Executive Director:

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Mary Lietzke is the Executive Director of the Women’s Life Care Center. Newly hired, her main focus is managing the infrastructure of the organization. Mary comes with a varied background, which includes working as a manager for the Laboure Society, Clinic Manager of AALFA Family practice, and Founder/Administrator of Arches, a non-profit educational organization (501c3) for home educators.

Personal: Family life is exceptionally important to me. With that in mind, I have always had a heart for pro-life work, and I am grateful and humbled to work and make a difference within the pro-life arena. My greatest joys apart from my work is spending time with my husband and children, watching two precocious little grandkids, and seeing my friends

Program Director:

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Jacinta Lagasse is the Center’s Program Director. Her pro-life background includes her time as a Junior Fellow with the Culture of Life Foundation, a Washington D.C. based institute committed to protecting the sanctity of life in the field of bioethics, and her several years of teaching in the field of Catholic education.

Personal: With my background in education and pro-life work, I feel blessed to be directing the critical educational programs offered to our clients in crisis pregnancies and to be part of a fantastic team of pro-life advocates. My husband and I excited for the newest addition, our second son, due Spring 2017.

Community Outreach Coordinator:

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Colleena Carlisle is the Community Outreach Coordinator at the Women’s Life Care Center. Her focus is building and maintaining community relationships, marketing, and coordination of the Well-Life program. Previously, Colleena worked as a Program Coordinator for Hennepin County. She has worked in various communities throughout the metro area implementing and developing programs.

She graduated from University of Minnesota with a degree in Sociology: Law and criminal Deviance. She enjoys giving back to her community and finding solutions for those in need. Outside of work, Colleena enjoys drawing, photography, fitness, and spending time with her family and friends.

Life Coach:

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Bridget Hanna is from Shoreview, Minnesota where she lives with her five children and husband of 14 years. She is our part-time Life Coach that meets with clients one-on-one to champion them to their higher dreams and goals. She became introduced to life coaching in 2001 when her mother Margaret was going through the practitioner certification at Learning Journeys International Center for Coaching. In 2008 Bridget was working at Learning Journeys when she was asked to begin the Practitioner certification.

She began working at the Life Care Center in October 2015 as a client advocate and loves coming into work knowing that each day she serves each client with the love of Christ.

Client Advocates:

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Mary Sand is Client Advocate/Development Coordinator at WLCC. She will soon begin training at Learning Journeys, The International Center of Coaching. Once certified, Mary will move into the position of Life Coach at WLCC. Before joining our staff last April, Mary worked in non-profit development. Her professional background also includes corporate communications, community journalism and freelance writing. Mary has a M.A. in Mass Communications from the University of Minnesota and is currently completing studies at Archbishop Harry J. Flynn Catechetical Institute.

Mary and her husband, Richard have five adult children: Antonia, Robert, Richard, and newly-married William & Lauren.