Our Team

STEPHEN WALLACE

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR

1-800-ANGEL-OK ext. 302

410-399.2440

stephen.wallace@gabrielnetwork.org

Stephen joined Gabriel Network in September 2014 after an active legal practice with Drinker, Biddle & Reath in Washington, D.C. Stephen is a proud alumus of Notre Dame Law School and Franciscan University of Steubenville. Stephen joined the National Maternity Housing Coalition’s Leadership Council in 2017, and was elected President of the Council in 2018. Stephen lives with his wife Meta and their four children in Laurel, Maryland, and are members of St. Mary of the Mills parish.

TIFFANY FARLEY

EXECUTIVE ASSISTANT

1-800-ANGEL-OK ext. 301

office@gabrielnetwork.org

Tiffany has been serving at Gabriel Network since 2011. After graduating from Villanova University with a Bachelor of Science in Psychology and a minor in Japanese, she worked for a Marketing Research Company in Philadelphia, PA and then spent the next 15 years as the High School Youth Minister at St. Pius X Church in Bowie, MD. During her time as a Youth Minister, she also owned a small organizing business called ‘Create Your Space’ and raised four children. She and her husband Brendan, along with their four children, live in Bowie and attend Sacred Heart Church.

SOPHIA TYSON

BOWIE HOME DIRECTOR

1-800-ANGEL-OK ex.303

sophia.tyson@gabrielnetwork.org

Sophia is a graduate of Lancaster Bible College, earning a bachelor’s degree in Biblical Studies with a concentration in Psychology and Counseling. She graduated with dual Master’s degrees in Christian Care, and Divinity in December 2018 from Capital Seminary and Graduate School. Sophia has served the community as a volunteer counselor with the Bowie Crofton Pregnancy Clinic, a post-abortion stress Bible study leader, and a mentor at the Woodland Job Corps Center, in Laurel, MD, where she strove to encourage young women to avoid the trap of mediocrity and pursue excellence. In 2014, she started a discipleship ministry designed to support women married for one year or less find strength and hope through community care.

MICHELLE BURGESS

ELLICOTT CITY HOUSE DIRECTOR

1-800-ANGEL-OK ext. 308

michelle.burgess@gabrielnetwork.org

Michelle began serving at Gabriel Network in 2012 as a Home Director Sub. She later transitioned into the position as the Ellicott City Home Director in 2013. Through her experience as a Home Director sub she developed a genuine sense of compassion and love for the ministry. Prior to joining the Gabriel Network Team Michelle served as a Marketing Executive and Fund Raiser for The S.W.B. Lupus Awareness Charity until 2006. Michelle and her daughter participate in community outreach programs to feed the homeless. In addition to serving as Home Director she works as an Independent Property Consultant. Michelle is currently pursuing a degree in Human Services and Addictions Counseling in hopes to one day own and operate a community outreach center for cultural diversity and development.

ALETHEIA ELLIOTT

CASE MANAGER

Aletheia is a graduate of Capital Bible Seminary with an M.A. in Christian Counseling and Discipleship and a concentration in Youth and Family Counseling. She co-founded a counseling ministry and volunteers as a counselor at the Bowie/Crofton Pregnancy Clinic. Aletheia’s professional experience includes counseling/caregiving, office, and business management, project management, marketing, teaching, and entrepreneurship. Aletheia serves in the music and children’s ministries at Grace Bible Church where she and her family attend. She lives in Bowie, Maryland with her husband Nathaniel, their sons Brighton and Rhett and their fantastic dog Zero. She enjoys reading, music, cooking, the outdoors and quality time with family and friends.

MARY CUNNINGHAM

VOLUNTEER COORDINATOR

1-800-ANGEL-OK ex.304

mary.cunningham@gabrielnetwork.org

Mary retired from the Maryland Department of Juvenile Services in 2011 after 30 years of service as a juvenile probation officer. Mary has been an Angel Friend since 2012 and the Gabriel Network Church Coordinator at Sacred Heart Church, Bowie, MD, since the fall of 2014. Mary lives in Bowie with her husband, Mark, and their daughter, Audrey. She enjoys reading, the beach, exercise and Zumba, and of course, serving and sharing God’s love with those less fortunate.

LAURA BEST

CHURCH OUTREACH COORDINATOR

Laura learned about Gabriel Network at a young age, when her family hosted several young women in her home and she gave up her room to make space for their guests. She is compassionate for the unborn and loves helping others. She is enthusiastic in sharing this passion with churches all over Maryland and DC. Laura graduated from Anne Arundel Community College with a degree in Interior Design. In addition to her role on the Church Team, she now enjoys using her background in design through planning Gabriel Network events and various other work projects. Laura lives in Bowie with her husband Jack and son Lucas. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends and staying active through running outdoors, at the gym, and carrying her baby around all day.

NORA JEAN

DEVELOPMENT AND VOLUNTEER SPECIALIST

Nora studied Business at Loyola University Maryland, Sellinger Business School; during her time at Loyola she specialized in Marketing. She is a Maryland native and has three siblings. Nora enjoys reading and listening to music. On her way back from a silent retreat, Nora saw one of our Gabriel Network church signs and the rest is history. Soon after seeing the Gabriel Sign Nora started to volunteer with us. She was very well-liked by the staff and was asked to cover a team member’s maternity leave. She did so well we had to keep her!

SARAH PORTNER

HELPLINE REPRESENTATIVE

Sarah studied Social Work and Communications at the Catholic University of America. Completing BSW and MSW degrees at the National Catholic School of Social Service continues to ground Sarah in theory and practice. Sarah’s experience in Pregnancy Center, Maternity Home, Adoption Agency, Student Ministry, and K-12 Student Support settings has prepared her to give and to grow at Gabriel Network, anchored by faith. Sarah and her husband Greg are grateful to be a part of the Sacred Heart Church community in Bowie, MD. Sarah enjoys spending quality time with loved ones, pursuing her passion for holistic health, all things snail mail, and going to concerts.

LINDSEY FEDYK

LEAD TRAINER

Lindsey received a Masters in Social Work from the Catholic University of America and studied English and Theology at Spring Hill College. Before joining Gabriel Network, Lindsey worked in a pregnancy center and as the live-in staff at a Maternity Home. Lindsey, her husband Nicholas, and their twin boys Simon and Lukas live in Cheverly, Maryland. They are members of Holy Family Ukrainian Catholic Church. Lindsey enjoys staying active with her family, re-reading favorite novels, and enjoying sports, food, and music from her hometown of New Orleans.

VALINDA WYNN

GAITHERSBURG HOME DIRECTOR

Valinda comes to the Gabriel Network with 20 years of experience in Early Childhood Education. She began her career as a Teacher’s Aide. Because she showed the aptitude for leadership, Valinda advanced to Lead Teacher. Then, finally into management, as Center Director, once she matriculated through college with her degree. Her last Director position was at a childcare center in Upper Marlboro, MD which served toddler through school aged children. She has been faithfully ministering to young women experiencing personal crisis, in her home area of DC, for over 30 years. Happily fulfilling the “Great Commission” by providing them with food, shelter, clothing, and godly counsel. Valinda is also a Wellness Advocate, who encourages and educates individuals to live healthier lifestyles to obtain and sustain a high quality of life.

25 Years of Saving Lives

18,000+
Women and Childen Served
38
Active Angel Friend Teams
2
Maternity Homes
1500+
Helpline Contacts this Year

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