Staff

Heather Gardner
Executive Director

Heather is currently the Executive Director of the Central Texas Coalition for Life, an organization dedicated to helping women find loving alternatives to abortion facilities. Previously, she served as the Director of Communications for the Brazos Valley Coalition for Life in Bryan, Texas, birth place of 40 Days for Life and where …(read full bio here).

Alicia Torres
Project Manager

Alicia graduated from the University of Texas in the spring of 2019 with a degree in Human Dimensions of Organizations. She has been a passionate pro-life advocate throughout her college career, including serving as President for Texas Students for Life. She loves her faith, her pet guinea pigs, and her fiance William. She is excited for the opportunity to serve her community in her role as Project Manager.

Katrina Rodriguez
North Site Coordinator

Katrina has been involved in the pro-life movement for many years. She received a BS in Organizational Communication with a minor in Spanish from Kennesaw State University. During her time as a stay at home mom to four beautiful girls, she has been an active volunteer with various pro-life organizations. She is raising her daughters to advocate for life to their generation, & they join her regularly to pray on the sidewalk. Katrina has volunteered with the Coalition for Life during the 40 Days for Life prayer campaigns for the past three years as both a Prayer Volunteer & a Sidewalk Advocate. She also serves on the planning committee for Mobile Loaves & Fishes Camp. She has volunteered with the Dominican Sisters Of Mary as Auction Chair for their annual fundraiser, as well as, the annual Annunciation Austin Gala.

Katrina loves Jesus, spending time with her Husband, family, and friends. She loves to travel, is passionate about life, and is very excited to serve as the North Site Coordinator.

Paige Kubenka
South Site Coordinator

Paige is a senior at the University of Texas, studying Linguistics and Rhetoric & Writing. She has been heavily involved in the pro-life movement throughout college, serving as president of UT’s pro-life group, receiving a fellowship through Texas Right to Life, and interning with Rehumanize International. In her free time, Paige enjoys reading, going to concerts, and playing board games. She is passionate about working to end abortion through prayer and compassionate outreach.

Abigail Borah
Project Manager

Abigail has been a part of the pro-life movement since her time as an undergraduate student at the University of Texas at Austin. Having experienced an unplanned pregnancy herself, she knows firsthand how necessary it is for women to have access to life-affirming choices. Her son Gabriel is now a toddler and the light of her life!

After graduating with honors from UT-Austin with a degree in Religion and History, she worked with the St. John Paul II Life Center as the Donor Relations and Office Manager. While she is working here at the Central Texas Coalition for Life she will also be pursuing her Master’s of Theology from the Augustine Institute.

Margaret Brown
Project Manager

Margaret has been a volunteer with the Coalition for Life as a prayer volunteer, Sidewalk Counselor and Day Captain for the last five years.  She is married to her husband Taylor and they have three beautiful children (including their third baby boy due this November!)