Compassionate, Respectful, Hopeful

The Pregnancy Care Canada Team is dedicated to providing support and resources to pregnancy care centres, churches, and individuals, as they seek to offer accurate information and support to those impacted by unexpected pregnancy.

PCC Executive Director

Dr. Laura Lewis has served as the Executive Director of Pregnancy Care Canada (PCC) since May 2016.
After working for 22 years as a family physician, Dr. Lewis saw the need for education, support, and practical options for women and men facing an unintended pregnancy.
Through the work of PCC and like-minded organizations, she is dedicated to helping expand this important work across our nation.
Dr. Lewis graduated with an Honours Bachelor of Commerce degree from Queen’s University, followed by a Medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, and certificate of Family Medicine from McMaster University. She is married with two children.

Pregnancy Care Canada Board of Directors

Doug BlairBoard Chair
Doug founded Bluewater Baptist in 1978 and has been there ever since. He and his wife, Detra, have three grown sons. Doug graduated from Dallas Seminary and served in Pembroke, ON before coming to Sarnia. When not at work, he can usually be found in his basement working on his model railroad or out skiing.
Terry HallVice-Chair
Terry has a strong belief in the sanctity of life and family. This passion, coupled with an extensive business and management background in the technology industry, enhances the operational and financial strength of PCC. Terry and his wife Helena are ‘actively’ retired and have been blessed with 6 children and 17 grandchildren.
Yohaan ThommySecretary
Yohaan works in management consulting and brings strong business acumen to PCC. Yohaan and his wife Melissa have been blessed with three young daughters. As a father and husband, he has a passion for the important role of the family in Canada and an urgency to assist those who are contemplating tough decisions. Yohaan has a deep desire to see pregnancy care centres established across Canada and for current centres to be fully equipped to help women and families in need of information and support.
Gisela SteckleDirector
Gisela is a registered nurse and has specialized in neonatal intensive care, where she has worked for over 30 years. She is passionate about new life and assisting parents through their stressful experiences. She has two adult daughters and she is thankful for technology to stay connected with them in their travels. Spending time with friends, traveling, and being close to an ocean are some things Gisela loves to do.
Heather TappDirector
Heather serves as the Executive Director of the Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre. Heather has helped in the establishment of two satellite centres – the Anchor of Hope in Madoc, ON, and the Pregnancy & Family Care of Quinte West in Trenton, ON. Heather is married with 3 children and two grandchildren.
Brian NortonDirector
Brian is a PCC co-founder and served as executive director of the Christian Advocacy Society (CAS) of Greater Vancouver. The CAS charity governs two pregnancy care centres, a residential shelter for abused women, a sexual assault recovery consortium, and OnlineCare Canada. Brian views himself as a “husband in training, father of three and master of none.”
Michele DawsonDirector
Michele brings over twenty years of experience as a registered nurse and volunteer leader. As an RN, she specialized in newborn health, concentrating on intensive care of prematurely born infants and their families. She also has a Leadership Degree and has experience working within the health care system of four provinces from coast to coast in Canada. Michele and her husband, Derek, have three adult children and two precious granddaughters. Michele is recently retired from nursing and serves as a volunteer in her local pregnancy care centre.

There is strength in community, shared wisdom, and the unity of purpose.

Our goal is to help establish local pregnancy care centres of excellence that will compassionately serve women & men in need.

We truly are better together.


Compassion, hope, and practical support. The building blocks of change.