Our Team

Paid and volunteer members that serve our community with excellence

Joddi-Jay Babcock, MOL

Executive Director

Melissa Holmes

Executive Assistant/

Client Services Coordinator

Jovani Camacho

Receptionist

Ligia Brubaker, MA

Think Twice Healthy Relationships Director

Dr. Ted Palmatier, MD

Medical Director

Renee Schut, LPN

Nurse Manager

Kim Coleman, RDMS

OB Sonographer

Craig Whittlesey, MD

Ultrasound Director

Sharon Woodall

Bookkeeper

Our History

 

In 1985 a group of Christian men and women were concerned about addressing the problem of abortion. They were grieved by the numbers of young women who chose abortion and decided to provide life-affirming alternatives to those facing unplanned pregnancy. Together they formed Crisis Pregnancy Center of Yakima. In 2004 the name was changed to Life Choices of Yakima. In 2008 Life Choices became a life-affirming pregnancy medical center offering medical quality pregnancy testing and early ultrasounds to confirm pregnancy. Life Choices serves approximately 1,000 families each year, serving over 34,000 families to date.

ABOUT US

We believe...

~that there is a purpose and plan for every child that is conceived.

~in the sacredness of life from conception to natural death; human life is of inestimable worth in all its dimensions, including pre-born babies, the aged, the physically or mentally challenged, and every other stage of condition.

~that we are called to defend, protect, and value ALL human life.

~that abortion hurts women, men, and society.

~that no woman should feel pressure to abort her pre-born child.

~that women deserve a safe pregnancy medical clinic that will not profit from the reproductive choices they make.

~that waiting until marriage to have sexual intimacy and remaining sexually faithful after marriage builds strong families and communities.

~students are valuable and worth being educated about the healthiest sexual choices and given the tools for success.

 

 

 

Life Choices is pleased to be affiliated with CareNetHeartbeat International, Abortion Pill Reversal, and NIFLA.

Board of Directors

Autumn Bernier, Board Co-Chair

Rinda Darden, Board Secretary

Dr. Valerie Hennessy, Board Member

Dr. Bill Kroner, Board Member

Mike Saunders, Board Treasurer

Molly Taylor, Board Co-Chair

Helps Team

Glenda Abercrombie, ARNP, John Abercrombie, Jordanne Babcock, Toni Ballard, Tracey Baxter, Theresa Blankenship, Sherry Dawson, RN, Harold Dexter, Nancy Dexter, Mario Estrada, Deb Gorman, Kristen Kellett, Dr. Rev. Jeannie Lowell, Mitchell Myrick, Doug Smith, Joyce Savage,  Jim Walker

Medical Advisory Team

David Barlow, RN/CC, Dr. Ross Bethel, Dr. Rachelle Sanjuan Chavez, Dr. Carlin Miller, Dr. Linda Seaman, Dr. Victor Sharpe, Dr. Anita Showalter, Shereen Stocker, ARNP.

(C) 2019, Friends of Life Choices of Yakima (LCY)