Lauren Muzyka, Esq., Executive Director: Lauren Muzyka serves as Executive Director of Sidewalk Advocates for Life (SAFL) where she oversees the organization’s vision, mission, and program.
Lauren is a licensed attorney whose passion for defending the sanctity of human life led her into the pro-life movement. Most recently, for over two years, Lauren served as Campaign Strategist for the National 40 Days for Life Team, advising their 300+ campaigns in North America.
Lauren holds a Bachelor of Arts in Political Science and Spanish from Texas A&M University, as well as an Advanced Certificate in International Affairs. She is a 2009 cum laude graduate of Ave Maria School of Law (AMSOL) where she served as President of the Lex Vitae Society, Student Bar Association 3L Class Senator, and remained active in Moot Court Board and The Advocate Radio Show. In 2008, Lauren was selected as Best Oralist in the State of Michigan Moot Court Competition, where the AMSOL team also won the championship. She was also selected by her classmates to be a 2009 Student Commencement Speaker.
Lauren has interned with organizations such as Alliance Defending Freedom (Blackstone Fellowship), Americans United for Life, Liberty Institute, Texas Alliance for Life, and the Collin County District Attorney’s Office.
Lauren is a trained Sidewalk Advocate of 20 years and has been interviewed on various media outlets throughout the country and world. Her greatest joy is her relationship with Jesus Christ and His Church, being married to her husband, chasing after her rescue dogs, and bringing God’s people together across denominational lines in the pro-life movement.
Bethany Mistretta, Vice President of Strategy: Bethany Mistretta serves as Vice President of Strategy for SAFL where she manages program inquiries, national projects and day-to-day systems, and the development program.
In the Fall of 2014, while reading Abby Johnson’s book, Unplanned, Bethany felt that God was calling her back into pro-life work. She started sidewalk counseling but quickly realized that she needed more training and support; her search led her to SAFL and, ultimately, her exemplary leadership led her to her current position with the national team.
Bethany is passionate about spreading the mission of SAFL and encouraging others in God’s call to be a part of what He is doing to save lives and end abortion – whether on the sidewalk or through financially supporting the mission.
If you are interested in starting a SAFL program in your town or city or would like to support SAFL’s work through the gift of your treasure, please contact her at email@example.com.
Erin Devine, Esq., Executive Assistant: Erin Devine serves as the Executive Assistant for SAFL where she assists the Executive Director with schedule and projects.
Erin graduated from Washington University in St. Louis with a degree in Music Theory. After graduation Erin felt a calling to become an attorney and received a scholarship to attend Ave Maria School of Law. While at Ave Maria, Erin was a member of Lex Vitae, an editor on Law Review, clerked at the United States District Court for the Middle District of Florida, participated in the Immigration Law clinic and was the research assistant for two deans and several professors. During law school, Erin also interned with the Department of Homeland Security in Dallas, Texas.
After graduation, Erin was accepted into the Department of Justice Attorney Honors Program and was assigned to the Immigration Courts in El Paso, Texas. Erin lives with her husband and four children; in her minimal spare time, she enjoys reading for book club, watching anything with or about Chip and Joanna Gaines, planning family road trips, and teaching natural childbirth classes.
Susan O’Neill, Director of Programs: Susan O’Neill serves as Director of Programs for SAFL where she trains, equips, and supports new and current sidewalk advocacy locations throughout the United States.
Susan is a graduate of Virginia Wesleyan College with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and a minor in Psychology.
Prior to joining the Sidewalk Advocates for Life National Team, Susan started and directed a SAFL location in Virginia. Her previous pro-life activities include sidewalk advocacy, working with local pregnancy resource centers, and participating in 40 Days for Life campaigns. She currently serves on the advisory board for the Virginia Christian Alliance.
Susan and her husband, Tim, have three precious children and reside in Virginia. She and her family are active in their local Church. In her spare time, she enjoys spending time with family and friends, traveling and reading through her ever-growing stack of pro-life books.
Elizabeth Harris, National Program Assistant: Elizabeth Harris, serves as our National Program Assistant. She is humbled to be a part of the incredible SAFL Programs team, whose goal is to pour into leaders so they can pour into those they come into contact with on the sidewalk.
Elizabeth holds a Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Franciscan Missionaries of Our Lady University in Baton Rouge, L.A. as well as an Associates’s Degree in Nursing from Edison State College in Naples, Florida. In addition, she is a certified fertility awareness educator through Fertility Education and Medical Management (FEMM) and she has a deep love for teaching women and men about God’s design for their sexuality and the beauty of cooperating with a woman’s natural ovulation cycle. She is also a proud, single mother and a new, grandmother. One of her greatest passions is also advocating for women and families as a certified birth and postpartum doula and helping new parents navigate the often bumpy transition into parenthood.
When she isn’t helping care for her grandchild, she can be found serving her local parish as the Respect Life Ministry Coordinator. She feels most at home in the vast mountains of North Carolina where she currently resides.
Nate Robertson, Outreach Coordinator: Nate Robertson serves as Outreach Coordinator for SAFL where he aids current locations with periodic visits to bless their outreach on the sidewalk.
Nate has built a strong reputation as a business leader in a pharmaceutical support company over the last 5 years. He holds a Bachelor of Arts in Biblical Studies from Union University in Jackson, TN, where he also served as student body Vice President (2003).
Nate is passionate about the pro-life cause and has ministered on several sidewalks outside of abortion facilities throughout America. His involvement in the pro-life movement can be traced back to his childhood when he was greatly moved by the fight for life for the unborn. He has networked with many pro-life groups and organizations over the years and is excited to see SAFL aim to cover all uncovered abortion facilities in the U.S. and beyond with peaceful, loving advocates.
Prior to joining the SAFL National Team, Nate served as a Co-Program Director for SAFL-Louisville, KY. He currently leads the SAFL program in Kissimmee, FL, in addition to his work with the National Team.
In his spare time, Nate enjoys spending time with his wife and children. He is active in his local church and continues to help advance the pro-life cause through awareness and accountability.
Lisa Shea, Programs Executive Assistant: Lisa Shea serves as Programs Executive Assistant for Sidewalk Advocates for Life, where she assists the Programs team with everything they need so they can spend more time ministering to our leaders across the country.
Lisa is a graduate of Florida State University with a Bachelor of Music in Music Therapy and a minor in Psychology. Prior to joining Sidewalk Advocates for Life National Team, Lisa worked as a Music Therapist, a preschool teacher and a substitute teacher. Along with her SAFL work she currently works part time in the front office at the school where her 2 youngest children attend.
Lisa and her husband, Dann, live in Florida and have been blessed with 4 children ranging in ages from 8 to 24. She loves to sing and she and her husband have served as music ministry leaders at their church for 20 years.
Jamie Lynn Black, Director of Communications: Jamie Lynn serves as the Director of Communications for SAFL where she oversees strategic communications, media relations, and content development.
Jamie Lynn is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and holds a B.A. in Journalism and Mass Communications. She attended the Pontifical University of Santa Croce in Rome for some postgraduate coursework where she developed an interest in large event and crisis communications. She is the co-author of a book and several academic articles on the subject.
Jamie Lynn coordinated international media relations for several papal events including World Meeting of Families Philadelphia (2015), World Youth Day Krakow (2016), and World Youth Day Panama (2019). Her journalistic background includes work on EWTN News Nightly in Washington, DC.
While her work has moved her across eight cities in four countries over the past few years, she will always proudly call the Jersey Shore home.
Christina Faucett, Esq., Director of Operations: Christina Faucett serves as Director of Operations for SAFL, where she oversees human resources, finance, events, and all other day-to-day, background operations of the organization.
Christina has a Bachelor of Arts in English from Simpson University (2007). She graduated cum laude from Ave Maria School of Law (AMSOL) in 2012. While at AMSOL, Christina served as treasurer for the Lex Vitae Society and competed in moot court, earning an Honorable Mention in St. Thomas More Oral Argument Competition and finishing second in the Internal Appellate Competition. She also served as research assistant to Professor Mark Bonner, where she helped research, write and edit a law review article on Guardian Ad Litem appointments for unborn children, which was ultimately published in the William and Mary Journal of Women and the Law.
Christina is a Blackstone Fellow and Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom. She interned with Care Net Pregnancy Centers and was honored to speak on behalf of pro-life pregnancy centers in Washington before a county board of health meeting in opposition to a proposal that would substantially burden their ability to provide women with caring and compassionate options.
Christina lives with her husband, foster children, and a cat. She enjoys gardening, knitting, crocheting, and reading.
Amy Kirch, Administrative Coordinator: Amy is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where she earned her B.S. in Special Education and Elementary Education. While at Louisiana Tech University, Amy competed as a scholarship athlete on the Division 1 Women’s Soccer Team.
Prior to SAFL, Amy has worked within the Early Childhood field and within various school districts. Her experience educating young minds has only strengthened her belief that every life is precious and has purpose. Amy is a part of the “Right to Life” ministry at her church, volunteers at crisis pregnancy centers in the area, and takes part in prayer vigils at local abortion facilities.
Amy lives with her husband, two children, and two dogs. In her free time, you can find training for a half-marathon or at the kickboxing gym. Being outside with nature in God’s creation is something her family loves to do, frequently exploring new places and finding new adventures.
Jenna Scott, Esq., Business Consultant: Jenna Scott serves as Business Consultant for SAFL where she advises the organization in matters of research, human resources, and administration.
Prior to joining SAFL, Jenna spent two years doing background investigations, but felt the call to serve in pro-life ministry. Additionally, she is a licensed attorney. She also has previously served as a staff member for a presidential and congressional race and brings many strategic skills from campaign work to benefit the unborn.
Jenna holds a Bachelor of Arts in International Affairs: Law, Diplomacy, and Organization from the University of Nevada, Reno. Jenna attended Ave Maria School of Law (AMSOL), graduating with her J.D. While at AMSOL, Jenna was Publication Manager for the Ave Maria International Law Journal during its first year of accreditation.
Her previous pro-life work includes being a volunteer lobbyist for the pro-life/pro-family cause at the United Nations Commission on the Status of Women in 2009 and 2010. Jenna has also been sidewalk counseling since 2009; she served as lead sidewalk counselor with AMSOL’s Lex Vitae Society from 2010-2011, following in the footsteps of Lauren Muzyka.
Jenna is also a stay-at-home and homeschooling mom of three. She enjoys family time with her husband and growing family.