing groups in Western Canada, Washington, Oregon, Idaho, and Montana as well as Australia and New Zealand. He is active in the local community organizing Metropolitan Alliance for Common Good and his local church Outreach Committee. He retired in 2000 from his position as manager for Academic Computing at the University of Texas, Medical Branch.
Karen Emerson is a big believer in students being in school… every day. She has spent years as part of the school system as a Board Member for Tigard-Tualatin School and a volunteer within parent support organizations and The Foundation for Tigard Tualatin Schools. She sees the negative impact of homelessness on student success and shares with others, her sense of urgency around solving the homelessness issue by educating people about the real face of homelessness and the needs of homeless families. Karen pairs her experience in event coordination, fundraising and non-profit volunteering with FPTV’s need for organizational and technical support services that help us host successful meetings and fundraising events. She supports the opportunities that FPTV can offer homeless students and is passionate about FPTV and its possibilities. Karen is Chair of the FPTV Board Development Committee and the Host Site Coordinator for Tigard United Methodist Church.
Beth Schulke comes from the world of systems and supports. As a member of the Leadership Team, she applies her three decades of Federal procurement, research and contract experience FPTV as Board Member an Grant Manager, and goes a little further to supports our grant writing. Beth has a long history of volunteering with the Boy Scouts of America, providing leadership, training and directing community activities and is a Stephen Minister at Tualatin Presbyterian Church serving as a care giver for those in need. The top priorities in her life are supporting children, family and giving back to her community. Beth has a BS in Business Administration from the University of Phoenix and a Master Certificate in Government Contract Administration from George Washington University.