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Executive Team

For thirty plus years Raul has served locally, nationally and internationally in the mission field created by abortion. Raul has led Pregnancy Centers in Florida, Colorado and Arizona. He has served nationally as Assistant to Dr. Dobson at Focus on the Family and internationally as Executive Vice-President of LIFE International. His passion is bringing the sanctity of human life message to the world through the Church.

Raul Reyes, President / Chief Executive Officer

Christine Reyes, Executive Director

Christine Reyes,       Executive Director

Larry Larson, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Larry Larson, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Larry Larsen, CPA, Chief Financial Officer

Don Marshall, Chief Operations Officer

Operations and Finance

Christopher Robbins, Director of Operations

Christopher Robbins, Director of Operations

Christopher Robbins,  Director of Administration

 
 

Client Services

Michelle has been the Nurse Manager of CPC for over 10 years.  She received her BSN from Grand Canyon University in 2015 after being an RN for 30 years.  Michelle is also a Registered Sonographer. Her heart is for women and men who are facing an unintended pregnancy.  She loves interacting with our clients, our nurses and teaching in community colleges about life and sexual health. She is excited about CPC's prenatal clinics! Michelle loves spending time with her family and grandchildren. 

Michelle has been the Nurse Manager of CPC for over 10 years.  She received her BSN from Grand Canyon University in 2015 after being an RN for 30 years.  Michelle is also a Registered Sonographer. Her heart is for women and men who are facing an unintended pregnancy.  She loves interacting with our clients, our nurses and teaching in community colleges about life and sexual health. She is excited about CPC's prenatal clinics! Michelle loves spending time with her family and grandchildren. 

Michelle Tussing,           Nursing Services Manager

Lorraine Scorza started working as the Medical Administrative Assistant at CPC in January of 2013.  She had always respected the work and ministry of CPC and her friend Michelle Tussing who is the Nurse Manager.  Lorraine has a Master's degree in Social Work from ASU.  She has worked as a family counselor and a children's ministry director and finds serving families here at CPC a wonderful opportunity to bless our community. 

Lorraine Scorza, Medical Administrative Assistant

Cat has been with CPC for 17 years now, four and a half years as a volunteer and thirteen on staff. She has had the privilege to serve in many capacities in the Centers working with clients and other staff members. She counts it a blessing to serve with such exceptional people. She is married and has been blessed with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.

Cat has been with CPC for 17 years now, four and a half years as a volunteer and thirteen on staff. She has had the privilege to serve in many capacities in the Centers working with clients and other staff members. She counts it a blessing to serve with such exceptional people. She is married and has been blessed with 3 grown children and 4 grandchildren.

Cathryn Merring, Programs Administrative Director

 

LifePath Education and Recovery Services

Anna Herrmann, LifePath Director

Anna Herrmann, LifePath Director

Anna Herrmann,         LifePath Director

In 2012,  Robin was reunited with Her thirty-year-old son, whom an adoptive family raised from birth. Having been on the other side of the counseling room couch, robin is passionate about the work we do at CPC to support women in unplanned pregnancies.

In 2012,  Robin was reunited with Her thirty-year-old son, whom an adoptive family raised from birth. Having been on the other side of the counseling room couch, robin is passionate about the work we do at CPC to support women in unplanned pregnancies.

Robin Neumann, Mending the Soul Coordinator

 

Development

Brenda Petruso, Events Director

Brenda Petruso, Events Director

 Brenda Petruso,            Events Director

 When I was a kid back in the day, I played with building blocks all the time.  Who knew that my life would be established in the same way.  As God was building me and directing me he lead me here to CPC.  I have a 30 + year background as a Headhunter/Recruiter which was the building block for me to become an Advocate Volunteer and equipped me on a part-time basis to engage Monthly Partners with CPC. I enjoy working with people to encourage them to see themselves as God sees them.

Elouise Nathaniel                   Monthly Partner Manager

Karen Powell, Events Coordinator

Karen Powell,                 Events Coordinator

Lori has worked in Marketing for an international franchise company, taught theatre and film courses from college through kindergarten, and worked as a freelance writer and director before joining CPC in 2016.  She holds a B.A. in Theatre and M.F.a. in playwriting, both from ucla, and she loves bringing her CREATIVE GIFTS TO THE KINGDOM WORK WE DO HERE AT CPC.  1 cor. 15:58

Lori has worked in Marketing for an international franchise company, taught theatre and film courses from college through kindergarten, and worked as a freelance writer and director before joining CPC in 2016.  She holds a B.A. in Theatre and M.F.a. in playwriting, both from ucla, and she loves bringing her CREATIVE GIFTS TO THE KINGDOM WORK WE DO HERE AT CPC.  1 cor. 15:58

Lori Vander Maten, Marketing and Communications Manager

Alan Thompson, Church relations Manager

Alan Thompson, Church relations Manager

Alan Thompson, Church Relations Manager

Glendale Center

I have been with the Choices Pregnancy Center for 14 years, starting out as a volunteer whcih led to becoming a staff support person.  I  have been the Center Director for 12 years. I am married and have 3 wonderful sons and 2 daughters in laws and 9 grandchildren. It is such a privilege and honor to be here doing this amazing work.

I have been with the Choices Pregnancy Center for 14 years, starting out as a volunteer whcih led to becoming a staff support person.  I  have been the Center Director for 12 years. I am married and have 3 wonderful sons and 2 daughters in laws and 9 grandchildren. It is such a privilege and honor to be here doing this amazing work.

Lorraine Robbins, Director

Elsa Morales, Front Office Coordinator

Amy Stanek, RN, Lead Nurse

Amy Stanek, RN, Lead Nurse

Amy Stanek, RN, Lead Nurse

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Ashlee Schomburg, Assistant Director

I have volunteered for CPC four years prior to my coming on staff here at the Glendale Center. It is my passion. I have been in the work force for some 30 years, but my love for this ministry supersedes all of the various fields of my past. I love to eat healthy, exercise and love my little Dog Daisy. One of my life verse is Phill 4:6-13. I attend Calvary Chapel in Surprise, as I have been with  the various CC's since to age of 14.

I have volunteered for CPC four years prior to my coming on staff here at the Glendale Center. It is my passion. I have been in the work force for some 30 years, but my love for this ministry supersedes all of the various fields of my past. I love to eat healthy, exercise and love my little Dog Daisy. One of my life verse is Phill 4:6-13. I attend Calvary Chapel in Surprise, as I have been with  the various CC's since to age of 14.

Cheryl Knapp, Receptionist

Tempe Center

Julie Fallon, Director

Julie Fallon, Director

Julie Fallon, Director

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Laura Ledesma, Receptionist

I graduated from Kansas University with a BA in Liberal Arts majoring in human biology and obtained my BSN at Emporia State University.  I started volunteering at the Pregnancy Care Center in Lawrence, Kansas in 2009 where I was trained to perform limited ultrasounds.   I love interacting with the women and men during ultrasound and find it especially helpful for pregnant women to know the truth of the unique life growing inside of them.  It is a huge honor to have the opportunity to serve God and the community in this way.  Eph. 4:1-16

I graduated from Kansas University with a BA in Liberal Arts majoring in human biology and obtained my BSN at Emporia State University.  I started volunteering at the Pregnancy Care Center in Lawrence, Kansas in 2009 where I was trained to perform limited ultrasounds.   I love interacting with the women and men during ultrasound and find it especially helpful for pregnant women to know the truth of the unique life growing inside of them.  It is a huge honor to have the opportunity to serve God and the community in this way.  Eph. 4:1-16

Kristan Van Donge, RN,     Lead Nurse

I am a Phoenix native, married to my high school sweetheart, mother of 4 adult children, and a grandmother. I started with CPC as a volunteer & became staff in 2011.I am also a facilitator for post abortion healing & Mending the Soul. Passionate about the Sanctity of Human Life & Jesus Christ,  my Lord and Savior.                                      Psalm 139:14 "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well."

I am a Phoenix native, married to my high school sweetheart, mother of 4 adult children, and a grandmother. I started with CPC as a volunteer & became staff in 2011.I am also a facilitator for post abortion healing & Mending the Soul. Passionate about the Sanctity of Human Life & Jesus Christ,  my Lord and Savior.                                      Psalm 139:14 "I will praise You, for I am fearfully and wonderfully made: marvelous are Your works, and that my soul knows very well."

Jennifer Gorslin,              Lead Support

Patsy Chacon was born and raised in Phoenix, Az. She married her high school sweetheart in 1990 and together they have 3 beautiful children that she is extremely proud of and finds so much  joy in being their mom. She started volunteering for CPC in 2012 as a Client Advocate/Parenting Facilitator. The opportunity arose for her to become hired staff in 2014 where she currently holds the position of Staff Support and still is able to teach parenting classes and also facilitate Mending The Soul small groups. Her passion in life is her family, and being a vessel for God to show the Love of Christ to every one she meets. By serving and meeting the needs of people both physically and spiritually she strives to do her best to portray The Sanctity of Human Life in all she does .  God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.   St. Augustine

Patsy Chacon was born and raised in Phoenix, Az. She married her high school sweetheart in 1990 and together they have 3 beautiful children that she is extremely proud of and finds so much  joy in being their mom. She started volunteering for CPC in 2012 as a Client Advocate/Parenting Facilitator. The opportunity arose for her to become hired staff in 2014 where she currently holds the position of Staff Support and still is able to teach parenting classes and also facilitate Mending The Soul small groups. Her passion in life is her family, and being a vessel for God to show the Love of Christ to every one she meets. By serving and meeting the needs of people both physically and spiritually she strives to do her best to portray The Sanctity of Human Life in all she does . 

God loves each of us as if there were only one of us.   St. Augustine

Patsy Chacon, Support Staff

Mesa Center

Sharon is a graduate of Hope International University, and has a background in Biblical Studies a well as education theory. She enjoyed homeschooling her two sons, and then taught in private as well as public schools. She has been with the Mesa Center for five years, enjoys playing the piano, spending time in the arizona mountains, but especially loves time with her two grandsons!

Sharon is a graduate of Hope International University, and has a background in Biblical Studies a well as education theory. She enjoyed homeschooling her two sons, and then taught in private as well as public schools. She has been with the Mesa Center for five years, enjoys playing the piano, spending time in the arizona mountains, but especially loves time with her two grandsons!

Sharon Parks,           Director

Flavia began volunteering for the Choices Pregnancy Centers in 1993. She was a Computer Programmer before she started volunteering at CPC.  Flavia was hired shortly after she began volunteering and worked as Staff Support for awhile. She took time off after she had her youngest daughter.  She went back to volunteering once her daughter was in school. She was hired as the receptionist for the Mesa Center 3 years ago and now is Data Management/Support. She is bi-lingual and loves her Spanish Clients and facilitating . a spanish parenting class.  She has 2 adult daughters and 1 adult grandson.  She met the love of her life in church and has been married to him for 27 years. She enjoys scrapbooking, reading and hiking.

Flavia began volunteering for the Choices Pregnancy Centers in 1993. She was a Computer Programmer before she started volunteering at CPC.  Flavia was hired shortly after she began volunteering and worked as Staff Support for awhile. She took time off after she had her youngest daughter.  She went back to volunteering once her daughter was in school. She was hired as the receptionist for the Mesa Center 3 years ago and now is Data Management/Support. She is bi-lingual and loves her Spanish Clients and facilitating . a spanish parenting class.  She has 2 adult daughters and 1 adult grandson.  She met the love of her life in church and has been married to him for 27 years. She enjoys scrapbooking, reading and hiking.

Flavia Clark, Data Management and Support

Barbara is a nurse at CPC.  She does ultrasounds and STD testing.  She has been at CPC 10 years after retiring from Maricopa Medical Center with 25 years service as a Psychiatric nurse.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from ASU in 1990.  She enjoys working with the women and men that she meets.  One of the most meaningful reasons she works at CPC is the amazing team she works with.  It's always exciting to learn from the clients about their lives and plans.  She is an avid hiker having hiked the Grand Canyon more than 15 times.  She has two beautiful children and three beautiful grandchildren.  She loves pets, has two cats, and volunteers at the Petsmart Cat Adoption Center in Ahwatukee.

Barbara is a nurse at CPC.  She does ultrasounds and STD testing.  She has been at CPC 10 years after retiring from Maricopa Medical Center with 25 years service as a Psychiatric nurse.  She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Education from ASU in 1990.  She enjoys working with the women and men that she meets.  One of the most meaningful reasons she works at CPC is the amazing team she works with.  It's always exciting to learn from the clients about their lives and plans.  She is an avid hiker having hiked the Grand Canyon more than 15 times.  She has two beautiful children and three beautiful grandchildren.  She loves pets, has two cats, and volunteers at the Petsmart Cat Adoption Center in Ahwatukee.

Barbara McIntyre, RN,     Lead Nurse

Pam was born in Minnesota and moved to Arizona after college.  she majored in Social Work and was employed by Maricopa Country Juvenile probation for several years.  She has been married for 28 years and has 6 wonderful children.  The Lord blessed her with a job at CPC 3 years ago.  she loves to read, hike, travel with her family and laugh with her friends! Is.41:10

Pam was born in Minnesota and moved to Arizona after college.  she majored in Social Work and was employed by Maricopa Country Juvenile probation for several years.  She has been married for 28 years and has 6 wonderful children.  The Lord blessed her with a job at CPC 3 years ago.  she loves to read, hike, travel with her family and laugh with her friends! Is.41:10

Pamela White, Support Staff

Autumn graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2009. After 2 years of rehabilitation nursing in Illinois, 3 years of cardiac nursing in Florida, and a year of recovery room nursing in Tennessee, God brought her to Arizona in 2015 to join the team at CPC. She feels like she has finally found her niche in nursing and is so grateful to have the opportunity to use her nursing skills in a ministry setting. Autumn enjoys travelling, visiting with friends and family across the country, and being outdoors with her husband and taking advantage of the beautiful Arizona weather.

Autumn graduated with her Bachelors of Science in Nursing in 2009. After 2 years of rehabilitation nursing in Illinois, 3 years of cardiac nursing in Florida, and a year of recovery room nursing in Tennessee, God brought her to Arizona in 2015 to join the team at CPC. She feels like she has finally found her niche in nursing and is so grateful to have the opportunity to use her nursing skills in a ministry setting. Autumn enjoys travelling, visiting with friends and family across the country, and being outdoors with her husband and taking advantage of the beautiful Arizona weather.

Autumn Masselink,         B.S.N., R.N. 

Mindi Milas joined CPC  in January of 2017  as the Receptionist at the Mesa center. With a desire to love and serve women in the community, this was a perfect fit for her. Mindi is an ASU alumna with a degree in Business Management. Her background is varied but she has been working as a substitute teacher for many years while she has been raising her own two girls who are now teenagers.  Mindi and her husband enjoy paddle boarding, traveling, and spending time with their family.

Mindi Milas joined CPC  in January of 2017  as the Receptionist at the Mesa center. With a desire to love and serve women in the community, this was a perfect fit for her. Mindi is an ASU alumna with a degree in Business Management. Her background is varied but she has been working as a substitute teacher for many years while she has been raising her own two girls who are now teenagers.  Mindi and her husband enjoy paddle boarding, traveling, and spending time with their family.

Mindi Milas, Receptionist

Kathy Is  a phoenix native, and has served in church ministry for 14 yrs. before coming to Choices Pregnancy Center. I have worked at CPC for 9 yrs., and feel privileged working with the volunteers, and ministering to our clients. I am married and have 3 children and 2 granddaughters. I enjoy experiencing various creative outlets, involvement in church ministry, and the outdoors.

Kathy Is  a phoenix native, and has served in church ministry for 14 yrs. before coming to Choices Pregnancy Center. I have worked at CPC for 9 yrs., and feel privileged working with the volunteers, and ministering to our clients. I am married and have 3 children and 2 granddaughters. I enjoy experiencing various creative outlets, involvement in church ministry, and the outdoors.

Kathy McDaniel, Lead Support

 

Board of Directors

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Mr. Dennis Rogers     Chairman / Treasurer

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Dr. Eric Hazelrigg         Medical Director

Kevin Theriot, Esq., serves as vice president of the Center for Life with Alliance Defending Freedom, where he directs the work of the team members working to overturn Roe v. Wade, defend pro-life speech, andbattle against Physician Assisted Suicide. Since joining Alliance Defending Freedom in 2003, Theriot has been successful as lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous cases preserving religious and speech freedom. In Women’s Health Link v. City of Ft. Wayne, IN, he defended the freedom of a Crisis Pregnancy Center to access an advertising forum in city busses. In Children First Foundation v. Martinez, he received a favorable ruling eliminating unconstitutional discrimination against “Choose Life” auto license plates. Theriot also served as co-counsel in Reed v. Town of Gilbert and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, both of which established important Supreme Court precedent protecting religious liberty and speech freedom. Theriot earned his J.D. in 1991 from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is admitted to the bar in the states of Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona. He is also a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10 th and 11 th Circuits, and numerous other federal courts.

Kevin Theriot, Esq., serves as vice president of the Center for Life with

Alliance Defending Freedom, where he directs the work of the team members working to overturn Roe v. Wade, defend pro-life speech, andbattle against Physician Assisted Suicide.

Since joining Alliance Defending Freedom in 2003, Theriot has been successful as lead counsel or co-counsel in numerous cases preserving religious and speech freedom. In Women’s Health Link v. City of Ft. Wayne, IN, he defended the freedom of a Crisis Pregnancy Center to access an advertising forum in city busses. In Children First Foundation v. Martinez, he received a favorable ruling eliminating unconstitutional discrimination against “Choose Life” auto license plates. Theriot also served as co-counsel in Reed v. Town of Gilbert and Conestoga Wood Specialties v. Sebelius, both of which established important Supreme Court precedent protecting religious liberty and speech freedom.

Theriot earned his J.D. in 1991 from Vanderbilt University Law School. He is admitted to the bar in the states of Tennessee, Texas, Florida, Virginia, Georgia, Missouri, Kansas, and Arizona. He is also a member of the U.S. Supreme Court, the U.S. Courts of Appeals for the 1st, 2nd, 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th, 7th, 8th, 9th, 10 th and 11 th Circuits, and numerous other federal courts.

Mr. Kevin Theriot          Director

Marc has worked with startups, nonprofits and multinationals; managing everything from business development to branding and messaging, to marketing strategies and product launches, to VC rounds and funding. Marc is also a prolific nonprofit advocate, sitting on several boards and overseeing strategic marketing and branding initiatives.

Marc has worked with startups, nonprofits and multinationals; managing everything from business development to branding and messaging, to marketing strategies and product launches, to VC rounds and funding. Marc is also a prolific nonprofit advocate, sitting on several boards and overseeing strategic marketing and branding initiatives.

Mr. Marc Burmich             Vice-Chair

Austin was born and raised here in Phoenix. He and his wife Missy have 3 young children and attend Palmcroft Church, where he currently sits on the Deacon Board.  His parents have served with CPC in some capacity since his childhood. Austin is the COO of Metal-Weld Specialties in Peoria.

Austin was born and raised here in Phoenix. He and his wife Missy have 3 young children and attend Palmcroft Church, where he currently sits on the Deacon Board.  His parents have served with CPC in some capacity since his childhood. Austin is the COO of Metal-Weld Specialties in Peoria.

Mr. Austin Parks               Director

  In 1987 Susan began volunteering at the Glendale Crisis Pregnancy Center where she served as a peer counselor for 22 years. She and her husband Don are continually blessed by their children and 7 grands!     

 

In 1987 Susan began volunteering at the Glendale Crisis Pregnancy Center where she served as a peer counselor for 22 years. She and her husband Don are continually blessed by their children and 7 grands! 

 

 

Mrs. Susan Parks             Director

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Mrs. Cindy Eville             Secretary

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Mr. Wayne Smith         Director

For thirty plus years Raul has served locally, nationally and internationally in the mission field created by abortion. Raul has led Pregnancy Centers in Florida, Colorado and Arizona. He has served nationally as Assistant to Dr. Dobson at Focus on the Family and internationally as Executive Vice-President of LIFE International. His passion is bringing the sanctity of human life message to the world through the Church.

For thirty plus years Raul has served locally, nationally and internationally in the mission field created by abortion. Raul has led Pregnancy Centers in Florida, Colorado and Arizona. He has served nationally as Assistant to Dr. Dobson at Focus on the Family and internationally as Executive Vice-President of LIFE International. His passion is bringing the sanctity of human life message to the world through the Church.

Mr. Raul Reyes                 President

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Mr. Jim Bull                  Director

Phil and his wife Lori were used of God to start the first Westside CPC in the mid 1980’s and he served on the board for the next 10 + years. He rejoined the board about 3 years ago and continues to live his passion for the unborn in his service on the board and his everyday life. Phil recently retired as President/CEO of Torrent Resources where he worked for the past 35 years. He is blessed with four adult children and seven grandchildren all living in the East Valley of Phoenix.

Phil and his wife Lori were used of God to start the first Westside CPC in the mid 1980’s and he served on the board for the next 10 + years. He rejoined the board about 3 years ago and continues to live his passion for the unborn in his service on the board and his everyday life. Phil recently retired as President/CEO of Torrent Resources where he worked for the past 35 years. He is blessed with four adult children and seven grandchildren all living in the East Valley of Phoenix.

Mr. Phil LeBlanc .             Director