Jeanne Mancini was appointed to the role of President of the March for Life Education and Defense Fund in the fall of 2012. In this capacity she proudly directs the 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 MSNBC, CNN, FOX, ABC, CBS, and others. Jeanne’s writings have appeared in The New York Times, 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 Master’s degree in the theology of marriage and family from the Pope John Paul II Institute for Studies on Marriage and Family. Jeanne resides in northern Virginia with her husband, David.
Vice President of Government Affairs
As Vice President of Government Affairs, Tom McClusky represents the organization before Congress and state legislatures on a variety of issues surrounding the life issue.
Tom has a long history of both local and national campaign experience. After stints with the Republican National Committee and with the multi-billion dollar Coastal Corporation in its Washington, D.C. office, he became Senior Policy Analyst for National Taxpayers Union and National Taxpayers Union Foundation (NTU/NTUF) where he was responsible for the formulation of policy analyses, reports, and editorials for NTU and NTUF on numerous topics.
Just prior to joining the March for Life staff Mr. McClusky was Senior Vice President of Government Affairs for the Family Research Council (FRC) and FRC Action, the legislative arm of FRC. In that role he lobbied Congress and state legislatures on issues related to life, marriage and religious liberty.
He has appeared on many radio and television talk shows, and his works have appeared in numerous publications however his proudest media claim to fame is Keith Olbermann once named him the “Worst Person in the World” for work he did related to the Terri Schiavo case.
Bethany Goodman joined the March for Life Education and Defense Fund in August 2013 as Assistant Director, overseeing the March’s digital strategy, social media, and Evangelical outreach. Additionally, Bethany assists with planning the March for Life and Conference and Expo.
Prior to this role, Bethany spent five and half years working in the U.S. House of Representatives in the office of Congressman Bob Latta (R-OH). On Capitol Hill, Bethany covered life, marriage, religious liberty and judiciary issues, in addition to telecommunications, media, privacy and Internet policy.
Bethany is a graduate of Grove City College in western Pennsylvania with a dual degree in history and political science. Bethany is active in volunteering at her church and local pregnancy center, and she serves on the Advisory Board for Speak for the Unborn, a ministry of the local church that seeks to make abortion impossible through both godly and legal means.
She and her husband reside in beautiful central Ohio and enjoy cooking, the outdoors, hosting friends and family, and keeping up with their energetic dogs, Hunter and Scout.
Mary Lembke joined the March for Life in July 2013 as the Meeting and Event Manager. She is a Certified Meetings Professional with more than a decade of experience in the Hospitality Industry.
During her time spent at Federal Conference, she managed the planning and execution of the Department of the Navy’s Returning Warrior Workshops including site selection, contract negotiation, budget management, creative aspects, registration, rooming list management, food and beverage, entertainment bookings, vendor arrangements and tradeshow set up. In her role at Meals On Wheels Association of America, as Director of Development and then as Director of Meetings and Special Events, she was responsible for a wide variety of events, including national and regional conferences, large scale meetings, donor development fundraisers and Capitol Hill events.
Mary attended Belmont Abbey College. She holds the designation of Certified Meeting Professional and is a member of Professional Convention Management Association (PCMA), Meetings Professional International (MPI) and Christian Meetings & Conventions Association (CMCA). Mary lives in Manassas with her husband, Curt and four children. She enjoys cooking, traveling and spending time with her family, while keeping a committed daily walk in her faith.