BOARD OF DIRECTORS
Dr. Matthew E. Phillips, MD
President of the Board
Dr. Matthew Phillips is a board certified obstetrician and gynecologist in the Montgomery area, working as a provider for OB/GYN Associates of Montgomery. He holds offices in both Montgomery and Prattville in addition to serving as medical director of the Selma/Dallas County Sav-A-Life Pregnancy Center. As evidenced by his work, life is a passion for Dr. Phillips, and he cares deeply for the heart of the mother. His desire to reach women with life led him to form Life on Wheels as an avenue through which to reach even more mothers with hope. He and his wife Camille have four children and attend Young Meadows Presbyterian Church in Montgomery.
Vice President of the Board
Price Bishop is currently the President and CEO of Jim Bishop Cabinets, Inc., while also serving as a deacon at Trinity Presbyterian Church as well as being a member of The Board of Trustees of Trinity Presbyterian School. Mr. Bishop identifies as passionately pro-life because he believes the legalization of abortion to be one of the greatest downfalls of man. His passion, therefore, is to educate those who may not know the long term effects of abortion in a safe and loving environment.
Treasurer of the Board
Chappell Hill is an investment advisor and Vice President of Investments in the Montgomery area. He lives in Montgomery with his wife and three children, and currently attends Christchurch. Mr. Hill has always sought out how to serve the Lord in meaningful ways, especially in the pro-life arena. He has supported local pregnancy centers for years, and sees this ministry as a way to expand the impact of life on the community and state.
Secretary of the Board
Dollene McLemore is a long time pro-life advocate. She has served as a pregnancy center director and written abstinence curriculum for youth in middle and high school. She has received federal grants to teach abstinence education and is a certified Advanced Alcohol and Drug Counselor. Dollene has served as a volunteer counselor and board member of First Choice Women’s Medical Center in Montgomery. Dollene and her husband, Jack, attend Christchurch Montgomery where she leads the Anglicans for Life Chapter and has organized Sanctity of Life services. Dollene is passionate about leaving a pro-life legacy to her 3 children, 6 grandchildren and her community in the hopes they will fearlessly stand for the Lord Jesus Christ in their generations.
Pregnancy Center Representatives:
Mary Claire Haenlein
Mary Claire Haenlein serves as the Elmore County Pregnancy Center's representative on the Board. Mrs. Haenlein has been a registered diagnostic sonographer for 22 years, and has served as a Board member of the Elmore County Pregnancy Center for almost 6 years. Her involvement in the pro-life ministry is extensive: she has provided ultrasound training for nurses at pregnancy centers, has volunteered her services as a sonographer at both First Choice and River Region pregnancy centers, and facilitates the "Surrendering the Secret: Healing the Heartbreak of Abortion" ministry at the Elmore County Pregnancy Center. As a sonographer, her passion is to provide the truth of fetal development through love for the patient and the technology of ultrasound.
Maria Ansaldi, MD
Dr. Maria Adela Ansaldi serves as COPE Pregnancy Center representative on the Board. Dr. Ansaldi was born in Córdoba, Argentina. She received her medical degree from the National University of Córdoba (Universidad Nacional de Córdoba), Argentina. She completed her Pediatric Residency at “Hospital Infantil Municipal” in Córdoba. Dr. Ansaldi, moved with her husband (Dr. Gerardo S. Gonzalez and four kids) to Montgomery in 2007. She is an active member of Holy Spirit Catholic Church, actually serving in the Respect Life Ministry and Youth Ministry. She has volunteered her services at COPE Pregnancy Center and has been trained as a Sidewalk Advocate for Life. She also volunteers her time at her children’s school (Montgomery Catholic Preparatory School), serves on the Life on Wheels bus and participates in the 40 Days for Life Campaigns. Dr. Ansaldi enjoys reading, cooking, traveling with her family and singing with The Montgomery Chorale. She firmly believes in the words of Pope John Paul II: “You are called to stand up for life! To respect and defend the mystery of life always and everywhere, including the lives of unborn babies, giving real help and encouragement to mothers in difficult situations. You are called to work and pray against abortion.”
Gwendolyn Bradley serves as the River Region Pregnancy Center representative on the Board. Mrs. Bradley is the National Day of Prayer Task Force Network Assistant and the National Area Leader of The Southeastern States (AL, FL, GA! MS, SC, Puerto Rico and Virgin Islands). She diligently serves along side her husband, Bishop Willie L. Bradley, as the Executive Pastor of Anointed Remnant International Ministries in Prattville, Alabama. She is recognized as a Global Strategic Intercessor and her dedication to the ministry of prayer has been featured on several media outlets. Gwendolyn also serves as Treasurer for Prattville Christian Ministers Association and served for 10 years on the Board of Directors for River Region Pregnancy Center, Prattville.
Ed Gannon has traveled the globe and served as a missionary for various organizations in 25 countries. Mr. Gannon resides with his family in Hardaway, AL, and holds a real estate license with Carlson Land Services. He is also the owner of The Vintage Olive store in Montgomery, AL. and is a former Board member of River Region Pregnancy Center as well as Friendship Mission Homeless Centers, where he continues to lead weekly Bible studies. As a firm believer that life is sacred, Mr. Gannon believes that education, tangible care like LOW, and the love of Christ best reach women in crisis pregnancy situations.
Fr. Terry Gensemer
Fr. Terry Gensemer served as a pastor for more than 20 years in the Birmingham area. He now serves full-time as the International Director of CEC For Life and a Board Member of the National Pro-life Religious Council. He also serves as Pastoral Care Associate for the Silent No More Awareness Campaign and Pastoral Director of the Society of Centurions – a group which hosts healing retreats for those who have left the abortion industry. He is part of the Leadership Team for Stanton Healthcare and is a Board Member of Gospel of Life Ministries, as well as Abortion Free Communities. His expertise includes urban ministry, racial reconciliation and pro-life outreach and ministry.
Deacon Raymond Gueret is retired with over 32 years in the I/T industry. He is an ordained deacon assigned to Holy Spirit Catholic Church, and currently serves as the Director of Catholic Social Services as well as serving in prison ministry and other charitable works. Deacon Gueret believes strongly that we are made in the image and likeness of God, therefore all life is precious. As evidenced by his life, he believes that we are called to defend those most vulnerable from conception to natural death and to be an active voice for those unable to speak for themselves.
Mary Ann Gould
Mary Ann Gould is a dedicated member of the pro-life community. She is currently a Coordinator for 40daysforlife Montgomery, a local Catholic pro-life ministry dedicated to making a difference in the community and standing up for the sanctity of life. She has volunteered with pro-life organizations for years, and attends Our Lady Queen of Mercy Catholic Church. Mrs. Gould is currently developing an event planning business, and is married with four children.
Brian Espy's idea was the catalyst for bringing Life on Wheels into existence. Brian was instrumental in raising the money for the Montgomery ICU Mobile Unit by organizing the first Gala. Brian continues to support Life On Wheels and has a vision to expand services across the state and beyond. Brian and his wife Kristy have three children and are members of Our Lady of Guadalupe Catholic Church. Brian is also a member of Knights of Columbus Council 12011 who also support Life On Wheels.