Heartbeat's staff is led by Jor-El Godsey, our second president, preceded only by current Board Chair Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D. Jor-El previously served as Vice President under Peggy from 2006 to 2015.
Vice President of Ministry Services - Betty McDowell, LSW, LAS
Controller - Tony Gruber
General Counsel - Danielle White, Esq.
Executive Assistant - Melissa Olenik
The Ministry Services department envisions, encourages, and equips Christian leaders in pregnancy center related ministries to effectively impact their communities for life.
Director of Medical Impact - Christa Brown, BSN, RN
Director of Academy - Dawn Lunsford
Grant Program Specialist - Sara Littlefield
U.S. Affiliation Coordinator - Bethany Jasper
Conference & Events Coordinator - Molly Hoepfner, LAS
International Program Specialist - Ellen Foell, Esq.
Medical Specialist - Susan Dammann, RN, LAS
Housing Specialist - Mary Peterson
Advancement Specialist - Kirk Walden
Office Assistant - Christine Flowers
APR Office Assistant - Michelle Gruber
The Ministry Support Department focuses the efforts of operations and development to support the ministry mission and vision of Heartbeat International to Reach, Rescue and Renew Communities for Life.
Bookkeeper - Robin Mitchell
Human Resources Specialist - Betsy Wetherby
The Ministry Solutions department provides networking, software, and web solutions to pregnancy help organizations looking for high-tech ways to Reach, Rescue and Renew Communities for Life.
Senior Director of Ministry Solutions - Bri Laycock
Director of OptionLine - Nafisa Shamsher
Coordinator, Extend Web Services - Christy Poloni
Designer/Developer, Extend Web Services - Timothy Stephens
Sales and Customer Service Specialist, Extend Web Services - Jennifer Breymaier
Sales and Customer Service Specialist, Next Level CMS - Margie Mayes
The Mission Advancement department promotes Heartbeat International to Christian communities and educates the general public on what they can do to help make abortion unthinkable worldwide.
Director of Development - Anita Kremm
Senior Development Officer - Phil Petrella
Development Officer - Kathy Chellis
Grant Writer - Terri Fox
Development Officer - Terri Barnhart
Development Officer - Rebecca Joines
Development Officer - Julie Courtney
Development Officer - Virginia Cline
Communications & Marketing
Director of Communications & Marketing - Andrea Trudden
Web/Media Specialist - Lauren Bell
Editor/Writer - Jennifer Minor
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Heartbeat International is governed by a Board of Directors representing all areas of the U.S., and various professions and ministries. Click here to learn more.
Heartbeat also has a Medical Advisory Council with experts to consult on medical issues. Our work with sister organizations around the globe leverages life-affirming expertise from all over the world.
In addition, Heartbeat has independent consultants who provide training and consultation to affiliates around the world.