2024 National Pro-Life Summit



Kristan Hawkins

President of Students for Life of America

Kristan Hawkins is a Christian, wife, mother, grassroots activist, author, speaker, and a human rights advocate. President of Students for Life of America, she was recruited in 2006 to launch Students for Life of America’s full-time operation. Since then, she has built up a small organization made up of a few dozen student groups scattered around the country to a coordinated national team serving more than 1,200 Students for Life chapters in all fifty states. Under her leadership, Students for Life exists to abolish abortion by transforming our culture by recruiting, training, and mobilizing this pro-life generation, who are the direct targets of today’s abortion industry. A frequent speaker and media analyst, Kristan’s expertise includes abortion, feminism, disability advocacy and healthcare, as she navigates the social conditions and public policy that impacts the human rights issue of our day.​

A published author, Kristan wrote Courageous: Students Abolishing Abortion in this Lifetime. She has interviewed on Fox News, CNN, MSNBC, the Today Show, CBS, ABC, and HBO and has received the title, “One of the 4 worst anti-abortion misinformers,” by Media Matters, a title of which she is very proud. Kristan regularly speaks at pro-life conventions and events across the United States including leading college campuses such as Yale, Harvard, Dartmouth, and UC-Berkeley.


Mike Pence

48th Vice President of the United States

Michael R. Pence was born in Columbus, Indiana, on June 7, 1959, one of six children born to Edward and Nancy Pence. After his grandfather immigrated to the United States when he was 17, his family settled in the Midwest. 

After graduating from Hanover College with his bachelor’s degree in history in1981, Vice President Pence practiced law, led the Indiana Policy Review Foundation, and began hosting The Mike Pence Show. Along the way he became the proud father to three children, Michael, Charlotte, and Audrey. 

 In 2000, he launched a successful bid for his local congressional seat, entering the United States House of Representatives at the age of 40. In 2013, Vice President Pence left the nation’s capital when Hoosiers elected him the 50th Governor of Indiana. Vice President Pence’s record of legislative and executive experience, and his strong family values that prompted President Donald Trump to select Mike Pence as his running mate in July 2016. The American people elected President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence on November 8, 2016. President Donald Trump and Vice President Pence entered office on January 20, 2017. 

In February 2021, Vice President Mike Pence joined the Heritage Foundation as a distinguished visiting fellow. Vice President Pence also joined Young America’s Foundation as the Ronald Reagan Presidential Scholar. 

Vice President Mike Pence remains grateful for the grace of God, the love and support of his family, and the blessings of liberty that are every American’s birthright. 


Alison Centofante

National Leader & Strategist

Alison Centofante is a national leader and strategist for the pro-life movement. She most recently served as the Director of External Affairs at Live Action, a non-profit that exists to shift public opinion on abortion and defend the rights of children. Alison is dedicated to empowering mothers and shifting society to best protect the most vulnerable.

Will Witt

Author & Influencer

Will is an internationally recognized digital influencer and best-selling author who got his start in the media world with short online videos in 2018. He has since grown his influence tremendously with his unique brand of political comedy, cultural insight, and production of short documentaries. Will's videos have received over one billion views and have had a major influence on the cultural landscape of America today, educating and entertaining millions of people every week all over social media with sketch comedy, man on the street videos, a weekly podcast, short documentaries, and rants on all of the issues of the day. Will has appeared on Fox News, The New York Times, Newsmax, Daily Wire, One America News Network, The Blaze, and many others. He has given over a hundred speeches since his start working in the media world and has reached millions of people with his message. Will speaks on political and cultural issues with an emphasis on how freedom-loving Americans can save this country. Will cares deeply about the influence he has and is very personal and authentic with all of his followers. He believes his audience appreciates his genuine personality and deep care for America as he works to inspire and motivate people to stand up for their beliefs. Other influencers and news outlets work with Will constantly due to the distinct insight he has and his fervor for saying what is true and right. Will cares about America and his relationship with God, but he also loves to cook, play with his Labrador Rocky, and above all else, loves to make others feel happy and influence them to do good. 

Rachel Duffy

Co-Host of "FOX & Friends Weekend"

Rachel Duffy is a NYTimes best-selling author, communications consultant, and television personality specializing in politics, culture and parenting. She is the host of America's #1 rated cable news morning show, FOX & Friends Weekend on the FOX News network. Rachel and her husband, Sean Duffy host a popular podcast, "From the Kitchen Table". 

Rachel got her start on television on MTV's iconic reality television show, "The Real World". Rachel's season filmed in San Francisco remains the franchise's most popular and culturally groundbreaking season. During a travel adventure show spin-off, Road Rules All Stars, Rachel met her future husband, Sean Duffy. 

Rachel has also appeared as a frequent guest on NBC's Today Show and ABC's The View. In 2008, she co-hosted the series "Speaking of Women's Health" on the Lifetime Network with the legendary Florence Henderson. 

Rachel's advocacy work has included serving as the national spokesperson for The LIBRE Initiative, a non-profit that advocates for the economic empowerment of Hispanics through limited government, entrepreneurship and self-reliance. She also served on the board of Hispanics for School Choice. Rachel's youngest daughter, Valentina, was born with Down Syndrome and Rachel considers it a privilege to use her platform to advocate for her daughter and everyone with special needs. 

Rachel has a Bachelor's Degree in Economics from Arizona State University's Honors Program and a Masters Degree in International Affairs from the University of California, San Diego. She is married to former Wisconsin Congressman Sean Duffy and they have nine awesome kids!


Dr. Alveda King

Chair of the Center for the American Dream at AFPI

Dr. Alveda C. King is from Atlanta, Georgia, and serves as the Chair of the Center for the American Dream at AFPI. She is the daughter of the late slain civil rights activist Rev. A.D. King and the niece of Rev. Dr. Martin Luther King, Jr. Dr. King is the founder of Speak for Life, fighting for the sanctity and dignity of all life – from the womb to the tomb. She currently serves as a FoxNews contributor and host of the FoxNation show “Alveda King’s House.” Dr. King is a former college professor, served in the Georgia State House of Representatives, is a former presidential appointee, and 2021 recipient of the Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award. 

Melissa Ohden

Founder and Director of The Abortion Survivors Network

Melissa is the survivor of a failed saline infusion abortion. Despite the initial concerns regarding Melissa’s future after surviving the attempt to end her life at approximately seven months gestation, she has not only survived but thrived. 

Melissa is a Master’s level prepared Social Worker and the author of You Carried Me: A Daughter’s Memoir. Her second book, which will focus on other abortion survivors breaking their silence, will be published in 2024. She is the Founder and Director of The Abortion Survivors Network, the only healing and advocacy organization for abortion survivors. Melissa and her team have connected with 633 survivors as of 2022.  


Jay Watts

Founder and President of Merely Human Ministries, INC.

Jay Watts is the Founder and President of Merely Human Ministries, INC., an organization created to defend the intrinsic dignity of all human life. He works in cooperation with pro-life organizations to craft arguments and address issues to help others speak clearly on the value of human life. He speaks at conferences, banquets, churches, and schools across the United States, writes popular level articles for the Christian Research Journal, and produces online resources at the Merely Human Ministries website including the long form Human Things Podcast. Jay lives in East Cobb, Georgia in the Metro-Atlanta area with his wife Trayece, their three children, and two Golden Doodles.


Patrina Mosley

Speaker & Author

Patrina is a speaker, author, and advocate for the right to life, combating sexual exploitation, and faith. She is the founder and principal of PPM Consulting, elevating women's policy issues as a consultant, lecturer, and writer. Her commentary has been featured in the New York Times, The Washington Post, Washington Examiner, The Hill, The Washington Times, Townhall, The Federalist, The Daily Signal, World Magazine, LifeSite News, Live Action News, The Christian Post, and more, including over 90 published issue briefs, reports, and articles.

Michele Hendrickson

Director of strategic initiatives for Students for Life of America

Michele currently resides in Maryland and serves the Pro-Life Generation as Students for Life’s Director of Strategic Initiatives. In large part, this work includes overseeing the work of SFLA’s Campaign for Abortion Free Cities.   

Michele grew up in Baltimore, Maryland and graduated from Hood College after studying Elementary and Special Education. As a sophomore in high school, Michele chose the topic of abortion for a project in her speech class. Through research for the assignment, she learned the heart-breaking truth about abortion and knew immediately that she was pro-life. However, with nowhere to really serve at the time, it wasn’t until after college, at the Maryland March for Life, that Michele finally discovered Students for Life and she made the decision to resign from teaching and serve the pro-life movement full-time.   

Michele also serves as Pastor of Care and Outreach in her local church and works alongside fellow pastors and ministry leaders in how to talk about abortion. She has spoken at the National Pro-Life Summit, Maryland March for Life, National March for Life Youth Rally, Philadelphia Respect Life Day, various rallies, banquets, all school assemblies, and in classrooms teaching Pro-Life Apologetics lessons.  


Camille Pauley

Co-Founder and President of Healing the Culture

Camille Pauley is co-founder and president of Healing the Culture, a nonprofit organization that evangelizes and converts people to be deeply, authentically, and permanently pro-life. She is the creator of multiple internationally acclaimed, educational pro-life programs, including Philo and Sophie for young children, Principles & Choices for high school students, Respect Life University, and Life Principles Academy for college students. 

In 2003 Camille co-founded Healing the Culture with Fr. Robert Spitzer using his unique curriculum to change hearts and minds and build a culture of life. Under Camille’s leadership, Healing the Culture quickly grew into an internationally recognized organization with a powerful pro-life message, a wealth of successful products and resources, and tremendous influence in the cultural battle over abortion and euthanasia. 


Titus Folks

National Activist Coordinator for Students for Life Action

Titus Folks has managed and worked on campaigns across the country and he has delivered 36 election wins to Students for Life Action since 2019. He started working in politics in 2013 by getting involved with Students for Life at Liberty University and he knows how important campus activism is in the fight to abolish abortion. He’s passionate about connecting college activists to pro-life jobs and internships (and he’s always happy to review a resume). 

Titus serves the Pro-Life Generation as Students for Life Action’s National Activist Coordinator.

Titus can be reached at tfolks@studentsforlife.org. 


Jordan Moorman

National Field Coordinator for Students for Life Action

Jordan Moorman grew up in Batesville, Indiana and graduated from Ball State University after studying history and political science.  

The 2018 March for Life solidified Jordan’s desire to do full-time pro-life work, and Jordan took his passion for public policy, politics, and pro-life activism to Students for Life in 2020. Jordan was an officer for the Catholic Student Union at Ball State and was part of numerous groups on campus which invigorated him to help make abortion unthinkable. 

Jordan currently resides just outside of Cincinnati, Ohio and serves the Pro-Life Generation as Students for Life Action’s National Field Coordinator.  

Jordan can be contacted at jmoorman@studentsforlife.org


Kate Maloney

Manager for the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities

Kate Maloney grew up in Burnt Hills, New York and graduated from Ithaca College after studying Vocal Performance.  

When Kate saw through the empty promises of abortion, it was something that deeply convicted her heart. She knew that women were being lied to, and those lies were at the cost of other lives. The injustice of abortion pits mothers against their children, and in doing so, the value of every human life is seen as circumstantial. Moved by these truths, a year after she graduated college, she took a chance and threw herself full blown into the pro-life movement. Her main goal is to influence the lives of the students she works to be unafraid in the face of adversity.  

Kate Maloney currently resides in Boston, Massachusetts and serves the Pro-Life Generation as the Campaign for Abortion Free Cities Manager. This work includes ensuring that efforts to make more than 20 different cities nationwide abortion free are operating smoothly and making progress.   

Kate can be reached at kmaloney@studentsforlife.org.


Abby Johnson

Founder and Director of And Then There Were None and ProLove Ministries 

Abby Johnson worked for Planned Parenthood for eight years, working her way up through the ranks to become the clinic director in Bryan, Texas. She was Planned Parenthood's Employee of the Year in 2008 but she walked away from her job after witnessing the abortion of a 13-week-old fetus during an ultrasound-guided abortion. She left Planned Parenthood and instantly became a national news headline for her defection, which led to a pro-life speaking career. In 2012, she founded And Then There Were None, the only ministry in the nation that helps abortion workers leave their jobs and find new ones out of the industry. To date, she has helped over 650 abortion workers quit. She also founded ProLove Ministries and LoveLine in the fall of 2019. Her bestselling book, Unplanned, was made into a feature film that debuted in theaters nationwide March 2019 under the same name and she is the host of the podcast Politely Rude. She is also the author of Fierce Mercy, released in March 2022, and co-editor of Life to the Full, released in April 2023. She and her husband, Doug, have eight children. 

Bridget Weisenburger

Director of Campaigns & Partnerships at The Heritage Foundation

Bridget Weisenburger is the Director of Campaigns & Partnerships at The Heritage Foundation. In this role, she leads a team to drive integration, shape Heritage’s presence, cultivate new institutions, and build relationships across the country—and around the globe. 

Previously Weisenburger served as the Associate Director of Coalition Relations where she built and maintained relationships to advance domestic policy priorities. Prior to coming to Heritage, she managed communications for Texas charter school operator, ResponsiveEd. She received a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from the University of Dallas and a master’s degree in Government from Hillsdale College.


Caroline Strzesynski

Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Creighton Nurse Practitioner, and Creighton Fertility Care Practitioner

Caroline Strzesynski worked in the abortion industry for fifteen years, starting at Center for Choice in Toledo, Ohio as a nurse and then Planned Parenthood of Greater Ohio where she earned her Nurse Practitioner license. After leaving the abortion industry, Carolines proudly holds the titles of being a Board-Certified Women’s Health Nurse Practitioner, Creighton Nurse Practitioner, and Creighton Fertility Care Practitioner. She has been working in women’s health in Northwest Ohio for over twenty years. She attended St. Paul VI institute in Omaha, NE to train for the provision of Creighton instruction as well as serve patients as a Creighton Nurse Practitioner featuring NaProTECHNOLOGY protocols. Caroline accepts new clients for Creighton instruction through Sophia’s Virtues FertilityCare, LLC 419-356-8883 (text or call) or cstrz@bex.net. She also provides gynecologic and early pregnancy services at Falcon Helth Center in Bowling Green, Ohio www.FalconHealth.org 419-372-2271. 

Damon Owens

Executive Director of Joyful Ever After

Damon Owens, international speaker, and evangelist is executive director of Joyful Ever After, a non-profit ministry dedicated to encouraging and educating couples to understand and live marriage and family life together with joy through St. John Paul II’s Theology of the Body. Damon has published numerous articles, appeared on many radio and television programs, and has hosted and produced three 13-part television series for EWTN. Damon keeps a full international speaking schedule at conferences, seminars, universities, high schools, seminaries, and parishes on the good news of marriage, sexuality, Theology of the Body, Theology of the Family, adoption, and NFP. In 2018, Pope Francis honored Damon with his Benemerenti Papal Medal in recognition for his work. Damon and his wife Melanie have eight children and live outside Philadelphia. 

Jessica Andreae

Director of Operations for ProLove Ministries

Jessica Andreae is the Director of Operations for ProLove Ministries. Jessica has 25 years of professional experience (primarily in the insurance industry), including 12 years in senior leadership.  

Jessica has an MBA in Applied Leadership and Decision-making from UW-Stevens Point, and designations of CPA, ARM and CPCU. She is currently co-founding the UW-Stevens Point Center for Women’s Equity, Development and Leadership and is passionate about elevating women in leadership throughout the central Wisconsin region.


Josh Craddock

Affiliated scholar with the James Wilson Institute on Natural Rights and the American Founding


Kara Germon

Director of the CareNet Center in Stuart, Florida

Kara Germon worked at Planned Parenthood- Hartford North Health Center in Hartford, Connecticut after longing to help women beyond her doula certification. She accepted a position with the promise of becoming a medical assistant. After a God-sized intervention in her life and becoming baptized, the Lord laid it on Kara’s heart to leave the abortion industry. Through reverence and determination, Kara followed her call and now works in the business of life at a Care Net center in Florida. Kara is a woman of conviction and passion, that is bold in all she does in the name of Jesus.

Katy Faust

Founder and President of Them Before Us

Katy Faust is Founder and President of Them Before Us, a global movement defending children’s right to their mother and father. She publishes, speaks and testifies widely on why marriage and family are matters of justice for children. Her articles have appeared in Newsweek, USA Today, The Federalist, Public Discourse, WORLD Magazine, The Daily Signal, the Washington Examiner, the American Mind, and the American Conservative. She is on the advisory board for the Alliance for Responsible Citizenship. Katy helped design the teen edition of CanaVox which studies sex, marriage and relationships from a natural law perspective. She detailed her philosophy of worldview transmission in her book, Raising Conservative Kids in a Woke City. She and her pastor husband are raising their four children in Seattle. 

Kevin Roberts

President of The Heritage Foundation

Kevin D. Roberts, Ph.D., was named President of The Heritage Foundation in October 2021. Before joining Heritage, Roberts was Chief Executive Officer of the Texas Public Policy Foundation (TPPF), an Austin-based nonprofit, nonpartisan research institute and the largest state think tank in the nation. A lifelong educator, Roberts earned his PhD in American History from the University of Texas. After several years of teaching history at the collegiate level, Roberts in 2006 left the university to found John Paul the Great Academy, a co-ed, K-12 Catholic liberal arts school in Lafayette, Louisiana. Roberts served as the academy’s president and headmaster for seven years. In 2013, he became President of Wyoming Catholic College. Under his leadership, the college adopted a policy of refusing to accept federal student loans and grants, lest it be forced to violate Catholic tenets. This independent stance led The New York Times to describe the school as being full of “cowboy Catholics.” In addition to his doctorate, Roberts holds a master’s degree in History from Virginia Tech and a bachelor’s degree in History from the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. Roberts and his wife have four children.

Kim Marvin

Member of The Abortion Survivors Network

The doctor told her mother she wasn’t a viable embryo. But today, Kim is more than viable - she’s a passionate member of The Abortion Survivors Network. As a graduate of the University of Washington’s School of Business and a small business owner, Kim formerly served as the Marketing and Retail Specialist at Escape to Peace, whose mission is to bring hope, healing, and recovery to teen survivors of sex trafficking. Kim believes her life was saved to be a voice for the voiceless as she tells her miraculous, life-changing story of survival and the power of forgiveness. 

Lauren Eden

Abortion Survivor

Lauren Eden is a wife, mom, minister, and second-trimester D&E abortion survivor. She has a degree in Broadcast Journalism from the University of Georgia, but she left the broadcasting industry to do full-time ministry shortly after she found out her survivor story. In 2020, Lauren connected with The Abortion Survivors Network, which catapulted her into sharing her story. She has been a keynote speaker at The National Right to Life Convention, Georgia Life Alliance's "Together for Life" rally, Vermont's Right to Life march, and has done interviews with Fox News, CNN, Newsmax, Live Action, and the Epoch Times. Lauren considers herself a champion for life and for the next generation. 

Lupita Aguilar

Lupita worked at Family Planning Associates of Temecula in Temecula, California. She was working as a medical assistant and began to work on her ultrasound tech certification. While she was working at the clinic the pregnancy center, Birth Choice of Temecula, across the street told her they could get another job. After working for the clinic for over 3 years and leaving, Lupita became a Christian. She now works with Dr. George Delgado, who is one of the first doctors to implement the abortion pill reversal protocol. Lupita is also working at Birth Choice of Temecula as an ultrasound tech today. Lupita is dedicated to her family and helping to empower women.

Michele Smith

Abortion Survivor

Michele Smith survived a pre-Roe chemical/saline injection abortion attempt. She encourages others to “walk the pro-life talk,” having helped her own three children walk through their unplanned pregnancies (and the birth of her three grandchildren within just a few weeks of each other). She shares her incredible survival story with her older sister, Rose Fenchel, who survived the same procedure.  Michele can be reached at michele.morethansisters@gmail.com 

Michelle Lyman

Abortion Survivor

Michelle’s story of miraculous survival is one you will want to hear! God not only spared her life from an illegal abortion procedure, but by the time she was fifteen, she had escaped death at least two more times. She delivers the love of Christ in a message of hope, forgiveness, and redemption. Her story will inspire you as you hear of her miraculous survival, overcoming a traumatic childhood, and the restorative power of God’s love.

Rosemarie Fenchel

Co-Leader of More than Sisters

Rosemarie “Rose” Fenchel is a chemical and saline injection abortion survivor and NJ Awareness Advocate for The Abortion Survivors Network. Rose has a passion for sharing the truth that babies do survive abortions. Her career as a Clinical Nutrition Manager, mainly in the long-term care arena, has broadened her love for preserving life at every stage, from womb to tomb. As a pro-life voice, she brings a message of hope and encouragement about the value of every human life. She shares her incredible survival story with her younger sister, Michele Smith, who survived the same procedure. Rose is involved with NJ Right to Life, My Faith Votes, and is a co-leader with her sister Michele for More Than Sisters. 

Tyson Langhofer

Senior Counsel and Director of the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom

Tyson Langhofer serves as senior counsel and director of the Center for Academic Freedom with Alliance Defending Freedom.

Langhofer represents students and faculty at public high schools and colleges in defending their First Amendment rights. For example, in Denton v. Hecht, he successfully defended a Florida State University student after he was removed as student senate president simply for sharing his Catholic views in a private group chat. In Cross v. Loudoun County Public Schools, he successfully defended an elementary school gym teacher after the school suspended him for peacefully sharing his views on a proposed policy at a public-school board meeting.

Langhofer has extensive experience in civil litigation and constitutional law. Before joining ADF, Langhofer was a partner with Stinson LLP, where he worked as a commercial litigation attorney from 2000 until he joined ADF in 2015.

Langhofer is Peer Review Rated AV® Preeminent in Martindale-Hubbell. He is a sought-after speaker on legal and cultural issues. He regularly comments on free speech issues in television, radio, and print media. He has appeared as a guest and written pieces for numerous major media outlets, including The Washington Post, The Washington Times, USA Today, Townhall, The Federalist, and The Daily Wire.

Langhofer earned his Juris Doctor from Regent University School of Law in 1999, graduating cum laude. Langhofer is admitted to practice in multiple states, the U.S. Supreme Court, and numerous federal district and appellate courts.


Kristi Hamrick

Vice President of Media & Policy at Students for Life and Students for Life Action

Kristi Hamrick serves Students for Life & Students for Life Action as the Vice President of Media & Policy. She graduated from Anderson University with a degree in Mass Communications & Journalism with a Cognate in Political Science.

Her career as a journalist began in Indiana, in news outlets including the Indianapolis Star and Muncie Star, leading to Washington D.C. where she was a correspondent for CBN News, before working as press secretary for the Hopkins for Governor campaign in Kentucky. From there she became press secretary for Family Research Council, heading FRC’s communication shop and hosting FRC’s television show “Straight Talk with FRC.”

As an entrepreneur, Hamrick then established KSH Media from which she worked with a Who’s Who of conservative and pro-family organizations, strategizing to create and advance a policy agenda through paid and earned media, with an emphasis on marketing an effective story to news organizations.

Hamrick has been featured on major media broadcasts, print, and radio nationwide. From FOX, to NBC, CBS, ABC, CNN, et al, with quotes and op-eds in the New York Times, Washington Post, USA Today, Washington Times, Breitbart, Rolling Stone, Associated Press, and beyond.

Kristi resides near Nashville, Tennessee, with her husband, and is a mother of four.


Dr. David Prentice

Ph.D. , Science Advisor

David A. Prentice, Ph.D. is the former Vice President for Scientific Affairs at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. He is also a Founding Member for the Midwest Stem Cell Therapy Center, a unique comprehensive stem cell center in Kansas that he was instrumental in creating. In 2020, he was appointed by the Secretary of HHS to the federal Human Fetal Tissue Ethics Advisory Board. Dr. Prentice has almost 50 years’ experience as a scientific researcher and professor, including previous service at Los Alamos National Laboratory, the Family Research Council, Professor of Life Sciences at Indiana State University, Adjunct Professor of Medical and Molecular Genetics, Indiana University School of Medicine, and Adjunct Professor of Molecular Genetics at the John Paul II Institute, The Catholic University of America. He has provided scientific lectures, policy briefings and testimonies in 40 states and 21 countries, including before the U.S. House and Senate and numerous state legislatures, the U.S. National Academy of Sciences, the President’s Council on Bioethics, European Parliament, British Parliament, Canadian Parliament, Australian Parliament, German Bundestag, French Senate, Swedish Parliament, the United Nations, and the Vatican. 

Dr. Prentice has published numerous peer-reviewed scientific and bioethics articles, including a review of stem cell science and adult stem cell treatments published in Circulation Research.  He has also published various public commentaries and op-eds, and travels nationally and internationally to give invited lectures regarding stem cell research, fetal tissue research, gene editing, cloning, embryology, cell and developmental biology, cell culture and vaccines, bioethics, and public policy.


Isabel Vaughan-Spruce

Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life and Co-Director of March for Life UK

Isabel has been praying outside abortion centers and offering help to women/couples there for around twenty years, supporting many of them in continuing their pregnancy. She has been Campaign Director for 40 Days for Life in Birmingham, England for around 12 years and Co-Director of March for Life UK for ten years which she founded with her colleagues Ben and Sarah Thatcher. Over recent months Isabel has been arrested twice for silently praying near an abortion center and despite being acquitted in court has subsequently been threatened by police with a fixed penalty notice for her prayers. Isabel continues to pray near the abortion center on a weekly basis. 

Spencer Chretien

Associate Director for Heritage's 2025 Presidential Transition Project

Spencer Chretien serves as Associate Director of Heritage’s 2025 Presidential Transition Project, supporting each pillar of the project’s work. From 2020-2021, Chretien was a Special Assistant to President Donald J. Trump and Associate Director of Presidential Personnel, helping to identify, recruit, and place hundreds of political appointees at all levels of government. Before his role at the White House, Chretien served as a political appointee at the Department of Housing and Urban Development. In addition to his service in government, Chretien has held numerous positions at conservative organizations in the Washington, D.C. area—including the American Legislative Exchange Council, Citizens Against Government Waste, and FreedomWorks—and is a 2022 graduate of Hillsdale College’s James Madison Fellowship Program. A graduate of The College of William and Mary, Chretien is originally from Northern Virginia, where he still resides. 

Richard Sandler

Board of Directors of the American College of Pediatricians

Richard Sandler, MD, serves on the Board of Directors of the American College of Pediatricians (ACPeds.org) and has practiced medicine for over 40 years, including in Southeast Asian refugee camps, large academic research centers, and inner-city free clinics. He trained at the University of Michigan, Michigan State, and Harvard Medical School in medicine, pediatrics, and pediatric subspecialties.  He is a professor in the medical, and in the engineering colleges, at the University of Central Florida. Dr. Sandler’s 37-year marriage celebrates our blessings, including three sons. 

Marjorie Dannenfelser

President of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America

Marjorie Dannenfelser is president of Susan B. Anthony Pro-Life America. With Dannenfelser at the helm of America’s largest grassroots pro-life political organization, the pro-life movement succeeded in electing a pro-life president and Senate, confirming three U.S. Supreme Court justices, and overturning Roe v. Wade. In the 2022 election cycle SBA Pro-Life America and its super PAC, Women Speak Out, raised more than $78 million and reached more than eight million pro-life voters through door-to-door canvassing, voter mail, texting, and digital communications. Previously in the 2020 cycle, their efforts helped elect the largest incoming class of pro-life congresswomen in history, with 19 new pro-life women and 30 total serving in the U.S. House of Representatives – more than double the previous record. 

In 2020 Dannenfelser was again named national co-chair of the Pro-Life Voices for Trump coalition, a role she held during the 2016 campaign after securing four groundbreaking pro-life commitments from the nominee. In 2017 she was appointed to the Women’s Suffrage Centennial Commission by U.S. Senate GOP Leader Mitch McConnell. In 2020, Dannenfelser served as a panelist on the President’s Commission on White House Fellowships. In addition, she served on Life Perspectives’ Task Force. She has been named to Politico’s Power List of 40 influential leaders for 2022 and Fox’s “rising political stars” for 2023. Previously she was one of Politico Magazine’s Top 50 Influencers, Washington Examiner’s top ten “Political Women on the Move,” Newsmax’s top 25 Most Influential Republican Women, and Newsweek’s top ten “Leaders of the Christian Right.” An alumna of Duke University, she and her husband Marty have five children.


Bernadette Tasy

Media Relations Manager at Alliance Defending Freedom

Bernadette Tasy serves as a media relations manager at Alliance Defending Freedom, focusing on issues concerning the sanctity of life and religious freedom. Originally from Reedley, CA, she previously worked on numerous pro-life efforts at the local, state, and national levels. In 2017, with the help of ADF, Tasy took legal action against a Fresno

State professor for leading a group of students in defacing her student group’s
university-approved, pro-life chalk messages. She and her group won the lawsuit,
helping to intensify her passion for the pro-life movement.

Tasy has had her work published at The Federalist, Townhall, The Daily Signal and other outlets and is a former Campus Reform correspondent, appearing on Fox News and other national media. She graduated summa cum laude from Fresno State in 2017 with a Bachelor of Arts in Communicative Disorders and Deaf Studies and summa cum laude in 2019 with a Master of Arts in Speech Language Pathology. Tasy was a piano instructor, choral accompanist, and full-time speech language pathologist before joining the ADF team to defend pro-faith, pro-family, and pro-life values.


Denise Burke

Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom

Denise Burke serves as senior counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom, where she is a member of the Center for Legislative Advocacy. In this role, her efforts are directed toward protecting life from conception to natural death and defending the conscience rights of healthcare professionals.

Prior to joining ADF, Burke served as vice president of legal affairs for Americans
United for Life, where she routinely advised legislators, policy groups, and state
attorneys general on life issues. In addition, Burke testified before legislative committees on the constitutionality of pro-life legislation. Burke began her career with the Judge Advocate General’s Corps, United States Air Force, both on active duty and in the reserve. Rising to the rank of lieutenant colonel, she served as an instructor at the USAF JAG School and on the editorial board of the Air Force Law Review. In response to the terrorist attacks of Sept. 11, 2001, Burke volunteered to serve again on active duty. In recognition of her service, the Air Force awarded her the Meritorious Service Medal, the National Defense Service Medal, and the Global War on Terrorism Service Medal.

A member of the state bar of Texas, Burke is admitted to practice before the U.S.
Supreme Court, the Court of Appeals for the Armed Forces, and multiple federal
district and appellate courts. She earned her bachelor’s degree in business management from the University of Maryland, followed by her Juris Doctor from Southern Methodist University


Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo

Legal Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom

Erica Steinmiller-Perdomo serves as legal counsel on the Center for Life at Alliance Defending Freedom. Before joining ADF, Erica clerked on the Florida Supreme Court and Florida’s Third District Court of Appeal. She also served as a criminal prosecutor in the Miami-Dade County State Attorney’s Office.

Erica earned a Juris Doctor in 2015 from the Florida State University College of Law where she served as managing editor of the Law Review and vice president of the Cuban American Bar Association student chapter. She received her bachelor’s degree from the University of Miami. Erica is admitted to practice law in Florida and the District of Columbia.


Julia Payne

Legal Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom

Julia Payne serves as legal counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom’s Center for Life. In this role, she defends the sanctity of life by litigating both beginning and end-of-life issues.

Before joining ADF, Payne worked at the Office of the Indiana Attorney General as a
deputy attorney general for five years. While at the AG’s office, she managed all of
Indiana’s pro-life litigation and also worked on cases concerning immigration, religious liberty, federalism, the Commerce Clause, criminal procedure, federal habeas corpus procedures, civil asset forfeiture, local and special laws, and the common law powers of the attorney general. She has argued cases before the U.S. Court of Appeals for the 7th Circuit, the Southern District of Indiana, and Indiana state courts.

Payne graduated cum laude from Indiana University Maurer School of Law in 2017,
where she served as an editor on the Indiana Law Journal and won best brief in the
Sherman Minton Moot Court Competition. During law school, Payne interned as a clerk for Indiana Solicitor General Tom Fisher and as a Blackstone Fellow with ADF’s
Center for Academic Freedom in Atlanta. She also served as president of the Christian
Legal Society and as an officer for the Advocates for Life and the Federalist Society.

Before law school, Payne graduated summa cum laude from Western Kentucky University with a B.A. in History and a B.A. in Spanish. As an undergraduate, Payne studied abroad in both Spain and China. On campus, she served on the Student Government Association judicial counsel, led the music ministry for the Catholic Campus Center, and was an active member of Omega Phi Alpha service sorority. Payne was also a founding member of the Hilltoppers for Life, which helped spur her interest in First Amendment and pro-life issues. Payne is a member of the bars of the Indiana Supreme Court, the northern and southern districts of Indiana, and the 7th Circuit.


Robert Rector

Senior Research Fellow in the Center for Health and Welfare at the Heritage Foundation

Robert Rector is a senior research fellow in the Center for Health and Welfare at the Heritage Foundation. Robert is a leading, national expert on poverty, welfare, and marriage. Dubbed the “intellectual godfather” and designer of the 1990 welfare reform, his work focuses on a range of issues including the collapse of marriage, the breakdown of the family and other social ills with an emphasis on those impacting low-income families and communities. Rector is the author of the federal abstinence education and healthy marriage programs. His recent research looks at the intersection of marriage, abortion and welfare reform. His research argues that reducing the demand for abortions will require reforming the welfare state to make it pro-marriage and pro-family.

Valerie Huber

President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Health

Valerie Huber, M.Ed., is President and CEO of the Institute for Women’s Health (IWH), which exists to promote the highest attainable health and wellbeing for women throughout every stage of their lives. Huber served America during the Trump Administration as U.S. Special Representative for Global Women’s Health, where she focused on women’s health beginning with the first 1,000 days and continuing throughout every stage of their lives, culminating with the signing of the Geneva Consensus Declaration, where sovereign nations committed to promote and expand women's health, protect the dignity and value of every life, defend the family as foundational to society, and the guard the sovereign right of a country to make their own laws to prioritize these issues. Such a global coalition had never before been undertaken but now boasts 36 nations from every world region. She also served the U.S. at the U.S. Department of Health & Human Services as Acting Deputy Assistant Secretary for Population Affairs, Senior Policy Advisor, and Chief of Staff to the Assistant Secretary at HHS. 

Jeremiah Wilkerson

Campaign Leader for Tucson's Campaign for Abortion Free Cities

Jeremiah Wilkerson is a pro-life activist in Tucson, AZ. He began his activism with Students for Life in 2022 as a State Action Captain and is now the Campaign Leader for Tucson's Campaign for Abortion Free Cities. He also works for Hands of Hope Tucson, a local Pregnancy Resource Center.

Representative Bob Good

Representative of Virginia's Fifth Congressional District (VA-05)

Bob Good has represented Virginia’s Fifth Congressional District in the 118th United States Congress since January 2021. He is a member of the House Freedom Caucus and has been named to the Budget Committee and the Education and the Workforce Committee where he is Chairman of the Health, Employment, Labor and Pensions Subcommittee.

Bob is committed to effectively representing the people of Virginia's Fifth Congressional District and advocating for the foundational principles that have and will continue to make America the greatest nation in history.

Prior to his election to Congress, he served one term on the Campbell County Board of Supervisors from 2015 to 2019. Professionally, Bob worked as the Senior Associate Athletics Director for Development at Liberty University for 15 years, following a 17-year career with CitiFinancial.

Good attended Liberty University, where was a member of the wrestling team and earned a Bachelor of Science in finance and a Master of Business Administration.

Bob lives in Prince Edward County with Tracey, his wife of 34 years. They are the proud parents of three adult children: Patrick, Sydney, and Conner.


Tim Garrison

Senior Counsel at Alliance Defending Freedom

Tim Garrison serves as senior counsel for Alliance Defending Freedom’s Center for Life, where he litigates across the spectrum of matters involving
constitutional freedoms and the sanctity of life.

Previously, Garrison was a partner at Husch Blackwell LLP, representing clients ranging from individuals to Fortune 500 companies, including support for ADF’s litigation in College of the Ozarks v. Biden.

Garrison was a federal prosecutor for 14 years and was U.S. Attorney for the Western
District of Missouri from 2018-2021. He personally prosecuted hundreds of cases involving international drug trafficking, violent crime, white collar crime, and crimes against children. Garrison successfully litigated numerous federal jury trials to verdict
and received the Missouri Bar Foundation’s Appellate Advocacy award for his
effectiveness at the U.S. Court of Appeals for the Eighth Circuit.

Garrison is also a lieutenant colonel in the U.S. Marine Corps, where he has served on
active duty or in the reserves since 2003. He deployed to Iraq as a war crimes prosecutor in 2007 and saw combat in Afghanistan as Chief of Operational Law for the
I Marine Expeditionary Force in 2014. Garrison later served as Deputy Legal Counsel to the Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff and is currently a reserve judge on the Navy and Marine Corps Court of Criminal Appeals. He is a distinguished graduate of both the Marine Corps Expeditionary Warfare School and Command and Staff College.

Garrison graduated from Drury University with a bachelor of arts, magna cum laude, in political science, and holds the master of public administration and juris doctor degrees from the University of Missouri. He is admitted to practice law in Missouri and in multiple federal courts.


Representative Chip Roy

Representative of Texas's 21st Congressional District

Rep. Chip Roy is a devoted husband and father of two currently serving his third term in Congress representing Texas's 21st Congressional District — which includes South Austin, North San Antonio, and the Texas Hill Country.

Previously, Rep. Roy served as First Assistant Attorney General of Texas under Ken Paxton, Chief of Staff to Sen. Ted Cruz, senior advisor to Texas Governor Rick Perry, Senate Judiciary Committee staff director under Sen. John Cornyn, and as a federal prosecutor. Prior to the public sector, he worked for nearly three years as an investment banking analyst.

Rep. Roy holds a B.A. and M.A from the University of Virginia and a J.D. from the University of Texas.  He serves on the House Judiciary, Rules, and Budget Committees and is the Policy Chair of the House Freedom Caucus.

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