Leadership Team

Executive Staff

Josh Brahm


Josh has worked in the pro-life movement since he was 18. After 12 years of full-time pro-life work he launched Equal Rights Institute to maximize his impact for the movement.Josh's primary passion is helping pro-life people to be … Read More

Timothy Brahm

Director of Training

Timothy Brahm is a former Training Specialist with Justice For All, where he trained students to have good conversations about abortion and not be weird about it. Tim is interested in helping pro-life and pro-choice people to have better … Read More

Jacob Nels

Jacob Nels

Operations Coordinator

Jacob Nels left a 16-year career as a carpenter to follow his passion for investing in the lives of people by taking a job with Justice For All. Since 2008, Jacob has been working to make abortion unthinkable, to make Jesus thinkable, and … Read More

Christina Awad

Director of Development & Digital Media

Christina Awad graduated magna cum laude, Phi Beta Kappa from Rutgers University-New Brunswick. While in college, she founded and served as president of Rutgers for Life, a nonsectarian student pro-life advocacy group. She also served on … Read More

Kim Bagato

Executive Assistant

Kim Bagato is happy to be part of the Equal Rights Institute team and serve the staff as an executive assistant.She has experience in the pro-life movement stretching back to the mid 1980s. She’s volunteered as a counselor, … Read More

Incoming Staff

This is section is for people that we've formally offered a job, they've formally accepted, but they haven't finished raising their financial support yet.

Rachel Crawford


Rachel is a Biopsychology, Cognition, and Neuroscience major and a Women's Studies: Gender and Health minor at the University of Michigan. She is the president of the Students for Life club at the University of Michigan, leading their … Read More

Board of Directors

Our Board of Directors provide wisdom and accountability through quarterly meetings where they go over our financial reports, discuss the direction of the organization, and make the decisions that only a board of directors can make.

David Conley

Certified Public Accountant

David Conley is a CPA and is an owner and co-founder of Smith, Conley & Associates, PC. David and his wife Gayla reside in Peachtree City, Georgia.He serves on the Board of Directors for the Fayette Pregnancy Resource Center as well … Read More

Phil Friesen

Non-Profit Consultant

Phil has held managerial and executive-level positions for nearly 40 years. Additionally, Phil has been involved in church and para-church leadership for over 20 years. His vast experience in both public and private industries allows him to … Read More

Nathan Hitchen


Nathan completed his M.A. at the Johns Hopkins Paul H. Nitze School of Advanced International Studies. Prior to Johns Hopkins, Nathan participated in the John Jay Institute fellowship, a program in theology and political philosophy, and … Read More

Alice E. Witt, LCSW

Family Therapist

Alice currently has a private practice for marriage, family, and individual counseling. She was formerly the Executive Director of the Wayfinders Inclusive Post Secondary Education Program on the campus of CSU Fresno. She served as their … Read More

Board of Advisors

The members of the Board of Advisors will meet with Josh one-on-one at least once a year. After hearing about Josh's vision for ERI for the next year, he'll ask them for their thoughts, advice and critiques. What pitfalls should we be looking for? Are there major opportunities that we're missing? We’ve purposefully put together an advisory board of people whose advice we not only respect, but who have a diverse set of experiences and areas of expertise.

David Bereit

National Director, 40 Days for Life

David became an outspoken pro-life advocate after Planned Parenthood announced plans to build an abortion clinic in his Texas town in 1998. He helped to start and build a local grassroots coalition that rallied 60 churches and thousands of … Read More

Nick Bradley

Pastor of Student Ministries, First Baptist Church of Clovis

Nick Bradley is one of the Pastors at First Baptist Church of Clovis. He has specialized in Youth Ministries for over 13 years and has heart for truly educating people of all ages in the importance of owning their faith. His desire is for … Read More

Kristi Burkhart

Executive Director, Fresno Pregnancy Care Center

Kristi Burkhart is the Executive Director of the Fresno Pregnancy Care Center, an affiliate of CareNet and National Institute of Family Life Advocates (NIFLA).Pregnancy Care Center provides over $700,000 of free goods, services and … Read More

Dr. Charles Camosy

Ethics Professor, Fordham University

Dr. Camosy teaches Christian ethics at Fordham University in the Bronx.Dr. Camosy grew up in the cornfields of Wisconsin, but has enjoyed living and teaching in the Bronx. A theme running throughout his work is the fostering of … Read More

Shawn Carney

Campaign Director, 40 Days for Life

Shawn began as a volunteer in the pro-life movement while still in college. During this time he helped to lead the first-ever local 40 Days for Life campaign. After graduating from college, Shawn was asked to serve as the Executive Director … Read More

David J. Hacker, Esq.

Litigation Attorney, Senior Legal Counsel and Director of University Project at Alliance Defending Freedom

David J. Hacker, Esq., serves as senior legal counsel and director of the University Team with Alliance Defending Freedom. Since joining ADF in 2005, Hacker has focused on constitutional litigation and appeals at all levels of the federal … Read More

Dr. Craig Hazen

Founder and Director of M.A. Program in Christian Apologetics, Biola University

Dr. Hazen is the editor of the philosophy journal, Philosophia Christi. He is also the author of the monograph The Village Enlightenment in America, the acclaimed apologetics novel Five Sacred Crossings, and dozens of articles and chapters … Read More

Kelsey Hazzard

Founder and President, Secular Pro-Life

Kelsey Hazzard founded Secular Pro-Life in 2009 and serves as its president. Her writings appear regularly in pro-life media and she is featured in the pro-life documentary "40". Kelsey has also made appearances in mainstream news sources … Read More

Trent Horn

Apologist and Speaker, Catholic Answers

Trent Horn is an apologist and speaker for Catholic Answers. He earned a graduate degree in theology from Franciscan University of Steubenville and is currently pursuing a graduate degree in philosophy from Holy Apostles College. Trent is a … Read More

Walter B. Hoye II

Founder and President, Issues4Life Foundation

Walter B. Hoye II is both Founder and President of the Issues4Life Foundation, the California Civil Rights Foundation, Founder of the Frederick Douglass Foundation of California, Core Member of the National Black Pro-Life Coalition, a … Read More

Scott Klusendorf

Founder and President, Life Training Institute

Scott Klusendorf is the founder and president of Life Training Institute (LTI), which was established in 2004 to challenge and equip pro-life advocates to persuasively defend their views in the public square. Scott travels throughout the … Read More

Fr. Frank Pavone

National Director, Priests for Life

Fr. Frank Pavone is one of the most prominent pro-life leaders in the world. Originally from New York, he was ordained in 1988 by Cardinal John O’Connor, and since 1993 has served full-time in pro-life leadership with his bishop’s … Read More

Jojo Ruba

Executive Director, Faith Beyond Belief

Jojo Ruba is the Executive Director of Faith Beyond Belief. Jojo equips Christians to effectively explain and defend their faith using reasonable arguments that make sense to non-believers. He has spoken at venues that include Sunday … Read More

Alan Shlemon

Speaker, Stand to Reason

Alan Shlemon is an author and public speaker for Stand to Reason and is known for teaching on some of the most controversial issues of our time like abortion, evolution, homosexuality, bioethics, and Islam. He has been a guest on both TV … Read More

Stephen Wagner

Executive Director, Justice For All

Stephen Wagner is the Executive Director of Justice For All, an organization that trains thousands to make abortion unthinkable for millions, one person at a time. He has spent hundreds of hours interacting with abortion-choice advocates on … Read More

Tina Whittington

Executive Vice President, Students for Life of America

In 1999 Tina began working full-time in the pro-life movement as Project Manager for Rock for Life. While there she put together pro-life literature, wrote for the monthly newsletter, spoke at high schools and colleges, organized events, … Read More