Linda Jo Devlaeminck has a passion for serving North Portland neighbors in a collaborative way. She has a BA in Social Work and Masters in teaching. She belongs to an ecumenical Christian Community called the People of Praise. She and her husband, Jerome, have raised four daughters and enjoy three grandchildren. They enjoy hiking and providing hospitality. She believes it is a gift to be able to work with the Church of North Portland to build the Community of Hope.
Harmony McDonald-Prinsen is joining us as the new Program Director. She brings a wealth of experience as a consultant to non-profits, the Program Manager of Community Warehouse, Board Chair of Women’s International Leadership and Learning, Program Coordinator of Micasa Program and caseworker at Morrison Child and Family Services, and Spanish teacher at a residential treatment center for at-risk youth. Her Master of Public Administration specializing in Nonprofit Management and Bachelor of Arts in Spanish with a minor in Planning, Public Policy, and Management bring new skills to our organization. Her passion and great people skills add to the gifts she brings. We hope you can meet her soon!
Charlotte Mitchell-Reese has vast experience working with domestic violence survivors. She comes with great compassion for others based on personal experience. With her Bachelors of Social Work, experience teaching RentWell classes, and her passion for service, she is a great asset to our team.
Lamika Colbert-Landrum comes to Community of Hope with a passion for service and a need to see individuals of all backgrounds treated with love, respect, and honor. Lamika was a single mother but also carried a lot of family (blood and created) support that she brings with her when she walks through the door on her shift. She was educated with life skills that greatly given her what is needed to be a staff member. Through her own personal challenges she brings compassion, understanding, a shoulder to cry on, and is always available for conversation. Throughout the years she has volunteered with Highland Christian Center in many areas. Lamika is currently being certified to assist with Rent Well classes and brings property management experience to the shelter. Overall, Lamika has a gift for helping those in need and her team spirit is what makes her a servant of GOD.
Since the creation of Community of Hope, Cat has felt called to serve here. Now that her children are both away at college, she finally has the time and began working at COH in 2018 as on-call overnight staff. Being a single mom herself, she feels a strong connection with the families here. Cat has been a volunteer facilitator at a personal growth workshop for over nine years and is now a Certified Professional Life Coach. Previously she worked as a flight attendant, an apprentice carpenter, and in sales. For fun she enjoys traveling, going to concerts, competing in sprint triathlons, camping, hiking and spending time with friends and family.
Nadia Busekrus grew up on O’ahu and moved to Oregon after college. She is currently studying to receive her Master’s degree in Social Work at Portland State University, with a focus on Children, Youth & Families. Nadia is an avid reader and loves to spend time outside. She is passionate about mental health, racial equity, and LGBTQ+ rights.
Mr. Karl brings a diverse educational background including an Associate’s degree in Electronic Engineering from Devry Institute of Technology, a Bachelors in Computer Science from ITT, and a Graphics degree from Maricopa Community College. He also brings a passion for peer support that’s led him to be involved as a community coordinator for United Way in Atlanta, Georgia, and in assisting recovering individuals from hurts, habits and hang-ups in Portland. He is a goal oriented, positive minded person that hopes to bring light and comfort to those in need. Being associated with Community of Hope has given him the opportunity to share his gifts and warmth with others.
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Community of Hope is a Program of AllOne community services, which engages local faith communities to work together to serve our community.