The staff at Elevate Life is committed to the mission of saving the unborn, one life at a time. Each member brings a unique skillset to the team, and we’re so grateful for their constant work and dedication. If you are looking to contact one of the staff members with questions or for more information about Elevate Life, find our contact information here.


Vaunae Hansel MCLC, President 

  • Provides thought leadership
  • Affiliation Relations lead
  • Affiliate Advisory Council oversight
  • Oversight of all training programs, new Executive Director training, and professional development programs
  • Provide strategic planning assistance

Jane Riley Best, Director of Development

  • Manage all donor communications
  • Build and foster donor and community relationships
  • Donor communications
  • Provide development consultation to affiliates

Patty Rosno, Affiliate Support Manager

  • Affiliate support specializing in metro affiliate and medical affiliate needs
  • Provides leadership on the Medical Model for Centers of Excellence
  • Manages a pool of medical and legal professionals for the affiliate network

Christy Baker, Affiliate Support Coordinator & Office Manager

  • Affiliate support specializing in outstate/rural centers
  • Website maintenance
  • Office management
  • Coordinating annual affiliate agreements

Megan Schmidt, Donor and Development Support

  • Recruit and coordinate volunteers for events
  • Manage, compile reports, and analyze incoming donations and inquiries
  • Assist in updating social media platforms, communications and event registrations

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