The Priests for Life Organization

The Officers and Pastoral Team

Fr. Frank A. Pavone
National Director and Chairman of the Board
President, National Pro-life Religious Council

Fr. Denis G. Wilde, O.S.A.
Associate Director

Janet Morana
Executive Director
Co-Founder, Silent No More Awareness Campaign

Anthony DeStefano
Vice Chairman, Board of Directors

Evangelist Alveda King
Director, Civil Rights for the Unborn

Dr. Theresa and Kevin Burke
Founders, Rachel's Vineyard Ministries

Bryan Kemper
Director, Youth Outreach (

Marie Smith
Special Representative, United Nations
Gospel of Life Pastoral Associate
Director, Parliamentary Network for Critical Issues (PNCI)

The Board of Directors

The current members of the Board, as determined by an unanimous Board vote on November 2018 are as follows. None of the board members receive compensation for their role as directors, and a majority of the board members do not have any other official role with the organization. The audit committee includes executives of JP Morgan Chase and other major financial entities.

Fr. Frank Pavone, National Director and Chairman of the Board, Priests for Life
Fr. Denis G. Wilde, OSA, Associate Director, Priests for Life
Fr. Dennis Cooney, Pastor, Saint Raphael Parish, Lehigh Acres, FL
Janet Morana, Executive Director, Priests for Life
Anthony DeStefano, Catholic author
Mark Crutcher, President and Founder, Life Dynamics, Inc.
Dr. Alveda King, Director, African-American Outreach, Priests for Life
David Rosa, Insurance Agent and past candidate for Congress in the 20th Congressional District of Texas
Andrew Smith, State Director of the Texas Pro-Life Action Team; former Communications Director for Respect Life Ministry of the Diocese of Dallas
Roger Baler, Chief Information Officer (CIO), CGI Group
Paul Joseph A. Magahis, Senior Vice President, Lazard Capital Markets
Michael Nierva, Managing Director in the Prime Brokerage division of JP Morgan Chase

Bishop Advisors

His Eminence Cardinal Christoph Schönborn
Archbishop of Vienna

His Eminence Cardinal Renato Martino
President Emeritus, Pontifical Council for Justice and Peace

Most Reverend Patrick Dunn, Bishop of Auckland, New Zealand
Most Reverend Emilio S. Allué, S.D.B., Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Boston
Most Reverend Roger Foys, Bishop of Covington
Most Reverend Rene H. Gracida, Bishop Emeritus of Corpus Christi
Most Reverend Roger W. Gries, Auxiliary Bishop Emeritus of Cleveland
Most Reverend Sam G. Jacobs, Bishop Emeritus of Houma-Thibodaux
Most Reverend Peter Jugis, Bishop of Charlotte
Most Reverend Robert J. McManus, Bishop of Worcester
Most Reverend Ralph Walker Nickless, Bishop of Sioux City
Most Reverend Joseph A. Pepe, Bishop of Las Vegas
Most Reverend Michael J. Sheridan, Bishop of Colorado Springs
Most Reverend Clarence Silva, Bishop of Honolulu
Most Reverend Richard F. Stika, Bishop of Knoxville
Most Reverend James C. Timlin, Bishop Emeritus of Scranton
Most Reverend John Quinn Weitzel, M.M., Bishop Emeritus of Samoa-Pago Pago

Medical Advisors

Anthony Levatino, M.D.
William R. Lile, Jr, M.D.
Daniel Lee Holland, M.D.
Byron Calhoun, M.D.
Matthew P. Harrison, M.D.
George Delgado, MD

Media Advisors

Drew Mariani
Teresa Tomeo

Canonical Advisor

Rev. David L. Deibel, JD, JCL

General Counsel

David Yerushalmi and Robert Muise of the Law Offices of David Yerushalmi, P.C.

Priests for Life
PO Box 236695 • Cocoa, FL 32923
Tel. 321-500-1000, Toll Free 888-735-3448 • Email: