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Takisha Derritt, Vice President

I am a mother of 3 sons. I have been at my current company General Dynamics/Maximus for 10 years. I am the Casework Supervisor for the Advanced Resolution Center. KU is my Alma Mater (Rock Chalk) where I studied Business and obtained a Bachelors in Business Administration.

I am completely humbled to be a part of such a wonderful organization. Family Promise is near and dear to my heart. In 2011 my sons and I experienced a tragic life change. Our home burned down as a result of a faulty stove. The community immediately went into action to assist us at that difficult time. I was introduced by the school counselor to Valerie, who was the Director of Family Promise at that time. We went into rotation that next day. Being a part of rotation taught me the importance of the village (community). It also taught me to appreciate the little things like sleeping in your own bed, being able to cook a meal in your own kitchen and provide a roof over your children’s head. I have learned so much since being a part of family Promise.

When I moved to my own home I immediately became a coordinator at my church. My mission is to be ministry minded and continue connection with our community. The village is very important. We all need each other to survive. Having this great opportunity to sit on the board and continue reaching out to the community to help prevent homelessness is a tremendous honor. Family Promise is more than just a name it is truly a family that continues to prove that they will be there no matter the need.