PSN SPEAKERS BUREAU

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teens and young women through crisis pregnancies, you want to hear
from a member of the Pregnancy Services Network! 

The Pregnancy Services Network has more than 200 years of collective experience
in direct care and assistance as well as research into the latest techniques on
critical issues dealing with children, parents and adults.

Schedule a speaker today from the vast experience of the Pregnancy Services Network organizations.
Covering topics from abstinence to euthanasia, with all reproductive and destructive issues in between.

To enliven your meeting, conference, banquet, brunch or breakfast, contact PSN today!

Topics our speakers can present on include:

CRISIS PREGNANCY
Information for
teens and parents

ABSTINECE
before marriage

PRO-LIFE APPROACHES 
TO CRISIS PREGNANCY

ADOPTION ISSUES

FOSTER CARE &
PREVENTATIVE SERVICES

HOMELESSNESS 
Pregnancy / Parenting

SEXUAL BEHAVIOR
AMONG TEENS 

SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

POST-ABORTION ISSUES

MEN & ABORTION 

ABORTION and the AFRICAN AMERICAN Community

Click on topic ABOVE to read the biography of the expert speaker

If interested in a particular topic, please contact the speaker
listed for that topic with questions and to make arrangements. 

 


Speaker Biographies

Topic: CRISIS PREGNANCY INFORMATION

Speaker Angela McNaughton has been involved in counseling women in crisis pregnancy for more than 20 years.

Angela's main topic for speaking is - How to develop a Pregnancy Resource Center & Residence Program to successfully transition pregnant and parenting mothers from despair to hope by nurturing responsible motherhood.

Angela can also speak about: crisis pregnancy, offering assistance to women and families facing crisis pregnancies

With degrees in Psychology and Marriage & Family Counseling,  Angela is currently the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Care Center in New Rochelle, NY. She is happily married for over 34 years with 4 adult children

Contact: 
by emaill Momandchildpcc@aol.com
by phone 914-235-9535

Topic: ABSTINENCE Before Marriage

Speaker Maureen Brady is a young wife and mother of two, who teaches Abstinence programs in LI High Schools.

Maureen Brady has been an Abstinence Educator for Long Island Teen Freedom since October of 2007. Long Island Teen Freedom is a federally funded program that teaches Abstinence until Marriage. Mrs. Brady has presented this program (which runs 10 to 15 days) in middle schools and high schools on Long Island. "Giving teens the positive message and tools of self-development empowers them to make better choices now that will benefit their future goals and relationships. I have seen such a positive reception to this message that is both encouraging as well as rewarding."

Mrs. Brady has also been a volunteer and a staff member at the Life Center of Long Island from 2002 until joining Long Island Teen Freedom in 2007. Mrs. Brady has an associates degree in Physical Therapy and lives on Long Island with her husband and two daughters.

Contact: 
by phone 516-798-9100

Topic: PRO-LIFE APPROACHES TO CRISIS PREGNANCY

Speaker Chris Bell is married with 7 children, sleepless and seeking to spread God’s incredible loving mercy.  Chris' main speaking topic is - Starting a residential home for mothers and babies.

Chris Bell can also talk about: Abstinence before marriage, faithfulness in marriage; Helping a young single mother through a crisis pregnancy, including how to tell your parents you are pregnant; and informing parents how best to respond, before as well as after the shock.

Chris Bell founded comprehensive, progressive homes for single mothers and children in 1985 with internationally known psychologist, author and spiritual director Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR. Chris is currently Director of Good Counsel Homes, located throughout New York and New Jersey.

Contact: 
by email CXBELL@aol.com
by phone 201-795-0637

Topic: ADOPTION ISSUES

Speaker Kathleen Dooley-Polcha is a social worker with 35 years of experience in Foster Care, After-Care services, Mental Health, Group Homes for adolescents, Teen Mother foster care group homes and foster adoption. Kathleen's main topic for speaking is Adoption Issues and Counseling pregnant women regarding options including parenting, kinship parenting, foster care, preventative services and adoption.

Kathleen can also speak about: adoptive parents preparation for domestic and international adoptions, post-placement supervision, pre and post adoption education, and training on post-adoption services.

Kathleen is the Program Director for the Catholic Guardian Society & Home Bureau's Maternity Services Department. She is the agency representative for various city and state post adoption groups which educate agencies and foster and adoptive parents, she advocates for legislation and recommends implementation of post adoption support services. Kathleen was also the Project Coordinator for the New York State agencies in implementing the Spaulding for Children Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program and the New York State Master Trainer for the National Council for Adoption's Infant Adoption Awareness Program.

Contact: 
by email KDooley-Polcha@cgshb.org
by phone 212-371-1011

Topic: FOSTER CARE & PREVENTATIVE SERVICES

Speaker Kathleen Dooley-Polcha is a social worker with 35 years of experience in Foster Care, After-Care services, Mental Health, Group Homes for adolescents, Teen Mother foster care group homes and foster adoption. Kathleen's main topic for speaking is Adoption Issues and Counseling pregnant women regarding options including parenting, kinship parenting, foster care, preventative services and adoption.

Kathleen can also speak about: adoptive parents preparation for domestic and international adoptions, post-placement supervision, pre and post adoption education, and training on post-adoption services.

Kathleen is the Program Director for the Catholic Guardian Society & Home Bureau's Maternity Services Department. She is the agency representative for various city and state post adoption groups which educate agencies and foster and adoptive parents, she advocates for legislation and recommends implementation of post adoption support services. Kathleen was also the Project Coordinator for the New York State agencies in implementing the Spaulding for Children Infant Adoption Awareness Training Program and the New York State Master Trainer for the National Council for Adoption's Infant Adoption Awareness Program.

Contact: 
by email KDooley-Polcha@cgshb.org
by phone 212-371-1011

Topic: HOMELESSNESS while Pregnant / Parenting

Speaker Chris Bell is married with 7 children, sleepless and seeking to spread God’s incredible loving mercy.  Chris' main speaking topic is - Starting a residential home for mothers and babies.

Chris Bell can also talk about: Abstinence before marriage, faithfulness in marriage; Helping a young single mother through a crisis pregnancy, including how to tell your parents you are pregnant; and informing parents how best to respond, before as well as after the shock.

Chris Bell founded comprehensive, progressive homes for single mothers and children in 1985 with internationally known psychologist, author and spiritual director Fr. Benedict J. Groeschel, CFR. Chris is currently Director of Good Counsel Homes, located throughout New York and New Jersey.

Contact: 
by email CXBELL@aol.com
by phone 201-795-0637

 

Speaker Angela McNaughton has been involved in counseling women in crisis pregnancy for more than 20 years.

Angela's main topic for speaking is - How to develop a Pregnancy Resource Center & Residence Program to successfully transition pregnant and parenting mothers from despair to hope by nurturing responsible motherhood.

Angela can also speak about: crisis pregnancy, offering assistance to women and families facing crisis pregnancies

With degrees in Psychology and Marriage & Family Counseling,  Angela is currently the Executive Director of the Pregnancy Care Center in New Rochelle, NY. She is happily married for over 34 years with 4 adult children.

Contact:  by email Momandchildpcc@aol.com
by phone 914-235-9535

Topic: SEXUAL BEHAVIOR OF TEENS

Speaker Ellen Edelman, LMSW has managed Abstinence Education Programs for over ten years and has conducted workshops for parents and adults who work with children. Ellen's main speaking topic is How to Talk to Your Teens about Sexual Behavior

Ellen will also speak about: Sexual Activity of Teens, and Helping Your Teens Understand Your Expectations About Sexual Behavior. Having parents talk effectively with their teens is key to delaying sexual activity.

In addition to her experience managing Abstinence Education programs for over ten years, and conducting workshops for parents and adults who work with children, Ellen is also on the NYC Comptroller's Task Force for Teen Pregnancy Prevention & Parenting and has also served on the Comptroller's committee to evaluate the new NYC Department of Education HIV/AIDS cirriculum. She holds an MS from Case-Western Reserve University and an MSW from Fordham University. Ellen is currently the Executive Director of Families, Fathers & Children, Inc. located in Brooklyn, NY.

Contact: 
by email EEdelm@aol.com
by phone 718-789-5321

Topic: SEXUALLY TRANSMITTED DISEASES

Speaker Nicole Baker is a Gen-X woman is dedicated to galvanizing the next generation to start a new God-centered, sexual revolution that will change the culture of NYC and by extension, the world. 

Nicole will also speak about: Sexually Transmitte Diseases, Healthy Relationships, and Abortion and the African American Community.

Nicole L. Baker, L.M.H.C., N.C.C., a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NYS and a National Certified Counselor, has a deep passion to bring God’s truth and light to issues such as abortion, sexuality, and relationships. Ms. Baker is the Executive Director of the Boro Pregnancy Counseling Center located in Flushing, Queens. Boro Pregnancy Counseling Center (BPCC) is a Christian ministry who defends life by supporting women in crisis pregnancies, brings healing and wholeness to lives traumatized by abortion, seeks to bring those we serve to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and challenges our community to adopt a Godly view of sexuality and the sanctity of human life. BPCC reaches out to a multitude of nations and races with the freeing Gospel of Jesus Christ while practically serving the needs of its community. 

Ms. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, a program of Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary. Ms. Baker is also involved at Agape Psychological Services, PC in Roslyn Heights, Nassau County. 

Contact: 
by email bpcc4you@earthlink.net
by phone 718-961-4357

Please contact her at www.bpcc.org/supporters.html

Topic: HEALTHY RELATIONSHIPS

Speaker Nicole Baker is a Gen-X woman is dedicated to galvanizing the next generation to start a new God-centered, sexual revolution that will change the culture of NYC and by extension, the world. 

Nicole will also speak about: Sexually Transmitte Diseases, Healthy Relationships, and Abortion and the African American Community.

Nicole L. Baker, L.M.H.C., N.C.C., a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NYS and a National Certified Counselor, has a deep passion to bring God’s truth and light to issues such as abortion, sexuality, and relationships. Ms. Baker is the Executive Director of the Boro Pregnancy Counseling Center located in Flushing, Queens. Boro Pregnancy Counseling Center (BPCC) is a Christian ministry who defends life by supporting women in crisis pregnancies, brings healing and wholeness to lives traumatized by abortion, seeks to bring those we serve to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and challenges our community to adopt a Godly view of sexuality and the sanctity of human life. BPCC reaches out to a multitude of nations and races with the freeing Gospel of Jesus Christ while practically serving the needs of its community. 

Ms. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, a program of Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary. Ms. Baker is also involved at Agape Psychological Services, PC in Roslyn Heights, Nassau County. 

Contact: 
by email bpcc4you@earthlink.net
by phone 718-961-4357

Please contact her at www.bpcc.org/supporters.html

Topic: POST-ABORTION ISSUES

Speaker Theresa Bonapartis has been involved in post abortion work for over fifteen years. She currently directs Lumina, a post abortion referral service under the arm of Good Counsel Homes. Theresa's shares her personal testimony of her own experience with abortion to show the healing mercy of God in her life, and how she was saved from a life of despair.

Theresa can also speak about: Reaching out with compassion to those in your families, churches, and communities. Concrete applications in reaching out to those we know are suffering in our communities, churches and families. Dynamic interaction in learning to be an instrument of Mercy to those we know.

In 2000, the testimony of her personal abortion was included in the annual Respect Life Month Packet of the Conference of Catholic Bishops, and she is also a keynote in a segment of the Grassroots Renewal Project of The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal sharing her personal story of abortion and her healing journey. She is active in Operation Outcry/Silent No More, and the Silent No More Awareness Campaign, a group of women throughout the country speaking out about their abortions in hopes of getting others to come forward for healing. Theresa is in her eleventh year of working with The Sisters of Life. The manual of their co-authored healing ministry, “Entering Canaan, a Sacramental Journey to an Inheritance of Mercy”” was published for distribution by the United Conference of Catholic Bishops in 2004. Two years ago, Theresa and The Franciscan Friars of the Renewal, along with Rev George Stewart, began “Days of Prayer & Healing” for men suffering from a past abortion.

Contact: 
by email lumina@postabortionhelp.org
by phone 877-586-4621

Topic: MEN AND ABORTION

Speaker Frank Gariboldi has been active in Project Rachel for the last 20 years and is now the coordinator of Rachel's Vineyard Retreats, a post abortion-healing weekend for women and men. 

Frank's will speak about Men and Abortion – their roles and how we have to reach out to them, one by one. 
Last year after attendeding the Reclaiming Fatherhood convention in San Francisco Frank was thoroughly awakened to the fact that the main cause of abortion in this country is the man, who has failed to protect or provide for his family, including the woman that he was with at the time of conception.

Frank is married to Lorraine Gariboldi, the Executive Director of the Life Center of Long Island.  When they met eighteen years ago, he was involved with post abortion with women and since then has turned his direction towards post abortion with men. Frank is also a deacon for the Diocese of Rockville Centre and serves at St. John of God RC Church in Central Islip.  In 2006 he graduated from St. John's University with an undergraduate degree in Theology.

Contact: 
by email fgariboldi@optonline.net
by phone 516-523-0586

Topic: ABORTION AND THE AFRICAN AMERICAN COMMUNITY

Speaker Nicole Baker is a Gen-X woman is dedicated to galvanizing the next generation to start a new God-centered, sexual revolution that will change the culture of NYC and by extension, the world. 

Nicole will also speak about: Sexually Transmitte Diseases, Healthy Relationships, and Abortion and the African American Community.

Nicole L. Baker, L.M.H.C., N.C.C., a Licensed Mental Health Counselor in NYS and a National Certified Counselor, has a deep passion to bring God’s truth and light to issues such as abortion, sexuality, and relationships. Ms. Baker is the Executive Director of the Boro Pregnancy Counseling Center located in Flushing, Queens. Boro Pregnancy Counseling Center (BPCC) is a Christian ministry who defends life by supporting women in crisis pregnancies, brings healing and wholeness to lives traumatized by abortion, seeks to bring those we serve to a saving knowledge of Jesus Christ, and challenges our community to adopt a Godly view of sexuality and the sanctity of human life. BPCC reaches out to a multitude of nations and races with the freeing Gospel of Jesus Christ while practically serving the needs of its community. 

Ms. Baker holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Biology from The Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Arts in Counseling from The Alliance Graduate School of Counseling, a program of Nyack Alliance Theological Seminary. Ms. Baker is also involved at Agape Psychological Services, PC in Roslyn Heights, Nassau County. 

Contact: 
by email bpcc4you@earthlink.net
by phone 718-961-4357

Please contact her at www.bpcc.org/supporters.html