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Carol Dengel

National Director


The National Director is KFL’s representative at meetings of the National Right to Life Committee, of which we are an affiliate. Carol is also a very active member of KFL’s Political Action Committee.




Mary Kay Culp

Development Director


Mary Kay has been leading KFL for over 15 years and is well-known beyond Kansas for her policy and media expertise. She is also a leader in our most highly populated area of the state, the Kansas City Regional Kansans for Life.



Amy Torkelson

Chief Operations Officer


Amy became involved in the pro-life movement as a college student in the 1990's. With a background in education, Amy has been KFL's Newsletter Editor for over a decade and began a new role as Chief Operations Officer in 2017.



Joe Patton, II

President


Joe, an attorney by profession, is one of the original founders of Kansans for Life (which was founded in 1983) and has played many roles in our organization over the years. He was elected president in January 2017.




Mary Wilkinson

Vice President


Mary, a registered nurse, was one of the organizers of the Wichita pro-life group, Life Inc., which later became the Wichita chapter of Kansans for Life. She has been involved in a variety of ways including organizing events, media relations, and the KFL Political Action Committee.



Marcia Roos

Secretary

Marcia is a community leader with decades of involvement in a wide variety of pro-life activities, ranging from organizing fundraisers, to political action, to volunteering at her local crisis pregnancy center.





Joe Patton, III

Education Director


Business administrator and author, Joe Patton, III, has been an intern with the National Right to Life Committee, an organizer of Teens for Life, and a frequent speaker for the pro-life movement.






David Gittrich

State Development Director


David was one of the early leaders of the Wichita pro-life movement and served as Executive Director of KFL for a decade. Now, as State Development Director, his focus is on fundraising and on coordinating with our chapters and community leaders all over the state.




Kathy Ostrowski

Policy and Research Director


Kathy has been involved with KFL since 1992 and works closely with National Right to Life to keep abreast of what is being done in other states. She also provides workshops for leaders in other states, explaining what we have done in Kansas which they may want to replicate in their states.



Jeanne Gawdun

Lobbyist / Education and Events Coordinator


During the Kansas Legislative Session, Jeanne is your voice in Topeka. She meets with legislators about the concerns of the pro-life movement and encourages the passage of pro-life bills. Jeanne has served as KFL's lobbyist since _____.  When the Kansas Legislature is not in session, Jeanne is busy with educational projects and events.


Anna Busentiz

Latino Outreach Director


Anna is bilingual and has traveled the state of Kansas from corner to corner to give pro-life presentations in Spanish. She coordinates activities for Latinos for Life.





Alan Weldon

Chairman of the Board


One of the founding members of Kansans for Life, Alan has decades of experience in the pro-life movement and is KFL's expert on policies and procedures. His job is to ensure that the Board of Directors operates according to the organization's policies.






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