Ifeoma Anunkor is director of EXPECT, the Human Life Review’s initiative for young professionals and college students. Originally from Harlem, New York, Ifeoma received a J.D. from Columbia Law School in 2014. She received her bachelor’s degree from Amherst College. After some time in public interest law firms, she is embarking on a career in pro-life advocacy. She is especially interested in addressing the abortion industry’s aggressive targeting of black women in the U.S., and increasingly in Sub-Saharan Africa, where her family is from. She now resides in New York City.
Dr. Marguerite Duane
Dr. Marguerite Duane, a board certified family physician, is co-founder and Executive Director of FACTS – the Fertility Appreciation Collaborative to Teach the Science, an organization dedicated to educating healthcare professionals and students about the scientifically valid natural or fertility awareness based methods of family planning. She also serves as an Adjunct Associate Professor at Georgetown University, where she directs an introductory course on natural methods of family planning. Dr. Duane is a physician with Modern Mobile Medicine, a direct primary care house-calls based practice serving patients of all ages in the DC metropolitan area. Dr. Duane has also previously served on the boards of both the American Academy of Family Physicians (AAFP) and the FMEC.
Dr. Duane is trained as a Creighton Medical consultant and a TeenSTAR educator. She received her M.D. degree with recognition in primary care from the State University of New York at Stony Brook and completed her Family Medicine residency at Lancaster General Hospital in Lancaster, PA. She received a Bachelor of Science with Honors degree and a Master of Health Administration degree from Cornell University in 1992 and 1994, respectively. Dr. Duane has been recognized for her leadership efforts by the American Board of Family Medicine which named her as a 1998 Pisacano Scholar, and by the American Academy of Family Physicians which awarded her the AAFP Bristol Meyers Squibb Graduate Medical Education Award in 2002. Dr. Duane balances her career as a teacher and Family Physician, with her role as a mother and wife. She is proud to be accompanied on this life’s journey by her husband and fellow family physician, Dr. Kenneth Lin, and they are delighted to be the parents of 4 young children.
Amy Ford is the President and Co-Founder of Embrace Grace, a non-profit that inspires and equips the church to love on single and pregnant young women as well as the author of A Bump in Life: True Stories of Hope & Courage during an Unplanned Pregnancy. Embrace Grace works with hundreds of churches across the nation, providing curriculum to help moms with unintended pregnancies and inspire the church to have a pro-love approach with walking alongside single moms.
Serrin M. Foster
FFL President Serrin M. Foster is the creator of the Women Deserve Better® campaign. Her landmark speech, “The Feminist Case Against Abortion,” has been recognized as one of the “great speeches in history” in an anthology called Women’s Rights. She has focused on developing on-campus resources and support for underserved pregnant and parenting students and is an outspoken opponent of pregnancy discrimination.
Serrin has led Feminists for Life since 1994. Under her leadership, FFL successfully advocated benefits for poor and pregnant women through the State Child Health Insurance Program, worked in coalition with other women’s organizations to defeat the mandatory “family cap” and other punitive child exclusion provisions in welfare reform, and helped to prevent poverty and coerced abortions due to threats to withhold child support through passage of the Enhanced Child Support Act.
Serrin served on the National Taskforce Against Sexual Assault and Domestic Violence, which worked to pass the Violence Against Women Act, and she also testified before the U.S. House Judiciary Committee in support of the Unborn Victims of Violence Act, also known as “Laci and Conner’s Law.”
In January 1997, Serrin moderated the first-ever FFL Pregnancy Resource ForumSM at Georgetown University, which became a model for the country and in 2010 became the basis for Pregnancy Assistance Fund grants awarded by the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services.
Serrin’s efforts earned her an honorary doctorate from Belmont Abbey College in 2008.
Serrin has been interviewed by ABC News, CBN, CNN, EWTN, and FOX News, Chicago Tribune, Los Angeles Times, New York Times, NPR, Washington Post, Washington Times, and CNN International, RTÉ, and many other news outlets.
Serrin serves as editor-in-chief of The American Feminist and FFL’s resource website, WomenDeserveBetter.com.
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa
Destiny Herndon-De La Rosa is a feminist because she believes women deserve equal rights and that for far too long we were treated as nothing more than property. She doesn't believe any human being should ever be treated as property which is why she's a PRO-LIFE feminist. She lives with her husband and four hilarious children in the great state of Texas, and frequently writes for the Dallas Morning News. Her group New Wave Feminists has been featured in the New York Times, on VICE News, HuffPo, The Atlantic, and Slate. And all in a pretty flattering light... go figure.
Hailing from central Minnesota, Leah has been working with young people and mothers since 2000. As mother to six children and an International Board Certified Lactation Consultant, she has a special interest in supporting young women as they transition into becoming new mothers. Her passion for women’s health has led her to found The Guiding Star Project, a national non-profit organization with seven Guiding Star Centers in six states. Her work with Guiding Star is truly reframing the dialogue about what it means to provide authentic women’s healthcare services in the United States.
Pat Layton is a busy author, speaker and life coach whose desire is to inspire others to embrace lives of peace, purpose and passion. She is the author of 6 books including Surrendering the Secret "Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion" (Lifeway 2008) and her latest release, Life Unstuck (Revell 2015). She started and led one of one of the nations largest pregnancy resource centers located in Tampa, Florida for over 25 years. Pat has been featured on Focus on the Family, Life Today and Proverbs 31 Ministries. Pat and her husband Mike have been married for over 40 years and have 3 married children and 5 "G's". They enjoy doing ministry together, traveling and a sweet tea home in Tampa, Florida.
Courtney is both the Co-Executive Director of FAC and also the lead consultant. As the Co-Executive Director Courtney assumes many roles within FAC. As an adoption consultant she walks alongside adoptive families throughout their adoption journey, assisting with each step along the way. In addition to consulting, she maintains close working relationships with multiple licensed agencies and attorneys, while continuing to build new relationships for the future. Courtney has been married for almost 15 years. The Lord has blessed her with 8 beautiful children through the miracle of both birth and adoption. Her passion for adoption originated from her strong pro-life convictions as well as their desire to honor the biblical mandate to care for the least of these. Having adopted both special needs and transracially, Courtney’s passion is clear and gives them a unique perspective to offer their clients.
Carrie Murray Nellis and Vicki Colls
Birth parent centered, prolife and pro-one big family, Abiding Love Adoptions provides a powerful living breathing alternative to abortion through open adoption. Founders, Carrie Murray Nellis and Vicki Colls minister daily to expectant mothers who are considering the most gut-wrenching decision of their lives, allowing someone else to be her baby’s parents. They go to the expectant mothers wherever they are, a park bench, a brothel, a college campus, or their home. If wanted, Carrie and Vicki will be at doctor’s appointments, delivery and especially post adoption. Many of the women they have come along side are still in their lives.
Carrie Murray Nellis has been married to Gil Nellis for 16 years and has two daughters, Annabelle Grace and Caroline. She is a licensed attorney in Georgia and has been committed to adoption and birth parents for over 10 years.
Vicki Colls is married to Nestor Colls-Senaha, LTC Retired, going on 18 years. They have five children and three were through open adoption, Jared, Ryan and Terah. Vicki has advocated for birth mothers and their rights for over 7 years
Dr. Monique Ruberu
Dr. Ruberu is a daughter of God, wife to an amazing husband, mother of 3 sweet children and a Pro Life Ob/Gyn living and working in the Philadelphia area. She is a Napro Technology Medical Consultant, thus addresses all gynecologic problems without the use of contraceptives. She helps women to address issues with infertility, recurrent miscarriage, and low progesterone. Monique also co chairs the downtown Philadelphia 40 days for life outreach and is very active in the pro life movement. Her goal in life is to know, love and serve God in all that she does.