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Heartbeat Team

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.

Board Chairman - Peggy Hartshorn, Ph.D.

President - Jor-El Godsey LAS

Vice President - Cindi Boston LAS

Legal Counsel - Danielle White

Executive Assistant - Bethany Jasper

Ministry Services

The Ministry Services department envisions, encourages, and equips Christian leaders in pregnancy center related ministries to effectively impact their communities for life.

Senior Director of Ministry Services - Betty McDowell, LSW, LAS

Associate Director of Affiliate Services - Ducia Hamm

Associate Director of Academy - Dawn Lunsford

U.S. Affiliation Coordinator - Debbie Schirtzinger

Conference & Events Coordinator - Molly Hoepfner, LAS

International Relations Specialist - Carrie Beliles

Medical Specialist - Susan Dammann, RN, LAS

Medical Specialist - Jaimy Craemer-Adjei, LPN

Housing Specialist - Mary Peterson

Office Assistant - Christine Flowers

Ministry Support

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.

Director of Operations and Controller - Tony Gruber

Bookkeeper - Robin Mitchell

Human Resources Specialist - Betsy Wetherby

Ministry Solutions

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 Services Specialist, Next Level CMS - Margie Mayes

Mission Advancement

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

Development Officer - Susan Hart

Development Officer - Kathy Chellis

Grant Writer - Terri Fox

Office Assistant - Terri Barnhart

Administrative Assistant - Rebecca Joines

Communications & Marketing

Director of Communications & Marketing - Jay Hobbs

Web/Social 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.

Public Impact Coordinator