Professional Team

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Jennifer Raymond LMHC, NCC, QS

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.

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Marchele Courtney

Director of Development

Marchele holds B.A. degrees in Languages (French and Spanish) from University of Missouri. She has spent her business career in the private sector in various sales and marketing roles primarily in the language services and related software technologies. Her focus was on the Fortune 500 companies including Pitney Bowes, Xerox, P&G, Corning and Parker-Hannifin with several international accounts. As Development Administrator her responsibilities include: grant research and writing, fundraising and new donor development.

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Brianna Beaver, BSW

Transitional Housing Manager

Brianna earned her Bachelor of Social Work at Florida Atlantic University (Honors: cum laude). Brianna began her career at Family Promise SPBC as one of our interns, and upon graduation accepted the position of Transitional Case Manager. Her key responsibilities include case management for the families and individuals for the Emergency Housing Voucher Program. Brianna assists families and individuals with finding housing and accessing needed resources. Brianna got interested in social work while growing up in the South Chicago area.

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Amie Rushlow

Marketing Coordinator

Amie has gone from working as our Program Assistant: working directly with our families, helping them reach their weekly goals as she provided guidance and support throughout their journey towards sustainable independence; to taking over as our Marketing Coordinator. In this position, Amie stays informed about the needs of the community while strategizing and implementing marketing and branding plans. She also is currently studying at Florida Atlantic University as she continues to pursue a Bachelor degree in Business Marketing Management. She is a full-time student who volunteers for Atlantic Community High’s International Thespian Society to help the teens in her community in expressing themselves and making their own impacts. Amie is a devout member of the Family Promise team who is always working hard to make sure we are doing everything we can to help our families and reach our community.

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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.

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Thomas Aljilani

Transitional Housing Case Manager

Thomas Aljilani currently attends Palm Beach Atlantic University and is on track to earn a dual degree in Psychology and Philosophy with a concentration in Political Philosophy. As an intern, Thomas realized he had a passion for "those who may need a little extra help" and accepted the position of Transitional Housing Case Manager.

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Jodi Pesca

Transitional Housing Case Manager

Jodi began having a passion for helping the homeless population in 2016 and began pursuing her Bachelor in Psychology from Southern New Hampshire University and is on track to graduate in 2024. Jodi's unique background in sales and health insurance brings a new and different perspective to the Case Manager role. In Jodi’s spare time she likes to spend time with her dog Darla and her two cats Moe and Chonk.

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Tim Guelzow

Transportation Coordinator

Tim Guelzow began volunteering with Family Promise in 2014. Recently retired after 35 years of teaching and serving as principal in several Central and South Florida Lutheran schools, he was looking for something to continue serving in education ministry. He is grateful for the Family Promise door opening and being a part of an organization that is truly a blessing to families in need. Tim and his wife, Lynn, have four grown children. He loves sports, gardening and the beautiful South Florida beaches – and, of course, driving the van.

For general information, please call  (561) 265-3370 X 105 or email us at fpromisespbc@familypromisespbc.org