Hello, my name is Tammie King-Johnson. I returned to Family Promise of Greater Beloit in March of 2022, having served as the organization’s Founding Executive Director over twenty years ago.
One of nine children, I grew up in poverty and became an advocate for social justice at a young age. I’m a servant leader and advocate for social justice and health-equity. I have an extensive background in social services, with 20+ years’ experience as a non-profit administrator, trainer and consultant. I most recently served as Manager of a hospital operated 25-bed homeless center providing emergency shelter, homeless prevention, diversion & rapid re-housing.
What drew me back to Family Promise of Greater Beloit was their model of keeping a family together and providing care for the whole family as a unit - unlike shelters where spouses and older male children are typically separated. We’re affiliated with over 200 Family Promises across the country who aspire to change the lives of 1 million children by 2030. I was also very impressed to meet the board and many volunteers who ‘pay it forward’ by volunteering with families. I fell in love with Family Promise – it’s so much more than where I work. I get to make a difference in the lives of the most vulnerable amongst us in the community that’s been my home for 30+ years.
I received my BA in Management and Communications from Concordia University in Wisconsin; Family Development Specialist certification through the National Resource Center-Family Centered Practice, Iowa School of Social Work; and a graduate of the Healthy Wisconsin Leadership Institute, Medical College of Wisconsin and University of Wisconsin School of Medicine & Public Health.
I serve on multiple committees, including the Beloit Area Taskforce on Homelessness Leadership Team, Racial Equity Workgroup, Chair for the Wisconsin Interagency Council on Homelessness, the Rock/Walworth Homeless Intervention Taskforce and as an Ambassador for the Greater Beloit Chamber of Commerce.
I’m truly blessed to lead such a great organization where I work alongside our board, staff, congregations, community partners, local government and school districts to improve the lives of those experiencing homelessness in my home community.
Hello, I’m Amanda OKane. In May of 2022 I became Family Promise of Greater Beloit’s Shelter Services Manager. One of my roles is to provide case management for our guests. I was drawn to Family Promise because of their work with families experiencing homelessness. I enjoy working with all ages of guests, from the tiniest of infants to the seasoned older adult.
I graduated from University of Wisconsin Whitewater in 2017, where I earned my bachelor’s degree in Social Work. During my college career, I served as an intern in a 25-bed homeless shelter where I learned of the homeless response system in Rock County. Shortly after graduation, I was hired at that shelter; first, as Case Manager and later Operations and Volunteer Coordinator.
I look forward to working with the Family Promise guests and volunteers.
Hi! I'm Tori Carr. I started at Family Promise April of 2022. I was born and raised in Beloit, and I graduated from Beloit Memorial High in 2019. My family consists of my mom, and my cat! I had been a daycare provider since I was 16, and decided I needed a change of career. I've always been interested in wanting to help improve our city. Joining the FPGB team has made the biggest impact on my life, and I hope I can do the same for our guests!