Our Board

Julie Wallace, Board Chair

Julie Wallace is an accounting and educational professional with twenty-eight years of experience in the accounting profession specializing in small business and non-profit accounting. She holds a Bachelor’s and Master’s degree in Accounting and a Doctorate in Educational Leadership. She teaches accounting and education courses at Germanna Community College, Northern Virginia Community College, Cornerstone College of Virginia, and Liberty University. She is passionate about positively impacting the accounting profession through helping students and others develop high ethical accounting standards, accurate accounting knowledge, and upholding God honoring self-government to positively impact the world for Christ. Her leadership skills began at church through serving as the Junior Church Director, Women’s Ministry Coordinator, church Treasurer, and then expanded to Finance Director, High School Director, and finally Head of School of a local Christian school. Her research interests include women in leadership and biblical nouthetic counseling. Currently Julie is heeding God’s call impacting the furtherance of pro-life awareness and empowering those facing unplanned pregnancy with hope and support through serving on the board of Choices Women’s Center.

Dr. Steve Mandell, Vice-Chair

Dr. Steve Mandell, received his undergraduate and medical school training at the University of Kentucky, and then his internal medicine residency at the Medical College of Virginia (VCU), prior to opening a private practice in Bowling Green, Va and serving both Caroline County and the Fredericksburg region for over 30 years.  He currently serves as the Senior Medical Director at Mary Washington Hospital.

Steve has served on various boards, including Fredericksburg Christian School, where he served as chairperson for over 15 years, and also served on the boards of CRU’s international humanitarian ministry of GAIN, as well as Caroline Christian Health Center. 

He is the grateful husband of Ellen for 36 years.  They are grateful for their 2 daughters and their husbands, and one son and his wife. They have 2 granddaughters and 2 grandsons, and another on “the way.” They are members of Grace Church of Fredericksburg, where they have been involved in numerous ministries including medical missions to Haiti.

Shanda Moss, Secretary

Shanda Moss, a retired Education and Training Specialist, faithfully served over 24 years in the United States Air Force. She has passionately supported numerous life-changing agencies in the DC Metropolitan area as well as Fredericksburg (i.e., S.O.M.E. in DC, Special Olympics, Thurman Brisben Center, Salvation Army, Habitat for Humanity and Beauty for Ashes just to name a few). She is currently a member of the Choices Women’s Center Board and a volunteer consultant. She counts her blessings daily for the opportunity to intercede and support the life-affirming choices fostered through CWC.

She is married with two children, a boy and a girl. She enjoys reading her Bible, ministering to wounded women, and volunteering on the Prayer, Prison and Outreach ministries at Strong Tower Ministries, a local church. She loves spending time with her children, traveling to foreign countries, authentic Italian food, listening to worship, jazz music, and loving on God’s people.

Shanda holds a bachelor’s degree in crisis counseling from Liberty University. She graduated magna cum laude with an associate degree in early childhood development and completed an AAS in Education and Training–all vital and significant to her Kingdom Building Connections.

David McKnight, Treasurer

David McKnight has over 12 years of experience in Finance and Healthcare Management and is currently the Chief Executive Officer for Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center.  David joined HCA’s Spotsylvania Regional Medical Center as the Chief Financial Officer in November 2015 and transitioned to CEO in January 2018.  Prior to coming to Spotsylvania Regional he was the Division Controller for the HCA’s Capital Division and worked closely with each of the 18 hospitals CFOs and Controllers, as well as supply chain and revenue cycle leadership, regarding hospital financials and operations. Prior to serving as the Controller of HCA’s Capital Division, David was the AVP of Finance and Controller of LewisGale Medical Center in Salem, VA. Before his LewisGale position, he was the Finance Director for Carilion Clinic in Roanoke for the Department of Medicine Physicians. David has a Bachelor of Science from Virginia Polytechnic Institute and State University and a Masters of Business Administration from Radford University. He and his wife Sabrina have three sons and in his spare time David enjoys spending time with his family, watching his boys play sports, and is active in his church serving as a deacon and connect group leader.

Missy Stone

Missy became involved with the pro-life movement when she was just 14, when she first began volunteering with Rock for Life. She became instantly passionate about the issue of abortion. As a Hispanic woman, she saw the devastation of abortion in the Latin community and decided to take a stand. She earned a Certificate of Ministry from Hillsong Leadership College in Sydney, Australia and attended the University of Southern Mississippi upon returning from abroad. She graduated summa cum laude with a bachelor’s degree in Political Science and a minor in Spanish.

Since joining the Students for Life team in January of 2013 as the National High School Program Coordinator, Missy helped more than double Students for Life groups in public and private high schools all over the nation. She created high school specific resources and programs to grow the pro-life presence within this student population. Once successful in this area, she created a Middle School specific pro-life curriculum so that SFLA can reach an even greater audience.

Missy now leads SFLA’s National Field Program, assisting over 1,000 student groups. She manages 16 Regional Coordinators and helps create vision and strategy to reach students with the pro-life message in their perspective areas. Missy is SFLA’s official spokesperson on the ground and has been featured in the New York Times, as well as many other media outlets. 

Kathy Nelson

Kathy Nelson serves as a volunteer nurse at Choices Women’s Center and is a member of the Board. She also served on the original founding board of the Fredericksburg Pregnancy Center.

She has worked as a nurse, dental assistant, teacher’s aide/tutor and stay-at-home mom. She worked alongside her husband in a Christian camping ministry. She and her husband were foster parents for Bethany Christian Services for 10 years and she is an adoption advocate. She was also the CareNet liaison for a prior church and is currently the liaison Choices Women’s Center at Colonial Baptist Church. She has served on the planning committees for the fundraising events at Bethany Christian Services and Choices Women’s Center. She and her husband are also supporters of other life-affirming organizations such as Mary Shelter’s and Lois Ann’s Hope House. Kathy also serves at her church as a greeter and in the nursery/toddler ministry.

She’s been married to her high school sweetheart for 43 years. They have two sons, one daughter-in-law, one granddaughter, and one grandson. 

Kathy enjoys listening to Christian radio programs and music, reading her Bible and devotionals, traveling on cruises, putting jigsaw puzzles together, singing, and playing the piano.

She treasures her time with family and loving on them!!!

John Hinson

John retired from the U.S. Marine Corps in 2009 and transitioned to commercial/private industry. For over 14 years, he has served as a Deacon in a local Fredericksburg church, assisting men, women, children and families through the Deacons’ Mercy Ministry, sharing the grace, mercy, love and healing available to them through the Gospel. Both experiences cultivated an understanding that voiceless generations have succumbed on the Sanctity of Life battleground, that a voice is required on their behalf, and it is the present generation’s need to stand for life. Married over 19 years and a father of 4, John fully appreciates the gift of life and the need to save the unborn, which is our generation’s greatest human rights issue.    





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