Leadership Team

JEANNE F. MONAHAN

President, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund

Jeanne F. Monahan Jeanne Monahan was recently appointed to the role of President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund. In this capacity she proudly directs a small non-profit organization committed to restoring a culture of life in the United States, most notably through the annual March for Life in Washington, D.C., held on the anniversary of Roe v. Wade. Previously Jeanne worked with the Family Research Council (FRC), where she focused on issues related to the inherent dignity of the human person, including abortion, women’s health, and end-of-life issues. Prior to FRC Jeanne worked for the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services in the Office of the Secretary. Her federal government experience includes global health policy, as well as domestic and international health care issues. Before working in public policy, Jeanne worked for the Catholic Church in a variety of positions involving educating on life issues, human sexuality, marriage, and family.

Jeanne has made frequent media appearances including interviews on NBC’s Nightly News with Brian Williams, CNN’s John King USA and FOX News Hour with Brett Baier. Jeanne’s writings have appeared in U.S. News and World Report, USA Today , the Washington Post and numerous others publications.

Jeanne holds an undergraduate degree in psychology from James Madison University and a Masters degree in the theology of marriage and family from the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family.

Board Members

 

PATRICK E. KELLY

Chairman of the Board, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund

Patrick Kelly serves as Vice President for Public Policy for the Knights of Columbus, the world’s largest Catholic fraternal organization, where he is responsible for matters relating to public policy, legislation and government affairs. He has over twenty-five years of distinguished military and government service, which has included work in the U.S. State Department, the Justice Department, and on staff in the U.S. House of Representatives. A Captain in the U.S. Navy JAG Corps Reserve, he holds a Bachelor’s Degree and Juris Doctor from Marquette University and a Master of Theological Studies from the Pontifical John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family at the Catholic University of America.


Terence M. Scanlon

Senior Vice President, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


Valerian F. Stasik

Secretary, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


Donald R. Kehoe

Treasurer, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


Thomas J. Hogan

Board Member, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


James T. Dugard

Board Member, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


Timothy M. Saccoccia

Board Member, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


Royce Hood

Board Member, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


Diana Banister

Board Member, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund


Thomas Harrington

Board Member, MARCH FOR LIFE Education and Defense Fund