Our board is comprised of leaders in our community from various industries. They volunteer their time to support and sustain our mission to helping families choose life and assisting them in their parenting journey.

Board of Directors

Karen Patota, Founder – President/CEO

Joseph Baldassari, Esq., VP

Joshua Patota, CFO

Cathy Janoson,Treasurer

Michael & Lisann Castagno

Kate Chetta

Maria Diesel

Maryann McDonnell

Susan McInerney

Brian Murphy

Laura Napieralski

Pete Rawson

Dorothy Swedkowski

Advisory Board of Directors


Sister Paula Vandegaer

Father Citino

Father McDonnell

Father Colagreco

Medical Advisors:

Dr. Daniel Beninati

Dr. James Holstein

Dr. Mark Silidker

Susan McInerney RN

Joe Baldassari

Dolores Baldassari RN

Brandy Leopanto

Tara Figueroa

Anne Ruegner

Dr. Donald Debrakeleer

Angie Whitlock

Nancy Machon

Housing Board:

Rachael Lipscomb, Housing Director 
Penny Pavucek
Janet McManus

Stacy Pell

Nancy Machon
Pete Rawson

House Mom:
Linda R.

Independence Board

Services Coordinators:

Sam & Laura Baldassari

General Manager: Brian Murphy

Donations Coordinator: Doug Paida

Board members:  Brian Murphy, John Baldassari, Joe Baldassari, Dr. Donald Debrakeleer, Kate Chetta

Natural Family Planning (NFP)

Coordinators: Lisann and Mike Castagno

General Manager:  Mike Castagno

Donations Coordinator: Center DC

NFP Nurses:  Karen Ferich, RN,  Maryann Schieve, RN, Ezbieta Bolesta, Linda Purcell, Laura Young

Business Advisors: James White I6754

Silent Auction Committee

Maria Diesel – Chair

Linda Czachor Brian Fennell Joe Granese Kimberly Granito Carol Kolb Mary Ann McDonnell Meghan Murnane Ryan Pitt Pete Rawson Anne Ruegner Eileen Rush Bud Swedkowski Dorothy Swedkowski

Golf Outing Committee

Chairs:  John Baldassari & OPEN

Joseph Baldassari,Theresa Bernick, Janet Mancini, Pete Rawson, Penny Pavucek