Place of Promise Staff

Place of Promise serves residents from various racial/ethnic, cultural and religious backgrounds and for many years the staff of Place of Promise included both Caucasians and African Americans. In recent years that diversity has expanded with the hiring of three new staff persons, all three immigrants: a Brazilian who speaks English, Portuguese and Spanish, a Cambodian who is a Presbyterian Minister with a Doctoral degree in Counseling and a woman from Kenya who is a Social Worker.

Elizabeth Kidd, RN, Founder and Executive Director

Terry Lawrence-Durant, CAC, Residential Program Director

Ruy O. Costa, PhD, Executive Administrator

Martha Grady Costa
Kids of Promise Adventures Program Director

Kristine Tulimiero
Business Manager

Thysan Sam, MDiv., DMin., Pastoral Counselor

Isabella Gitau, MSW, Residential Staff

Wendy Ludwig, RN, MSN, Residential Staff

Sharon Kidd, Night Manager