The program is managed by a team of professionals with backgrounds in community services, teaching, and data management. Get to know our staff below!
Bryan is our program manager! He grew up in Northern Missouri and studied Justice Systems at Truman State University in Kirksville. According to Bryan, who is a dad to three boys, “being a dad is awesome”. He strongly believes that “great dads have a huge impact on the well-being of their families”. He can see how his own dad, though not perfect, acted as a valuable role model in his life. His passion for mentoring men brought him to DadLINE, where he underwent training from the National Fatherhood Institute and the Center for Relationship Education to implement the 24/7 Dad and the Real Essentials curricula. When Bryan is not working, you can probably find him outdoors, playing with his children, or hunting. He also enjoys going to baseball games with his children. Last but not least, Bryan will never say no to a great cup of coffee.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
Elodie is Lifeline’s Communications Specialist and French Interpreter. She graduated with a Master’s Degree in International Communications from the University of Jean Moulin 3 in Lyon, France. Prior to joining Lifeline, she worked for a couple of news media and as a community manager. She is in charge of Lifeline’s social media, blog, graphic design, and interprets for Lifeline’s French-speaking clients.
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.
Jackson Page joined the Lifeline team in 2018 as an educator after completing his Bachelor of Arts in Communication. 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.