Our Staff

The program is managed by a team of professionals with backgrounds in community services, teaching, and data management. Get to know our staff below!

Before Lifeline, Jackson worked for Preferred Family Healthcare as a behavioral health technician and for Upward Bound as an academic coach. As a new father himself, Jackson is passionate about dads connecting and fostering supportive relationships with their children.

Amy started working at Lifeline in 2015 as the Education Coordinator and holds the position of DadLINE’s Program Director. As such, Amy oversees the progression and implementation of the program and manages program reporting. She graduated with her Master of Arts in Education from Truman State University and is currently working on her Doctorate of Education degree from A.T. Still University. Before entering the non-profit sector, she taught as both a public and private school teacher.

Breanne holds a Master of Business Administration from Trident University International and has been Lifeline’s Executive Director since 2008. Prior to joining Lifeline, she worked for Preferred Family Healthcare, located only a few feet away from the Lifeline clinic at that time. Working as a program coordinator in the prevention department, she gained experience in assisting people with diverse needs for support and assistance. Through her hard work and gentle demeanor, Breanne has helped Lifeline grow exponentially, including the addition and expansion of the DadLINE program. In 2017, Breanne earned the Alliance for Life Servant Director of the Year award for the state of Missouri.

Angelita Garth began working at Lifeline in 2020. She is responsible for everything data related, from data collection, data cleaning, to data analysis. Prior to joining Lifeline, she worked as a statistics professor at Truman State University and Moberly Area Community College in Kirksville, MO. In addition, her experience in adult education allowed her to tutor different segments of the population, improving her flexibility and adaptation skills in the process. Angelita graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Mathematics and Statistics, followed by a Master’s Degree in Statistics from the Iowa State University.

Kris is Lifeline’s clinic manager. Before working at Lifeline, she spent most of her years as a nurse in the operating room, first in Hannibal, and then at Mizzou’s University Hospital in the level one trauma center. At Lifeline, Kris does pregnancy tests, ultrasounds, and accompanies men and women in their pregnancy and parenting journeys through support and education.

Patty joined Lifeline’s team as a clinic nurse in 2015. Prior to joining the staff, she worked in oncology and outpatient surgery, as well as on the general floor of Northeast Regional Medical Center. Patty loves playing piano, swimming, and spending time with her sons and grandkids.

LeAnn started working at Lifeline in 2008 as a client advocate. She holds an MA in Marriage and Family Counseling and is a licensed counselor in the state of Missouri. Her job includes meeting with clients and helping them work through any emotional struggles or challenges they are facing, keeping all information confidential. She can also refer them to other local licensed professional counselors and other community resources.

Larissa joined the Lifeline team in 2018 as an educator traveling to local schools. Before joining Lifeline, Larissa spent years encouraging students in their educational pursuits and personal growth through a local after-school program. Larissa is passionate about equipping people with healthy relationship skills for the best and healthiest lives. She teaches parenting groups that focus on considering their family history, becoming more self-aware and increasing in self-care, learning to communicate effectively, understanding the father of their children, and developing healthy relationship skills. 

Heather is Lifeline’s Financial Assistant, taking care of the organization’s account balances, expenditures, inventory, monitoring program budgets, and much more. Before Lifeline, Heather worked in many different fields, as a medical assistant and technician, preschool teacher, bookkeeper, and office assistant. Through her various responsibilities over the years, Heather has learned determination, flexibility, as well as to be a critical thinker.

Christie is Lifeline’s office assistant, welcoming clients, scheduling appointments, answering phone calls, and more. Before Lifeline, Christie worked many administrative jobs for the United States Military. During her time there, she was the Mayor of her military community, organized various events such as military balls, and acted as Program Manager for the military spouse support group.

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To learn more about DadLINE, read our About Us and Services pages.