PHA is led by a committee structure drawing pro-life leaders from all spheres of the pro-life movement.  Below are listed the members of the Working Committee and the Advisory Committee:


Working Committee Members

Mary Kellett, Exec. Dir., Prenatal Partners for Life

Mary Kellett is the executive director of Prenatal Partners for Life, a group of concerned parents (most of whom have or had a special needs child), medical professionals, legal professionals and clergy whose aim is to support, inform and encourage expectant or new parents.<more>

Advisory Committee Members

Ralph A. Capone, MD, FACP,

Ralph A. Capone, MD (University of Pittsburgh School of Medicine) is board-certified in Hospice and Palliative Medicine and Internal Medicine, is the medical director at the Jewish Association on Aging, Sivitz Hospice. He also serves as medical director of the palliative care consultation service, UPMC McKeesport Hospital. <more>

Mark Pickup, Exec.Dir. Human Life Matters

Mark Pickup has written the Human Life Matters blog for several years, and has spoken at inumerable conferences of advocacy of pro-Life issues and the sanctity of human life spanning 30 years. He co-founded a Canadian crisis pregnancy centre in the mid-1980s that has served thousands of women in crisis pregnancies, helping them find life afffirming options for themselves and their babies. The centre has also reached out to post-abortive women in need of spiritual and emotional healing. <more>

Alex Schadenberg, Exec. Dir. Euthanasia Prevention Coalition, International Chair of Euthanasia Prevention Coalition.

The Euthanasia Prevention Coalition works to preserve and enforce legal prohibitions and ethical guidelines prohibiting “mercy killing.” They also work to increase public awareness of truly ethical hospice/palliative care. To promote improvement in the quality and availability of hospice/palliative care, and effective methods of controlling pain and suffering. To develop and build compassionate care community services as alternatives to “Mercy Killing.” To educate the public on the harm and risks associated with the promotion of euthanasia and assisted suicide through the use of pamphlets, information seminars, media campaigns and research articles. To co-ordinate and disseminate research and information on issues related to euthanasia, assisted suicide. To represent the vulnerable and where appropriate, advocate before the courts on issues related to euthanasia and assisted suicide.<more>