Meet Our Board

Crystal Snow-Hebel

Crystal Snow-Hebel
Board President
Crystal is a chiropractic assistant at Innate Chiropractic in Newburgh, NY. She previously managed the Accounts Payable department for a large corporation and also has a background in licensed childcare including owning and operating a small day care center. She serves as the Sunday School Director at her church. In addition to Board President, Crystal also plays a significant role in fundraising and outreach.


Marjorie Linton

Marjorie Linton
Board Secretary
Marjorie has a strong background in residential programs for people with developmental disabilities and is currently employed as a Residential Site Supervisor at Access: Support for Living in Middletown, NY. She holds a Bachelor’s of Arts degree in social work. Marjorie previously worked as a case manager at a home for pregnant teens. Her board involvement includes policy review and development.


Peter Maraday

Peter Maraday
Board Treasurer
Pete cares deeply about providing alternatives for women facing unplanned pregnancies and seeks to further the pro-life cause through “education, guidance and support that is built on a foundation of love and caring through Jesus Christ.” Pete served over 20 years in the US Air Force and currently works as a tech support analyst, giving him a solid foundation in organizational management. He is active in the leadership and other ministries of Bread of Life Assembly of God in Bullville.


Gary Whittaker

Gary Whittaker
Board Member
Gary is recently retired from the Columbia County Department of Human Services where he served as the Director of Information Management. A member of King’s Fire Church in Lake Katrine, Gary serves on the pastoral team and is also active in Tres Dias and Kairos ministries, as well as Special Olympics. In his words, “doing whatever I can to eradicate the stain of abortion is one of the driving goals of my life”. Gary is excited to be part of the leadership of Faith House, to play a role in assisting young women in making life-affirming and empowering choices.


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Karen McLaurin
Board Member

Karen's heart is for young mothers and single parents.  She has a deep concern for young women in an unplanned pregnancy who do not have the preparation, supports or resources to successfully parent, and has felt called to serve these women for many years.  With a Bachelor of Science in Health Administration and a Master of Science in Public Health, Karen recently retired after working 30 years in the child welfare system in foster care, adoption and child protective services.  Karen has four children and four grandchildren, and attends Family Church in Middletown.


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Janice Valentino
Board Member
Janice is the Director of Marketing and Development for Hospice of Orange and Sullivan Counties.  She brings a strong background in marketing, advertising, public relations and community outreach.  Prior to her work at Hospice, Janice worked in radio sales and was the first woman to co-host a radio talk show in Orange County.  Prior volunteer service includes serving on the Board of the Orange County Chamber of Commerce, and serving as President of the Newburgh Rotary Club.  Janice attends Grace Church in Washingtonville.