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Thomas M. Messner, J.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Thomas Messner, J.D., is Senior Fellow in Legal Policy at CLI where he researches and writes on issues involving life and conscience. Messner earned his law degree from Notre Dame Law School and his Bachelor of Arts degree from Grove City College in Pennsylvania. After law school, Messner clerked for Judge William H. Pryor Jr. of […]

Eugene C. Tarne

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Eugene C. Tarne is a senior analyst with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. He is also the president of Tarne Communications Inc., a communications and issue advocacy company he founded in 1999. Beginning in 1989 and continuing to the present, Mr. Tarne has been a communications and media relations consultant to the United States Conference of […]

Rev. Nicanor Pier Giorgio Austriaco, O.P., Ph.D., S.T.D.

Katey Price  |  

Rev. Nicanor Austriaco, O.P., completed his Bachelor’s Degree (B.S.E.) in Bioengineering, summa cum laude, at the University of Pennsylvania, and then earned his Ph.D. in Biology from M.I.T. in the laboratory of Professor Leonard Guarente, where he was a fellow of the Howard Hughes Medical Institute (HHMI). He was ordained a priest in the Order […]

Kathi Aultman, M.D.

Tim Bradley  |  

Kathi Aultman, M.D. is a retired Board-Certified OB/Gyn and is currently an Associate Scholar with the Charlotte Lozier Institute. She is a member of the American Association of Prolife Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the Christian Medical and Dental Associations, the Florida Medical Association and is a Life-Fellow of the American College of Obstetricians and Gynecologists. She […]

Mai W. Bean

Nicole Stacy  |  

Mai W. Bean is the client statistics and marketing director at NOVA Pregnancy Help Centers in Virginia. She is also a consultant who assists pregnancy centers and national organizations with data review, client statistics and online marketing. Before entering the pregnancy center arena, Mai worked for the U.S. Census Bureau as a survey statistician for […]

Steven Braatz, M.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Dr. Braatz is a board-certified Ob/Gyn physician who lives in northern California with his wife, Lori, who is a labor and delivery nurse. They both work in Susanville, California and have three grown children. Dr. Braatz retired from the Navy in 2008 after serving as the chairman of the Ob/Gyn Department at the Naval Medical […]

Kristi Burton Brown, J.D.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Kristi Burton Brown is an attorney focusing on public policy and the First Amendment and sanctity of life issues. She is licensed in the State of California and admitted to the District of Colorado and the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals. Kristi has worked on pro-bono projects for Life Legal Defense Foundation, Live Action, Child […]

Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, M.D., FACOG, FACS, FASAM, MBA

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Dr. Byron C. Calhoun, MD, FACOG, FACS, FASAM, MBA is a 1979 Distinguished Graduate of the United States Air Force Academy. He graduated from the University of Iowa Medical School with an MD in 1983. Dr. Calhoun completed his residency in OB/GYN at the University of Missouri-Columbia in 1987 and finished a Fellowship in Maternal-Fetal […]

Steve Calvin, M.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Steve Calvin, B.S., M.D., is an Associate Clinical Professor in the Clinical Scholar track in the Department of OB/GYN and Women’s Health.  From 2000 to 2016 he was co-chair of the Program in Human Rights and Health at the University of Minnesota School of Public Health. Dr. Calvin is board certified in Obstetrics and Gynecology […]

Kathryn Nix Carnahan, M.D.

Katey Price  |  

Kathryn Nix Carnahan, M.D., received her Bachelor of Science degree in Molecular Biology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison in 2009. She then went on to work as a research assistant and then health policy analyst for the Heritage Foundation from 2009 through 2012. In 2016, she received her medical degree from the Medical College of […]

Samuel B. Casey, J.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Samuel B. Casey is a public interest lawyer well-known for his defense of the sanctity of human life. Mr. Casey is the Managing Director & General Counsel of the Jubilee Campaign’s Law of Life Project. As a pro-life advocate, he has appeared on various radio and television talk shows and been quoted in the New […]

Grazie Pozo Christie, M.D.

Katey Price  |  

Dr. Grazie Pozo Christie writes and speaks in both Spanish and English about Catholicism, family life, and being a faithful Christian in the public square. As a Hispanic, she brings a special focus on social issues that affect the growing Latino population, such as the state of the family and the real needs of the […]

Maureen Condic, Ph.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Maureen Condic, Ph.D., is an Associate Professor of Neurobiology and Anatomy at the University of Utah. Some of Dr. Condic’s recent lab work has demonstrated that the regeneration of adult neurons in culture can be greatly improved by transgenic integrin expression. She is looking to expand these findings into more sophisticated models of adult regeneration. […]

Scott E. Daniels, Ph.D.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Dr. Scott E. Daniels is the former Deputy Secretary of Health and Human Resources for the Commonwealth of Virginia under Governor James S. Gilmore.  He has worked more than 25 years as a practitioner of public policy and administration.  He has served in policy and executive positions under four U.S. presidents (including Ronald Reagan, George […]

Pia de Solenni, Ph.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Pia de Solenni, Ph.D., is an ethicist and cultural analyst. She owns her own company, Diotima Consulting. She is an expert in issues relating to women’s health, life issues, the new feminism, Catholicism, and culture. Her work has appeared in various publications including The Wall Street Journal Europe, The Washington Post, National Catholic Reporter, Our […]

Richard Doerflinger, M.A.

Tim Bradley  |  

Richard M. Doerflinger is a Public Policy Fellow with the University of Notre Dame’s Center for Ethics and Culture and an Adjunct Fellow in Bioethics and Public Policy at the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Philadelphia. He was formerly Associate Director of the Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities for the United States Conference of Catholic Bishops, where […]

G. Kevin Donovan, M.D., M.A.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Dr. Donovan is the Director of the Pellegrino Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University Medical School, and a Professor in the Department of Pediatrics.  He is a clinician ethicist with over 25 years experience in the field. He began his training as a Visiting Scholar with Dr. Edmund Pellegrino at the Kennedy Institute of […]

Teresa A. Donovan, M.P.H.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Teresa A. Donovan, M.P.H., has more than 20 years of research and communications experience in the federal government, public health, and academic research environments. She served at the Voice of America, then on the White House staff from 1988 through 1992, first in the Office of Domestic Policy of then-Vice President George H.W. Bush, and […]

Marguerite Duane, M.D., M.H.A., FAAFP

Tim Bradley  |  

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 […]

Maria Feeney, Ph.D.

Tim Bradley  |  

Dr. Feeney currently serves as a scientific consultant based near Milwaukee, Wisconsin. She has trained and worked in the areas of chemistry, biochemistry, bioanalytical chemistry, pharmaceutics, and biotechnology. Her interests include proteomics, post-translational modifications of proteins, oxidative stress, diabetes, mass spectrometry, and chromatography. Dr. Feeney earned her Ph.D. in Pharmaceutical Chemistry from The University of […]

Reginald Finger, M.D., M.P.H.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Dr. Reginald Finger is Assistant Professor in the School of Health Sciences at Indiana Wesleyan University, teaching biostatistics, epidemiology, and supervising student public health research projects.  Dr. Finger has worked as a public health physician, medical policy analyst, and medical researcher in several different settings. He served a three-year term on the Advisory Committee on […]

Fr. Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D., Ph.D.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Kevin T. FitzGerald, S.J., Ph.D., Ph.D., is the Dr. David Lauler Chair of Catholic Health Care Ethics in the Center for Clinical Bioethics at Georgetown University.  He is also an Associate Professor in the Department of Oncology at the Georgetown University Medical Center.  He received a Ph.D. in molecular genetics, and a Ph.D. in bioethics, […]

Catherine Glenn Foster, J.D., M.A.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Catherine Glenn Foster is an attorney in private practice.  She is a former litigation counsel with Alliance Defending Freedom at its Washington, D.C., Regional Service Center, where she was a key member of its Life Litigation Team to protect the sanctity of human life. Foster earned her J.D. at Georgetown University Law Center and also […]

Christina M. Francis, M.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Dr. Christina Francis is a board-certified Ob/Gyn who currently works in Fort Wayne, Indiana. Dr. Francis completed medical school at Indiana University in 2005 and completed her Ob/Gyn residency at St. Vincent Hospital in Indianapolis in 2009. She is chair of the board of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists (AAPLOG) and a […]

Katrina Furth, Ph.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Katrina Furth, Ph.D. earned her doctorate in neuroscience at Boston University, performing her dissertation research at the National Institutes of Health. Since graduating, she has worked as an adjunct professor at Marymount University in Arlington, Virginia and at the Catholic University of America in Washington, DC. Her interests include animal models of mental illness, in […]

Moira Gaul, M.P.H.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Moira Gaul is an associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute where she works on pregnancy center studies and women’s health-related issues. With a background in pregnancy center ministry, Moira first developed a passion for the outreach in the role of client services director at an early medical pregnancy center in Charlottesville, Virginia. She has […]

Mary E. Harned, J.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Mary E. Harned served as an Investigative Counsel with the Select Investigative Panel of the U.S. House Energy and Commerce Committee, where she coauthored reports examining the fetal tissue industry. Formerly, Mary was Staff Counsel with Americans United for Life, where she authored numerous articles for Defending Life (AUL’s annual publication), op-eds, blog posts, congressional […]

Donna Harrison, M.D.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Dr. Donna Harrison is a physician, board-certified in obstetrics and gynecology.  She is currently serving as Executive Director of the American Association of Pro-Life Obstetricians and Gynecologists, the largest non-sectarian pro-life physician organization in the world, with over 4000 members across the United States, and associate members on every continent. Under her leadership, AAPLOG has […]

Margaret H. (Peggy) Hartshorn, Ph.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Margaret H. (Peggy) Hartshorn, Ph.D., served as President of Heartbeat International from 1993 to 2016 and is now the group’s chairman of the board. Under Peggy’s leadership, Heartbeat has grown from 250 members to become the most expansive network of pregnancy help ministries in the world, with over 2,800 affiliated pregnancy help centers, medical clinics, […]

Anna Higgins, J.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Anna Higgins is an attorney specializing in sanctity of life policy issues, ranging from conception to end of life care. Anna has a B.A. in political science from the University of Florida and a J.D. from Liberty University. She has been active in the pro-life movement for many years, including serving as a volunteer counselor […]

Kelly Hollowell, Ph.D., J.D.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Dr. Hollowell is an innovative legal, scientific and technology analyst with a passion for emerging technologies and their associated applications.  Her practice as a patent attorney covers a wide range of services from early stage business strategy and protection through licensing and defense.  Dr. Hollowell is an accomplished scientist with broad-based training and a Ph.D. […]

Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Elizabeth Ann M. Johnson, M.D., received an AB cum laude from Princeton University (2003) in public policy. In 2011 she received her M.D. from the University of Minnesota Medical School where she was recognized in 2009 by being elected to the Alpha Omega Alpha Honor Medical Society and the Gold Humanism Honor Society. She has […]

Elizabeth Kirk, J.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Elizabeth Kirk is a scholar, writer and national speaker on matters pertaining to the family in law, policy and the Catholic moral and intellectual tradition. She has a special interest in adoption law and policy. She also provides strategic guidance, such as legislative analysis, on related matters to policy leaders and legislators. Her work has appeared in […]

J. Wells Logan, M.D.

Katey Price  |  

Dr. Logan completed his undergraduate studies in mechanical engineering at North Carolina State University, his graduate training at the Medical University of South Carolina, and his post-graduate training in Pediatrics at the Medical College of Georgia. During his 6 years as a general pediatrician, he became increasingly interested in the care of infants with disabilities, […]

Sharon J. MacKinnon, Ph.D., RN, FNP

Caroline Funk  |  

Sharon Joy MacKinnon has over 25 years of experience on the front lines of health care serving predominantly low-income patients in urban and rural settings in the South, first as a nurse, and then as a family nurse practitioner. Dr. MacKinnon completed her doctoral work in health services research at the University of North Carolina […]

Amanda Stirone Mansfield, J.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Amanda Stirone Mansfield is a graduate of Catholic University’s Columbus School of Law and a pro-life feminist whose research focuses on the inherent human dignity of both mother and child. She is also a graduate of Saint Mary’s College in Notre Dame, Indiana.  Before beginning law school, Amanda worked in a variety of posts in […]

Jeanneane Maxon, J.D.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

With almost 10 years of executive level non-profit leadership, Jeanneane Maxon, J.D. currently serves as a non-profit law and compliance consultant based in Dallas, Texas, primarily serving pro-life clients and pro-life pregnancy centers. Jeanneane is an attorney and nationally recognized speaker and pro-life advocate. From 2012 through 2015, she served as vice president of external […]

Martin McCaffrey, MD, CAPT USN (Ret)

Caroline Funk  |  

Dr. Marty McCaffrey is a Professor of Pediatrics at UNC Chapel Hill in the Division of Neonatal-Perinatal Medicine. He is a retired Captain in the US Navy and served as the Director of Neonatal Care at the Naval Medical Center San Diego and the Consultant to the US Navy Surgeon General for Neonatology. Dr. McCaffrey […]

Marie Willke Meyers, M.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Marie Willke Meyers, M.D. earned her undergraduate degree from St. Mary’s College and her medical degree from the University of Cincinnati. She then did a residency in internal medicine at Good Samaritan Hospital in Cincinnati, becoming the first fourth-generation doctor to graduate from the U.C. College of Medicine and to train at Good Samaritan Hospital. […]

Michael J. New, Ph.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Michael New, Ph.D. is a Visiting Assistant Professor of Political Science and Social Research at The Catholic University of America, as well as an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Additionally, he is a Fellow with the Witherspoon Institute, Princeton, New Jersey. Dr. New has both a Ph.D. in Political Science and a Master’s Degree in […]

Sheila Page, D.O.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Dr. Sheila Page is board certified in neuromusculoskeletal medicine and osteopathic manipulative therapy, and treats a wide spectrum of patients from the newborn to the elderly, including patients with irreversible and terminal illness. Dr. Page has a special interest in children with disabilities, particularly those whose burden of care is difficult and who have been […]

Jeffrey J. Pauls, Ph.D.

Tim Bradley  |  

Jeff has served the Vitae Foundation in various roles since 2014.  In his current role as education and research director, he has helped lead Vitae’s seventh major Right Brain research project which focused on women’s health and the Planned Parenthood brand.  This study continues to inform the development of Vitae media and messaging, with the […]

Jean Peduzzi-Nelson, Ph.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Dr. Jean Peduzzi-Nelson is an Associate Professor of the Department of Anatomy of Cell Biology at the Wayne State University School of Medicine. The focus of Dr. Peduzzi-Nelson’s work is adult stem cells and their potential in the treatment of brain and spinal cord injuries and radiotherapy-induced brain damage. As an expert on adult stem […]

Robin Pierucci, M.D., M.A.

Katey Price  |  

Dr. Robin Pierucci, M.D. is a wife, mother, clinical neonatologist, and medical director of a 50-bed neonatal intensive care unit (NICU). She completed her residency in pediatrics as well as her fellowship in neonatology at the Children’s Hospital of Wisconsin, Medical College of Wisconsin. She also has a master’s degree in Bioethics and completed the […]

Katey Price, J.D.

Katey Price  |  

Throughout her career, Katey Price has worked at the intersection of law, politics, and public policy. Katey has run and handled press for several federal campaigns in the national spotlight. She’s done virtually every job on a campaign from field canvasser to press secretary, on up to campaign manager and outside consultant. Katey got her […]

Sharon Quick, M.D.

Katey Price  |  

Sharon Quick, M.D., is retired from work as a pediatric anesthesiologist/critical care physician. She is currently Washington State Director for the American Academy of Medical Ethics and is working on a Master’s degree in Bioethics. She is a member of the American College of Pediatricians and the Christian Medical and Dental Associations.   She received […]

Katherine Rafferty, Ph.D., M.A.

Tim Bradley  |  

Dr. Rafferty is a lecturer at Iowa State University and previously worked as a health communication specialist for the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in Atlanta, Georgia. She conducts research that lies at the intersection of interpersonal and health communication, with a focus on how patients and families manage and cope with chronic […]

Monique Robles, M.D.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Monique Robles, M.D., is a board-certified pediatric critical care physician. She received her Bachelor of Science degree in biology from Texas Woman’s University, where she participated in athletics and graduated magna cum laude. She then earned her medical degree from the University of Texas Southwestern Medical School in Dallas, TX. While there, she founded the […]

Elise Rose, Ph.D., M.A.

Caroline Funk  |  

Elise Rose earned her doctorate in agronomy at Kansas State University, her Master of Arts in Teaching from Howard University, and her Bachelor of Science from Georgetown University. She is a former Adjunct Professor of Biology, as well as Director of Tutoring, at Ave Maria University. Dr. Rose has taught classes on microbiology, introductory biology […]

Bobby Schindler, M.S.

Caroline Funk  |  

Bobby Schindler is president of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network and associate scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute. Bobby advocates for the medically vulnerable in honor of Terri Schiavo, his sister. A full-time advocate, speaker, and writer, Bobby and the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network have been instrumental in providing resources and support to more than […]

Kathleen Schmainda, Ph.D., M.A., MSEEE, BSE

Tim Bradley  |  

Dr. Schmainda’s research involves the advancement of MRI technologies to improve the diagnosis, monitoring, and development of new treatments for brain and other cancers. This research includes experience with software development, clinical trials, use of preclinical models, tissue banking, and frequent interaction with the IRB (Institutional Review Board). Dr. Schmainda is an internationally invited speaker […]

James L. Sherley, M.D., Ph.D.

Genevieve Plaster  |  

James L. Sherley graduated from Harvard College in 1980 with a B.A. degree in biology; and he completed joint M.D. and Ph.D. degrees at the Johns Hopkins University School of Medicine in 1988. After post-doctoral studies in cancer cell molecular biology at Princeton University, he joined the Fox Chase Cancer Center as a principal investigator in 1991. In 1998, […]

Ingrid Skop, M.D., F.A.C.O.G.

Nicole Stacy  |  

Ingrid Skop, M.D. received her Bachelor of Science in physiology from Oklahoma State University, and her medical doctorate from Washington University School of Medicine.  She completed her residency in obstetrics and gynecology at the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio. Dr. Skop is a Fellow of the American College of Obstetrics and […]

Keiren D. Smith, M.D.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Keiren D. Smith, M.D., is an Assistant Clinical Professor in the Department of Laboratory Medicine at Yale University and is a medical internist based in New Haven, CT. She graduated magna cum laude from the University of Notre Dame and earned her medical degree at The Medical College of Ohio in Toledo, Ohio. She is […]

Nora Sullivan, M.P.A

Genevieve Plaster  |  

Nora Sullivan is Research Director at the Life Institute in Dublin, Ireland and an Associate Scholar at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Washington, D.C. A 2010 graduate of the Franciscan University of Steubenville, Nora has extensive experience in pro-life research and policy work.  From 2011-2014, Nora worked at the Charlotte Lozier Institute in Washington, D.C. […]

Paul Wagle, M.A.

Tim Bradley  |  

Paul was diagnosed with Leukemia at the young age of ten.  After a four-year battle, which included an adult stem cell transplant, he has been cured for over ten years.  In college, Paul attained two bachelor degrees with majors in Biochemistry, Chemistry, and Philosophy, with the hopes of furthering ethical cures for others.  Paul did […]

Susan Wills, J.D., LL.M.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Susan Wills, J.D., LL.M., served for 20 years as Assistant Director for Education and Outreach for the U.S. Conference of Catholic Bishops’ Secretariat of Pro-Life Activities, prior to her retirement in July 2013. She earned a J.D. cum laude from the University of Miami School of Law and an LL.M. in International Law from Georgetown […]

Gracie Yu, M.H.S.

Charlotte Lozier Institute  |  

Gracie Yu, M.H.S., was a Policy Analyst for the Family Research Council. In that role she drafted policy papers and made presentations to members of Congress and other public officials on such issues as adoption policy, including adoption tax credits, abstinence programs and policies, and alternatives to abortion. She received a Master’s in Health Sciences […]