Priests for Life Employee Highlights

We are blessed at Priests for Life with approximately 50 employees. While their specific duties and flow of responsibilities for the running of the organization are described elsewhere, on this page we like to give a few personal highlights, so that you can “meet” some of them and get a glimpse into what motivates them to work for the nation’s most effective anti-abortion organization.

Read about our past employees here.

Watch interviews with Priests for Life Staff
Tammy Neil Mijares

I am Neil Mijares, born and raised in the Philippines. I am a very family-oriented person, happily married with three lovely children – a fine young lady and two very energetic boys. I am very excited and pleased to be part of this worthy cause and looking forward to fulfilling my familial responsibilities while simultaneously contributing to the success of the Priests for Life Organization.

Growing up in a predominantly Catholic country has instilled strong Catholic beliefs and values in me. These principles have become part of my core, motivating me to make a positive impact whenever I go. I believe in sharing and spreading goodwill and kindness in every aspect of my life including my work. It is in my heart to help others, having been directly involved and having shared my time, skills and resources in various outreach programs, medical missions and volunteer works dedicated to make a difference in the lives of people from all walks of life, which I find truly inspiring and life changing.

Our willingness to lend a hand is our passion and way of life. In the Priests for Life work culture, it is very stimulating to work towards the common goal and promoting a better world.

John Fagundes

Hi, my name is John Fagundes. I am very excited to be working full-time with Priests for Life.

My commitment to the pro-life cause deepened after a tragic event in my home state of California around 1997. Children playing in a field in Chino Hills, CA made a gruesome discovery – cardboard boxes filled with the bodies of 54 aborted babies. The children bicycled home and said they had found boxes of babies. I was a volunteer with Pro-Life Catholic Ministries in the Diocese of San Bernardino, which worked with churches and pro-life groups to give the babies a dignified burial, as described in the brief video and article below:

I attended a sidewalk counseling seminar conducted by Msgr. Philip Reilly, from the Helpers of God’s Precious Infants. I joined prayer vigils outside of the abortion facility and started to sidewalk counsel, offering life-saving resources to moms and dads in need.

After a brief time in seminary with the Catholic Diocese of San Bernardino, CA and a providential meeting with Fr Frank Pavone and Janet Morana, I left home to work full-time for Priests for Life in Staten Island, NY from June 2001 until December 2013. I worked in various roles, from political outreach associate to correspondence/public outreach associate. It was very encouraging to work with clergy and lay people actively involved in promoting a Culture of Life and helping to save parents and babies from the horrors of abortion. At the end of 2013, I returned to California with my family.

I am now back on the East Coast with my beautiful wife Elisa and our 4 wonderful children. I will be assisting in our Website and Social Media departments. Priests for Life as an organization is needed now more than ever to assist clergy and lay people to fight the Culture of Death and build a Culture of Life.

Rosa Hernandez Rosa Evelin Hernandez

Hello, my name is Rosa Evelin Hernandez. With my mother and three older sisters, I escaped the war in El Salvador and we migrated to the United States. I grew up in Northern Virginia and lived there for more than 30 years until coming to Cocoa to be with my mom and stepfather. I am married to a wonderful husband, originally from West Virginia, and I have a 19-year-old daughter and a 16-year stepson. I have worked in real estate since 2001. For the past eight years I worked as a leasing agent and community event coordinator, assisting tenants to better themselves and making a difference in their lives by soliciting companies to come to our community to provide educational events. Now I am here with Priests for Life as a receptionist. I feel God has put this position in my path and given me a chance to work with such an amazing group of people as we do the work needed for God’s plan for all his people, including the unborn.

Mary Stein Mary Stein

I grew up in a big Catholic family with four sisters, no brothers. Yes, my dad is fine, thanks for asking! Growing up my family and I would often pray outside Planned Parenthood. My mom gave me the book “Unplanned” by Abby Johnson and it was then that I realized just how bad abortions are, for children and women especially. I attended Benedictine College in Atchison, KS where I received my BA in Psychology. I became very involved in the pro-life movement through a club on my campus. I would often go on prayer trips, fundraise, and attend workshops where I learned how to talk to others about abortion and help women choose life. I knew I wanted to work someplace where I could make an impact and help others. It breaks my heart to hear that some women think abortion is their only option. This is why I work at Priests for Life as the Public Outreach Associate! The pro-life movement is so important and I want to do my part to help end abortion.

Anthony Anthony Visone

I was born and raised in Queens, New York the youngest of four children. I graduated with a Bachelors Degree in Marketing & Business from New York University and then went on to Law School at St. John’s University School of Law where I obtained my J.D. Degree and began practicing law as a personal injury attorney. I moved to Florida from New York City in 2006 where I continued working as a personal injury attorney for a law firm in Port St. Lucie for the next 15 years. In 2021, I decided to leave the world of personal injury law and in fact practicing law in general and I moved from Port St. Lucie to the Titusville area to be closer to my two dear sisters. I was raised Catholic and I now consider myself a Christian. I have been on a spiritual journey since I left the practice of law and that journey has brought me to Priests for Life where I am happily working in the Resource Department and advancing this amazing ministry. I have never felt comfortable with abortion although never having had to experience it in a close familial way it just has always felt inherently wrong to me. I feel that God has called me here for a reason and I am blessed to work with such amazing people and feel that I am doing rewarding work protecting the unborn.

Johnny Johnny Thomas

I am an electrical engineering student at Florida Polytechnic University in Lakeland, Florida. I was born and raised in Florida, and in 2013 we moved to Mims, Florida, where we began attending a local church. Shortly after we began attending, I was asked to help with sound during the service, which has since spiraled out of control into me helping with production and audio for other churches, numerous events, a bluegrass concert group, and now Priests for Life. I was recently confirmed as a member of the Catholic Church during a 2022 Easter Vigil, and I have abhorred the evil of abortion since I began learning about political and social issues in middle school. I am excited to begin working at Priests for Life where I can assist with saving the most innocent and vulnerable among us with a good, charitable, and devoted Christian organization.

Erin Erin Parfet

After my college graduation, I moved to the Tampa Bay area to work with the pro-life Susan B. Anthony List in the 2016 and 2018 elections. I went on to write direct mail for numerous candidates throughout the country ranging from city council to state legislature to Congressional offices, gain press secretary experience on behalf of six Indiana state senators in the 122nd Legislative Session, and am deeply honored to have helped Governor-Elect Glenn Youngkin secure victory in the 2021 off-cycle election in Virginia as well as help flip the House of Delegates – a huge pro-life victory.

After winning Virginia, I could have had my choice of a number of opportunities around the country. I do not choose campaigns lightly and it has always been a matter of much prayer to support a candidate who is genuine, authentic, and a person of honor and character seeking public service for the right reasons. Yet when the opportunity at Priests for Life emerged, God led me to accept this opportunity as the perfect blend of my previous experiences and longstanding desire to serve the unborn and those who are told their life is not worth anything – because it is. I want my work to not be simply for a paycheck but to fulfill God’s work on earth, touching lives, making a difference, and advancing the gospel. For me, this is not a job but a calling.

Judy Judy Roberts

My name is Judy Roberts; I have been married to my husband Rick for 28 years. Together we have four amazing children and 9 grandchildren. I grew up in Titusville; although I was born in Kalamazoo Michigan. I love to spend time with my grandchildren. With them it is all about making memories! When I am not with my grandchildren I enjoy crocheting. I came to Priests for Life in a roundabout way. I worked in Real Estate with a friend of the ministry who told me about their work and it interested me. I applied for the job in the data entry department. My start date was delayed due to the pandemic but I waited and finally started in the data entry position in January 2021. I made a Pro Life decision personally at age 23. I choose life and have an amazing daughter as a result of that decision! I am so thankful to God every day for my pro-life choice and most especially for my daughter! I am excited to be a part of the work we do here!
Deanna Deanna Mullins

I am so grateful that Priests for Life moved to our town. My parents were with the Space program and moved here in the 60’s. We moved to California then Alabama then back home to Titusville, where I have lived for many years. I started my working career as a server, then moved into the medical field. Most recently I worked in the Home Health industry as a Schedule Coordinator. Before that I was a Medical Receptionist at an OB/GYN office and had the privilege of watching lives grow and be born. I believe all life begins at conception and that abortion is the greatest evil on earth. I came to Priest for Life with my Mom’s encouragement as a volunteer. I was so impressed with the mission and the staff that I wanted to be part of it. I was blessed to be offered a position as a Data Entry Associate. I hope in some small way I can help save an innocent life. Thank you so much for the opportunity.
Elizabeth Elizabeth 'Libby' Hall

Florida native enjoys her work with the Priests for Life family

I’m a new hire here in the Gift Entry department, though I started off as a volunteer at the beginning of the year. I was super excited and honored to be offered this position because I loved the atmosphere and the people here a great deal. I also feel blessed to be a part of this amazing ministry/ mission doing God’s work. I love my family and am a very proud aunt of 4 amazing and beautiful kids.
Rob Robert Collins

Communicating with millions of people – all day, every day

Hello! My Name is Robert Collins, and I am very excited to be on board with Priests for Life as the Social Media Manager. I’d like to share a little about myself, my past, and my passion. I was born in Regina, Saskatchewan, Canada, but have the rare privilege to have dual citizenship, as my father was an American citizen when I was born. I feel like James Bond with two passports.

After graduating from high school, I spent three years discerning a vocation to become a Roman Catholic Priest at the Seminary of Christ the King in Mission, British Columbia, Canada. This time was very pivotal for me, as this formative Benedictine education I received would become the core of my adult life. In the seminary, I started a seminarian pro-life prayer group, and at a conference for priests, deacons and seminarians in Steubenville, Ohio, I ran into Fr. Frank Pavone. His passion and his words changed my life. From then on, I knew that wherever life took me, I would do whatever I could to end abortion and the culture of death.

After discerning that God was not calling me to the priesthood, I met and married my beautiful wife Heather. We have two amazing little girls, Mary Faustina (11) and Gianna Maria (9). My family is very active in our faith and devoted to the pro-life cause. We have done many sidewalk prayers at abortion mills as a family and have a daily social media ministry dedicated to promoting pro-life. My wife is a prolife artist and a devoted homeschooling mother.

I have been working with social media management for over a decade and personally reach over 50 million people on my various social media platforms. I have run hundreds of campaigns and multi-platform strategies in both corporate and ecclesial circles. For some time, I have been working with Fr. Frank Pavone and Fr. Stephen Imbarrato on my social media platforms, which they post regularly on. I am now honored to be able to do this full time with Priests For Life and have the opportunity to bring their prolife social media to the next level, and beyond. My goals for Priests for Life are HUGE! I embark in this position with a drive and determination that will promote the culture of life and touch millions of people, bringing the Priests for Life message to the masses.
Rico Rico Cairme

Rico Cairme: From volunteer to integral member of Priests for Life staff

I was born in Philippines and raised in New York in the early 1980’s.I have many hobbies from basketball, bowling and health & fitness. Through my years of schooling I’ve learned that society and people go hand and hand to making this world a better place; whether if you are an individual or in a group. Working in the retail industry for fifteen years for a Fortune 1000 company I have excelled in business management and customer service.

I’m currently active with my church Singles Ministry since 1998. It’s called Bukas Loo’b Sa Diyos (BLD) Open your Heart To Jesus Ministry. I’ve volunteered my time and efforts in bringing young adults closer to their faith and personal relationship to Jesus. Also our community has an array of volunteer programs throughout the year that serves the NY/NJ areas through soup kitchens, volunteer at nursing homes, fund raisers, retreats and other church activities.

My journey in serving the Priests For Life is not to just educate myself but to also bridge the gap, to fill the void that a countless number of individuals have questions in their hearts.

My personal quote: “It’s not how we can fit God in to our lives. But how can we fit our lives into God’s plan.
Zac Zac Danao

From Manila to Titusville, a passion for pro-life

I’m John Zachary Danao, others call me "Zac." I am 22 years of age, born and raised in the heart of Manila, Philippines. I was born with intestinal malrotation, declared dead, underwent experimental surgery, had a maximum life span of 1 month, suddenly rose from the dead, and now am here with Priests For Life serving God with a pure heart at the IT Help Desk and as a Junior System Administrator. A House, a business, or even a fancy car are things I don’t have. But I do always have something in me that I am always proud to share, my education. I graduated from the Systems Technology Institute. I graduated from Harvard University Graduate School of Education and am a member of Harvard University Varsity Alumni. God will never give up on us, so we don’t ever give up on him.
Traci Traci Kirk

A gentle voice greets callers and visitors to Priests for Life

Hello, my name is Traci Kirk, a Christian, Texas raised, and happily married with two beautiful children (17 & 5). I am blessed to be the receptionist for the Priests For Life organization. Most of my professional years have been spent in the care of children or administrating such care. I spent years as a professional nanny as well as the office manager of a large successful gymnastics center which had its own child care program. Customer service is where I perform my best work. After spending 6yrs as a stay at home mother and homemaker, my position with PFL begins a new chapter in my life. My husband and I focus most of our energy and time on our beautiful children and our church. Serving God has always been a priority and we are proudly raising our children to know the power of grace. I enjoy family gatherings, days at the beach, and sporting events with friends. “Work willingly at whatever you do, as though you were working for the Lord, rather than the people.” Colossians 3:23
Katie Kate Burke O’Donnell

I’m honored to join the Rachel’s Vineyard team as an Administrative Assistant! I’m number two of Theresa and Kevin Burke’s five wonderful children. I graduated from West Chester University in 2014, where I studied Psychology. I’m a lover of all things related to music! I play the mandolin, guitar, ukulele, and I absolutely love to sing. I have a puppy named Prudence, a nod to my family’s love of the Beatles. I am also an avid baker. I think RV could use a fundraising baking department. I’m thinking “Katie Cakes” or a “Cup-Kates” bakery? All proceeds will, of course, go to Rachel’s Vineyard.
Chris Christine Kessler

Move to Florida was a bonus for gift entry’s Chrissy Kessler

My name is Christine Kessler. I have worked with Priests for Life for over three years now. I work in the Gift Entry Department.  It was supposed to be a temporary position but I enjoyed working in my department so much I wanted to stay. I process the donations that are sent in by generous donors like you. I also handle any donations that are sent in for our Rachel’s Vineyard ministries.  Sometimes it may seem tedious doing the same thing everyday but it is an important job. Fr. Frank and our other pastoral associates are able to visit you and your communities because of the donations you send us.

I was always brought up in a pro-life family. I went to catholic school my whole life; I even chose a catholic college. It is great being able to work in an environment where your morals and beliefs are not challenged. I value being part of this organization because it is changing the way America thinks about Abortion. It is amazing when you can see a child and mother happy together, and know that you helped make that happen.
Evelyn Evelyn Cruz

With help from the Lord, Evelyn Cruz found her way to Priests for Life

My name is Evelyn Cruz and I am in the Finance dept. I thank Fr. Frank, Janet Morana, Anthony DeStefano and Danielle Malina-Jones for giving me the opportunity to work with Priest For Life. I have been married for 25 years. After suffering 7 heartbreaking miscarriages I consider my 2 daughters a blessing. I feel I am truly blessed because God has also given me the opportunity to work alongside such dedicated people respecting God's commandment “Thou Shall Not Kill” as human life is sacred. 
Danielle Malina-Jones

My name is Danielle Malina-Jones and my journey with Priests for Life began in May 2004. I was working temporarily as an assistant in the Finance Department and was blessed to be provided with the opportunity to be employed full time with Priests for Life. Each year that I have been with Priests for Life has proven to be one that has educated and inspired me to continue to excel at my position in order to aid in the Fight to End Abortion. Working alongside Fr. Frank Pavone, Anthony DeStefano, Janet Morana and Jerry Horn has inspired me to put my all into my work. What impressed me the most about this organization was that they are not only Fighting to End Abortion but they are available to help aid in the healing of men and women who have suffered through an abortion. I am looking forward to my future years with Priests for Life.
Gianni Gianni

Gianni is our first office mascot at the FL headquarters of Priests for Life. He is a Shi-Tzu breed, and also comes from Ohio. He was born in 2011.



Lorenzo is our second office mascot at the FL headquarters of Priests for Life. He is a Shi-Tzu breed from Florida. He was born in 2019.


Alfredo is our third office mascot at the FL headquarters of Priests for Life. He is a Lorenzo's brother and was born in 2020.

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