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

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).

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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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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