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.

Pregnancy Care Canada Staff

Dr. Laura LewisExecutive Director
Dr. Lewis has served as the Executive Director since May 2016.
After working for 22 years as a family physician, she saw the need for education, support, and practical options for women and men facing an unexpected pregnancy.
Dr. Lewis has an Hon. B. Comm degree from Queen’s University, a Medical degree from the University of Western Ontario, and certificate of Family Medicine from McMaster University.
Susan DerksenAdministrator and Event Planner
Susan joined the PCC team in August 2013 bringing with her over 15 years of experience providing administration and bookkeeping for a national non-profit organization. She holds a certificate in professional bookkeeping and is a skilled conference and event coordinator.
Rebecca PetersResource Development and Communications Liaison
Rebecca is a gifted communicator, educator, and writer. Her background includes working for the Central Alberta Pregnancy Care Centre for seven years, where she filled a variety of roles as a facilitator, administrator, and communications coordinator. Rebecca has a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Victoria.
Donna BellCentre Development and Leadership Support
Donna served as Executive Director of Kingston Pregnancy Care Centre for six years after working as a maternity nurse for over 20 years in postpartum, labour & delivery, and prenatal education. She has a Master’s degree in Christian Leadership through CREST Leadership Centre.

Board of Directors

Doug BlairBoard Chair
Doug founded Bluewater Baptist, Sarnia in 1978 and served as lead pastor for over 35 years. He is a graduate of the Dallas Seminary and continues to provide leadership on numerous national boards. His wife, Detra, served as Executive Director of the pregnancy care centre in Sarnia for many years, acquainting him with the importance of this work.
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.
Yohaan ThommySecretary
Yohaan works in management consulting and brings strong business acumen to PCC. 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.
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.
Heather TappDirector
Heather serves as the Executive Director of the Belleville Pregnancy and Family Care Centre. She 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.
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.
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.

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.