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Meet Our Staff!

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Katrina Bostick, MSW

Executive Director

A Savannah native, Katrina Bostick has poured her heart into improving her hometown. She was employed at a childcare center for 13 years, where she worked frequently with nearly impoverished families. While studying for her Bachelors of Social Work degree from Savannah State in 2013, she began working at Family Promise, then known as the Interfaith Hospitality Network. This experience changed her understanding of homelessness to something that put children and families on the forefront. She was appointed executive director of Family Promise in 2015, shortly after graduating with her Masters of Social Work degree from Valdosta State University. In 2020, she became the director of the newly formed Family Promise of the Coastal Empire – the result of a merger between Savannah, Effingham and Bryan County affiliates. At Family Promise, Bostick puts her passion for homeless children and families to work, giving them resources to build independent lives. She has three children, Alexis, Donovan and Lauren, and lives in Pooler with her dog, Charlie.

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Zoë Newmann

Marketing, Communications, and Event’s Manager

Newmann received a Master of Science degree in Communication from Grand Valley State University. Since 2019 she has worked in the marketing field. Specifically, she has been in the nonprofit sector for five years in development and has a passion for fundraising. Newmann previously worked with Grand Valley State University, David’s House Ministries, and Family Promise of West Michigan. She is excited to be a part of the Coastal Empire’s Family Promise team and for what the future holds for the organization’s development department.

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Heather Tomlinson

Director of Programs and Services

Heather received a Bachelor of Science degree in Sociology with a minor in Gerontology from Georgia Southern University in 2020. Heather is currently pursuing her Master of Social Work degree from Arizona State University and will graduate in 2025. Heather is a member of the Phi Alpha Social Work Honor Society. Heather has been a National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care since 2018. It is important for Heather to help others succeed and overcome any obstacles they may be facing. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, concerts, hiking, and spending time with her family and friends.

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Paris Massey

Homeless Prevention Coordinator

Paris Massey, a dedicated social worker, holds a Bachelor's in Social Work from Saginaw Valley State University and is pursuing her MSW at Valdosta State University. During her internship at Coastal Empire Habitat for Humanity, she discovered a passion for helping the unhoused, rooted in her belief in safe housing for all. Paris's diverse interests and passion for at-risk children make her a valuable asset to Family Promise. She brings a blend of academic knowledge, practical experience, and a compassionate heart, eager to contribute her skills to achieve organizational goals and make a positive impact.

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