Our Leadership (Board & Staff)

Guiding the Way: Meet Our Leadership Team

At Family Promise of Southeast Florida, our commitment to transforming lives is led by a team of dedicated individuals who bring passion, expertise, and a shared vision. Get to know the compassionate leaders steering our mission towards a brighter future.

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors is comprised of community leaders, professionals, and advocates who share a common goal – to make a meaningful impact on the lives of families facing homelessness. Learn more about the individuals guiding our strategic direction and governance.

Rick Giles

Board President

President of Giles Capital Group, LLC

Diego Montoya

Board Vice President

Analyst at Guardian Business Lending Services

Stuart Barlow


Chief Accounting Officer and Group Treasurer for Opna Bio SA

Taylor Materio

Board Member

Director Of Development Historical Society of Palm Beach

Tony Puleo

Board Member

President of Two Ridges Consulting

Collin Adams

Board Member

General Manager – Paul Labrecque Salon and Skincare Spa

Deborah C. Clough

Board Member

Director of QI/QA, Hospital Without Walls Home Funeral Director, Brown’s Funeral Home

Jim Saturday

Board Member

Retired Sports Writer and Editor

Laurie Betesh

Board Member

Business Development Partner, Global Tech Partners

Randi Tompkins

Board Member

Self-Employed and Semi-Retired Attorney

Roy Squillario

Board Member
President of

Murry Stegelmann

Honorary Board Member
Managing Member of
Kilimanjaro Advisors, LLC

Our Dedicated Staff Members

Our staff has a vast understanding of mental health and social work components, and are the heartbeat of Family Promise. With backgrounds in social work, counseling, and various fields, they bring a wealth of experience and compassion to their roles. Meet the individuals working tirelessly to provide support, guidance, and care to families in need.

Jennifer Raymond

Executive Director

Jennifer graduated from Palm Beach Atlantic University and holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Organizational Management and Master of Science in Clinical Mental Health. Mrs. Raymond is credentialed as a Licensed Mental Health Counselor as well as National Certified Counselor. Her area of focus is trauma counseling with families experiencing homelessness. She has over 20 years’ experience in the non-profit industry.

Some of Mrs. Raymond’s experience include Family Prevention Advocate, Volunteer Recruiter (American Red Cross), Mental Health Counselor and Organizational Management Consultant. Many of her career accomplishments have been creating statewide curriculums in the area of positive reinforcement, family trauma and grief counseling. In 2015, she developed the CARE program (Clinical Assessment Referral and Evaluation) for Family Promise SPBC. This program provides biopsychosocial assessments and counseling a well as assisting the families in bridging the gap to services within Palm Beach County.

Mrs. Raymond is passionate about assisting situational homeless families throughout Palm Beach County as well as the families we uplift and support daily.

Jocelyn Bermudez

Development Manager

Jocelyn Bermudez is a local South Floridian and dynamic professional with over a decade of experience in marketing and development. An alumna of Emerson College and Florida Atlantic University, Jocelyn has utilized her writing and interpersonal skills to assist in fundraising, event planning, and marketing for the benefit of the LGBTQ+ community and individuals struggling with substance abuse.

Having seen the rising rates of homelessness in the South Florida area and driven by her family values, Jocelyn is committed to utilizing her skillset to be a part of creating change in local communities through the growth and development of Family Promise’s mission.

Brianna Beaver

Program Manager

As Program Manager, Brianna, oversees our Road to Independence program and our Transitional Housing program. She started with Family Promise SPBC as a social work intern and upon graduation accepted the position of Transitional Case Manager. Brianna assists families with finding housing and accessing needed resources as they move into long-term sustainability.

Brianna became interested in social work while growing up in the South Chicago area. Brianna earned her Bachelor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University (Honors: cum laude).

Daniela Valencia

Office Administrator

Daniela Valencia was born in Colombia and raised in South Florida. She attended Palm Beach State College for accounting. Daniela comes from strong family values. At an early age, she worked with physically challenged children and understood the importance of compassion and patience. Daniela’s life passions are roller-skating, hiking/ camping, traveling, and spending quality time with family. Over the past five years, Daniela has worked in various capacities as it relates to office administration, sales, and public communication.

Diana Betancourt

Senior Program Advocate

Diana Betancourt was born in Alabama but raised in Houston, Texas, before coming to Palm Beach, Florida, where she has lived ever since. Diana graduated from Barry University with a bachelor’s and master’s degrees, both in social work. She is of Mexican descent, and speaks Spanish, which is helpful when working in different communities. Social work is something she has always been interested in, especially working with children and families. Social work is important to her because it is diverse and meaningful work that can have positive impacts on people’s lives. While social work is an interest Diana has always had, her other interests vary as she explores and learns.

She loves experimenting with different hobbies, and her favorites at the moment are reading, painting, and baking. Diana loves visiting new places and learning about the culture, and her favorite place to visit is Mexico. She also loves collecting, and mostly collects crystals and jewelry from places she’s visited.

Hunter King-Lightman

Program Advocate

Hunter King-Lightman was born and raised in South Florida. Upon graduating with her bachelor’s from Florida Atlantic University, she was accepted into the Master’s in Social Work program at the same university, where she graduated with a 4.0 GPA. While volunteering with children on the autism spectrum, Hunter developed a passion for education and diversity within every community. Hunter began her journey with Family Promise of Southeast Florida as an MSW Intern, where she was able to develop a passion for working with homeless families. She brings this passion with her into her role and involvement within the community.

Hunter loves to travel the world and learn about different cultures to enhance her knowledge and deepen her understanding of the world’s diverse populations. Hunter’s hobbies include spending time at the beach, going to the gym, and reading.

Sophia Oropeza

Program Advocate

Sophia Oropeza, BSW, graduated from Florida Atlantic University with a Bachelor’s degree in Social Work. She is passionate about helping individuals and families on their journey to healing and empowering them towards their goals so they can thrive. Sophia grew up in South Florida and comes from a family that is primarily of Cuban and Japanese descent.

She is enthusiastic about contributing to the Family Promise team as a Program Advocate where she can make a positive impact in the lives of others. When she is not at work, she enjoys singing, going to the beach, and spending time with friends and family.

Maura Andres

Office/Volunteer Coordinator

Maura Andres was born in Guatemala and raised in Florida. Maura was raised by her grandmother with strong values and a desire to care for others. At an early age, she began volunteering with non-profit agencies and churches that helped families in need. This ultimately led her to work in the field of social work for the past 26 years. Because Maura speaks Q’anjob’al, a native language from Guatemala, she was able to help translate for doctors, in court houses, immigration interviews, and so on. Maura’s hobbies are going to the gym, traveling, hiking, watching shows and spending quality time with her children and her dogs.

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At Family Promise of Southeast Florida, volunteers are the heart of our mission. By giving your time and talents, you help provide essential support to families experiencing homelessness. Whether you can assist with meal preparation, mentoring, administrative tasks, or special events, your involvement will have a profound impact. Sign up today and join a dedicated community committed to making a difference.

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