Rose has a 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 founding and building Family Promise of Tualatin Valley program came to fruition. Born in San Francisco, CA, Rose lived in multiple household settings during the early years of her life, impressing on her the critical need for stability for children and families. 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 and her degree is in Early Childhood Education. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with her family including her dog Bodega, a career change dog from Oregon’s Guide Dogs for the Blind program.
DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES
Gabrielle (Gaby) is happy to be supporting FPTV as lead case manager. She and her husband relocated to Oregon from California. In California, she practiced as a Marriage and Family Therapist Associate where she worked with families, children, adolescents, and young adults with trauma, drug use, homelessness, criminal involvement, and immigration trauma. She also partnered with Alameda County, to pilot a youth intervention diversion program on school campuses throughout the tri-valley area. She received her Masters in Counseling Psychology from University of San Francisco. Gaby, her husband and their Australian Shepherd thoroughly enjoy the beautiful hikes that Oregon has to offer.
Brylee Gnant is delighted to serve children and their families by guiding them towards obtaining shelter and sustainable housing. She comes to FPTV with an open heart and hopes her bright and bubbly spirit will help to foster hope with the guests she works with each day. Her experience working in disability law provides a great basis for offering strong advocacy for our guests. Brylee holds a Bachelors of Science in Criminal Justice and Political Science from Northern Arizona University. Go Lumberjacks!
Mayra came to Family Promise as a Volunteer Coordinator for one our partnering churches. She has brought on a neighboring church as well because she saw the benefit and the need of Family Promise’s mission. Mayra has always been compelled to serve the underrepresented, she spearheaded the start of the Backback Program that supports Bridgeport Elementary through her church. Mayra has a B.A. in Psychology and in what she calls her previous life, before children, she was a case worker for pregnant and parenting teens and worked with children in the foster care system. Mayra is married and has 3 children, a dog named Kodi, is active in her church and loves the outdoors.
Tim is grateful to be a Case Manager with the FPTV team. He believes that a solid foundation with wrap around support is essential to the success of any individual or family in our community. In addition to his Nursery Management, Tim has extensive experience navigating the various agencies responsible for Citizenship and Immigration proceedings. Tim holds a B.A. in History and B.A. Spanish from the State University of New York at New Paltz. Tim, his two goats, and his dog enjoy daily walks in the PNW wilderness.
Volunteer and Administrative Coordinator
Dannica is happy to join the FPTV team and further their mission. After living across the US and abroad, she has made her home in Oregon with her cattle dog and three cats. She has worked with older adults in the community, linking them to local resources while helping them learn to use technology to stay connected to friends and family. Dannica holds a Global Masters in International Relations and a Bachelors in Social Work. She’s excited to work with all the great volunteers at Family Promise of Tualatin Valley!
ELISE SCHAFF LAUBACH
Fund Development Manager
Elise was a founding board member of FPTV and is now excited to work as a staff member. She previously worked at Ecumenical Ministries of Oregon, supporting their shared housing program and holds dual degrees in Physics and Astronomy from the University of Michigan. In her spare time, Elise is very active in the local community, runs the Templeton Elementary Backpack Program and is a member of the Oregon Repertory Singers.