While our families are temporarily sheltered through our network of congregations and volunteers, we work intensively with them at our Resource Center to assess, address and alleviate the barriers to housing and stability. This is done through our highly skilled case management and community collaborations that focus on connecting our families to services and empowering families. We believe families can end their homelessness with support.
Tara Pagliarini, Executive Director
Tara became the Executive Director of Family Promise of Brevard on August 17, 2013, and helped the network become operational on September 29, 2013. She holds a Master’s Degree in Social Work from the University of South Carolina, a Bachelor of Science in Special Education from the College of Charleston, and served a tour in 1996 as an Americorps VISTA Victim Advocate. She has experience in providing direct clinical services, coordination, and advocacy for children and adults, including eight years of management and leadership experience.
Prior to her position with Family Promise of Brevard, Tara was a Guardian ad Litem through the 18th Judicial Circuit Court. In South Carolina, she worked for the Department of Mental Health as a Mental Health Counselor and Special Services Coordinator. Prior to working in a clinical setting, she was a horse-back riding instructor, having taught riding lessons for twelve years to people with, and without, disabilities while finishing her degrees.
Tara’s education, background and experience have ensured that our families receive a creative, strengths-based, and multi-systemic approach to ending their own homelessness. She, and her staff, strongly believes in empowering families to make their own changes towards increased self-sufficiency and lasting independence. Tara and her family have been residents of Brevard County since 2009.
Mark Sexton, Program Services Coordinator
Mark is a native Floridian, born in Rockledge and raised in the Palm Bay/Melbourne area. He graduated from the University of Central Florida in January 2013 with a Bachelor’s in Social Sciences and again in May 2015 with a Master’s degree in Social Work (MSW) and a graduate certificate in Military and Veteran Social Work. Mark is active in networking and collaborating with other agencies in the county, and currently chairs the Brevard Homeless Coalition’s Coordinated Assessment Committee. He has also sat on the Board of Directors for the Combat Veterans Motorcycle Association FL 20-1 (501c19) 2011-2017, and is a past Board President of that chapter. His early exposure to the social services community came from employment in direct care and supervisory positions at Devereux’s residential site in Viera, FL. Mark started with Family Promise of Brevard in early June 2014 as a temporary Family Case Manager, a position that was made permanent that fall. In June 2015 he accepted the position as Program Services Coordinator over all three programs and continues to supervise the case management staff, including paid case managers, interns, and volunteer service providers.
Mike Hoenick, Family Services Specialist
Michael Hoenick is a social worker who graduated from University of Central Florida with his Master of Social Work degree in May of 2015. He also graduated from Eastern Florida State College with an Associate in Arts in May of 2012, from the University of Central Florida with a Bachelor of Social Work in May of 2014, and will receive a graduate certificate in Marriage, Couple, and Family Therapy in July of 2015. He has always been inclined to pick a career path that directly impacts the lives of those around him – Mike’s academic tracked followed first teaching, then psychology, and finally social work as focuses of study.
Professionally, Mike interned at Catholic Charities during his Bachelor’s degree and at Brevard Outpatient Alternative Treatment Center (BOAT) during his Master’s degree. Mike started working for Family Promise of Brevard as a part-time family case manager is September 2014, focusing outreach efforts in South Brevard. Since then, he has become a full time Family Services Specialist, primarily dedicated to the success of families in our aftercare program, but is versatile and skilled enough to work in any setting or program. Mike actively collaborates with other agencies in the county to find the best fit for families’ diverse needs.
Mike considers his hometown to be Sheboygan, WI, but he has been residing in Palm Bay since 2009. He is actively involved at a small church in Palm Bay, Living Water Fellowship of Brevard, where he serves as a pastor and worship leader.
Mike and his wonderful wife, Shannon, are proud parents to a son and daughter.
Allison Enquist, HAND UP Navigator
Born in Worcester, MA to loving and devoted parents Edward and Dianna, Allison is the older sister to Jillian and Edward, as well as an Aunt to her beautiful niece Savanna. Allison was blessed to have found her forever partner, Nick, during their junior year of high school and the pair have been married since September of 2011.During her free time, Allison enjoys nature walks, listening to music, and reading if she is not occupied by her 3 cats. Academically, Allison received her A.A. from Eastern Florida State College in 2013, her BSW from the University of Central Florida in 2016, and her MSW from the University of Central Florida in the Spring of 2017. Allison’s first experience with Family Promise of Brevard was during her undergraduate internship in January 2016 and she returned for her graduate internship placement in August 2016. On January 1 st , 2017 Allison accepted the offer to staff the new program HAND UP. She will be working closely with the homeless community through advocacy and case management to help individuals and families navigate their housing options, as well as assisting in any other resources they may qualify for.
Nancy Dudley, Administrative Coordinator
Nancy was born and raised in Maryland. She graduated from the University of Maryland, College Park with a Bachelor’s degree in Accounting. She worked for many years managing accounts receivable and payable departments. She has also held Assistant Controller and Financial Analyst positions along with general bookkeeping and organizational positions. She married her husband Jeff in 1998 and they relocated to Virginia Beach, VA where they lived for 12 years. During that time Nancy was a stay at home mom raising her 3 young children and volunteering at church and her children’s school.
Nancy and her family moved to Florida in January 2010. She has remained active by volunteering in the community since her move to Florida. Prior to coming to Family Promise she held the position of PTO Treasurer for two years at her children’s elementary school. She joined Family Promise of Brevard in January 2015 as their Administrative Coordinator. Nancy works part time in the resource center maintaining general administrative and accounting functions for day to day operations.
Diana Solis VanDeMark, Development Director
Diana joined Family Promise of Brevard as the Development Director on September 5, 2017. She has a Bachelor’s Degree in Marketing and Management from The University of Texas at El Paso. Diana has over 15 years of marketing and business management experience working with startups as well as large corporations.
Prior to joining Family Promise of Brevard, Diana was the Director of Marketing and Communications at Wuesthoff Health System. She moved to Brevard County 10 years ago from her native Texas and is looking forward to helping Family Promise grow in order to help more families find their way home.
P.O. Box 562666
Rockledge, FL 32956-2666