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Heartbeat International Announces New Legal Counsel

Tuesday | August 18, 2015
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COLUMBUS, OHIO – Joining a team that serves a network of nearly 2,000 affiliated pregnancy help organizations and over 8,500 pro-life pregnancy help individuals worldwide, Danielle M. White, J.D., has been named legal counsel for Heartbeat International.

White replaces her predecessor, Ellen Foell, who served in the capacity from 2012-15. A member of the Ohio State Bar Association, the Columbus Bar Association, and the Christian Legal Society, White also serves as an Allied Attorney for Alliance Defending Freedom.

A recipient of the prestigious Blackstone Fellowship while a law student at Ave Maria School of Law, White studied the bioethical issues surrounding a recently developed human cloning procedure in London. She also gained experience as a summer associate for the Thomas More Society, which defends the traditional family, religious liberty, and the right to life.

“We are very pleased to welcome Danielle to our team,” Vice President Jor-El Godsey said. “Her credentials speak for themselves, but what has impressed us more than anything is Danielle’s heart for pregnancy help. She is truly committed not only to the cause of life, but to serving the women and families our network works so tirelessly to reach.”

White first became involved in the pro-life movement when she began attending the March for Life in Washington, D.C., as a middle school student. She subsequently joined the pregnancy help community at centers and maternity homes in Ohio and Florida while an undergraduate at Franciscan University and a law student at Ave Maria School of Law.

White, who served as senior editor for the Ave Maria Law Review in law school, will oversee the content development for Heartbeat International e-publications On the LeaderBoard and Capitol Matters, which are targeted to affiliated individuals of Heartbeat International.


Heartbeat Team

Executive 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 of Mission Advancement - Cindi Boston LAS

Vice President of Ministry Services - Betty McDowell, LSW, LAS

Controller - Tony Gruber

General Counsel - Danielle White, Esq.

Paralegal/Executive Assistant - Karen Hartman

Ministry Services

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

Ministry Services Specialist - Beth Diemert

Grant Program Specialist - Sara Littlefield

U.S. Affiliation Coordinator - Julie Stepp

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 Grimmett

Healthcare Team Manager - Karen Lawrence, RN, LAS

Healthcare Team Manager - Ashley Vance, RN, BSN

Healthcare Team Manager - Lisa Searle BSN, RN

Medical Impact Office Assistant - Maria Beigel

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.

Bookkeeper - Robin Mitchell

Human Resources Specialist - Betsy Wetherby

Staff Accountant - Joseph Hield

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 Kennedy

Option Line Operations Assistant - Mardie Laughlin

Option Line Operations Assistant - Tearr Graddic

Option Line Operations Assistant - Petra Wallenmeyer

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

Sales and Customer Service Specialist, Next Level CMS - Sarah Miller

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.

Mission Advancement Operations Director - Anita Kremm

Direct Marketing Director - Matt Waters

Mission Advancement Advisor - Virginia Cline

Grants Coordinator - Terri Fox

Executive Assistant - Melissa Olenik

Advancement Assistant  - Rebecca Joines

Advancement Officer - Terri Barnhart

Advancement Officer - Julie Courtney

Advancement Officer - Kathy Chellis

Advancement Officer - Rebekah Hagan

Communications & Marketing

Director of Communications & Marketing - Andrea Trudden

Web/Media Specialist - Lauren Bell

Editor/Writer - Jennifer Wright

Managing Editor of Pregnancy Help News - Lisa Bourne

We are at your service. If you need anything, please contact us.

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
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