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.

 

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.    

 

Terri Jones

In her early years, Terri was fully and passionately devoted to shaping four young hearts and minds.  Having completed that task, she was promoted to her current position of cheerleader and consultant to not only her children but their spouses and 12 beautiful grandchildren.  While they have all left the home they have stayed in the Fredericksburg area.  Together they own and manage several local businesses and still rely heavily on Terri’s godly counsel, advice and prayers.

Terri and her husband, Mike, have been active members of Grace Church of Fredericksburg for 30 years.  Building on her Bible College foundation, she and her husband have led youth groups, numerous small groups, performed premarital and marriage counseling and mentored many.  In recent years, Terri has served on staff at the church.  Her roles have included Women’s Ministry, Group mentor, Event Coordinator, Intercession ministry, Altar ministry, and Soaking Prayer ministry leader. 

Her home has been a refuge to numerous young people through the years who have needed a mothers touch, a helping hand and a place to stay. She enjoys entertaining and hosting events in her home. Her clan enjoys a family home at Lake Anna where they like to swim, boat, wake surf, paddle board, play pickleball, eat and be together as a family.  

 

Ray Campbell

Mr. Campbell is a dedicated public servant for the past 28 years and has extensive experience in federal EEO and Diversity Programs. Mr. Campbell has served in various senior leadership roles in the federal government and looks forward to continuing his service for a number of years to come.

Mr. Campbell is an Army Veteran (Military Policeman) where he served in Germany, the Gulf War (90- 91), and then at Fort Belvoir, VA. Mr. Campbell obtained his Bachelor’s Degree from Liberty University and is pursuing his Graduate degree. He is married to his wife Anne of 29 years and they have four children ages 27 (Alexander), 24 (Kyle), 18 (Connor), and 16 (Makayla). They are also enjoying their first grandchild, Eliza ( 2 yrs). In his spare time, Mr. Campbell loves to spend time with his family, read and does wood burning as a hobby.

He has passionately served the Lord in numerous capacities within the Local church and Home School Group to include Deacon (Officer), Sunday School Teacher, Pastoral Internship Program participant, preaching/teaching, Home Grown Hearts (HGH) Home School Group Chair, and HGH Youth Group Leader (IMPACT). He currently is serving as a member of the Choices Women’s Center Board.

 

Robin Wilson

Robin Wilson has BS from the University of Delaware and an MBA in marketing from New Hampshire College.  Robin has been involved in sales and marketing of semiconductor and laboratory research equipment for the last 48 years.  In 1993 he purchased a research high tech sales representation and distribution company – Pascal Technologies Inc. In 2011 he sold the company and then retired in 2015.  

Robin is currently a Deacon at New Life in Christ Church in Fredericksburg, VA.  Robin’s passion is sharing Christ and he is currently on staff with Evangelism Explosion for the state of Virginia.  EE supports churches in training their congregants in how to share the gospel. Robin looks forward to the opportunity to work on the Board of Choices Women Center by reaching out and changing lives for Christ.   

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