Andrew Nishimoto, Executive Director
Andrew Nishimoto is the newest member of the Family Promise of the South Bay staff! He joined the team as Executive Director in September. Andrew has worked in non-profit management over the last ten years in a variety of roles including program director, operations director, and deputy director. In the last two years, he has focused his energy on working in L.A. county to address the homelessness crisis. As the operations director at Kingdom Causes Bellflower, Andrew had the opportunity to work with several of the primary stakeholders in homeless prevention, retention, and housing placement. He is excited to join the Family Promise of the South Bay team and continue to grow and enhance the amazing work already being done! Outside of work, Andrew enjoys playing sports and spending time with his wife Abbey and two kids, Emma and Wesley.
Cristina Santos, Family Services Manager
Cristina has worked for an advertising and public relation firm and owned her advertising design and publication company. Utilizing her 25+ years of experience as an Entrepreneur, Art Director, and Production Manager, she also earned a Bachelor of Science in Business Management and a Master of Science in Psychology. Also served as a board member at the Embassy of Fashion Designers International. Cristina is a valuable resource to our affiliate, volunteers, and families.
Grant Smittle, Operations Coordinator
Grant began driving for Family Promise of the South Bay when they opened in May 2015. His knowledge of the congregations, frequent interaction with families, and familiarity of operational processes led him to step up to become the organization's Operations Coordinator. Grant has been attending South Bay Church of God since he was born. He was in the Coast Guard from 2008-2012. He is currently studying to become an elementary school teacher.
Board of Directors
Karen tucker - President
Gene Jackson - Vice President
Lois McFarland - Treasurer
Doreen Wright - Secretary
Mary Frances Bertucci
Pastor Ted Oden