Katrina Bostick, MSW
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.
Pamela W. McKinley is the Finance Director at Family Promise of the Coastal Empire. Pamela started as a volunteer with Interfaith Hospitality Network and has been with the organization for 7 years. She is a graduate of an HBCU, Tougaloo College, with a Bachelor in Economics/Accounting. Pamela has over 25 years of experience working with the Department of Defense, Department of the Army, and in the private sector. Her favorite pastime is spent with her two granddaughters.
Director of Programs and Services
With a BA in Counseling Psychology, Kimberly Paulk has devoted her career and passion to serving the citizens of Chatham County.
Kimberly worked alongside Step Up Savannah for 7 years. In 2016, She was the Public Benefit Enroller at Step Up's Assistive Site, Savannah Technical College, where she scaled up the Public Benefits Outreach program and exceeded previously unmet goals. In 2018, Kimberly began working at Step Up Savannah as Public Benefits Specialist and within a year, transitioned to Public Benefits Manager. Kimberly was responsible for 9 Public Benefits assistive agencies located the community opportunity zones.
In 2021, Kimberly started Step Up's first Public Benefits Cliff task force The work has included a benefits cliff survey distribution, implementing a public benefits calculator, launching the Bridges Beyond Benefits Network, and educating stakeholders on the cliffs impacts.
Kimberly is thrilled to announce that she has joined Family Promise of the Coastal Empire as the first Director of Programs and Services and looks forward to fighting for housing equity with a team of amazing people.
Kimberly is dedicated to helping and providing hope to people and longs for an economically inclusive community.
Porshe Moody, MSW
Family Support Specialist
Porshe Moody, serves as the Family Support Specialist of Family Promise of Coastal Georgia. It is my promise to give fair and consistent support to each family. I believe the family unit is the foundation of any institution of society. No matter how small or big the family unit is it is of equal importance. Coming from a small family unit myself I have had the privilege of experiencing the hard work it takes for each member as well as working with outside agencies to help my family grow and expand. This is what I hope to do for your family! My experience working within the community includes physical and mental health issues, and children and adults with diverse backgrounds and difficult life phases. I can’t wait to meet and help fulfill our Promise to your Family!
Family Support Specialist
Heather Tomlinson is a Family Support Specialist at Family Promise of the Coastal Empire. She attended Georgia Southern University where she earned a Bachelor of Science in Sociology and minored in Gerontology. Heather has been a National Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA) for children in foster care for the last two years. She has also volunteered at Hospice and a Senior Living Community. It is important to Heather to help others succeed and overcome any obstacles they may be facing. In her spare time, she enjoys volunteering, reading, hiking, concerts, and spending time with her children and grandson.