Mike Gonidakis, President

Mike was born in Akron and raised in Stow, Ohio. Mike graduated from The Ohio State University in 1995 with a BA in Political Science and a Minor in Sociology. He earned his Juris Doctorate from the University of Akron, School of Law and was admitted to the practice in 1999.

Mike brings valuable insight and knowledge regarding regulatory affairs, public policy, federal and state politics, and grassroots organization. Mike’s professional career includes experience in both the private and public sector. Beginning his career with then State Auditor Jim Petro, he provided legal counsel regarding statutory compliance with federal and state laws to elected officials and political subdivisions. He then practiced law in Columbus at the law firm of Kegler, Brown, Hill & Ritter focusing in the areas of national and state government affairs, health care law and administrative law.  Mike served as the campaign manager for Pro-Life Justice Terrence O'Donnell and Pro-Life Justice Robert Cupp who both successfully were elected to the Ohio Supreme Court in 2006. 

Mike, his wife Amy and their adopted children, Olivia Grace and Isaac Charles, reside in Dublin with their chocolate Labrador Reagan and English Bulldog, Ruby.

Email:                  Phone: (614) 547-0099, ext. 301

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Stephanie Ranade Krider, Executive Director

Ms. Krider served as Special Projects Coordinator and later as Legislative Director of Ohio Right to Life before taking leave to stay home with her family and newborn daughter in the spring of 2013. Later in the year, she returned to work, serving as the Program Manager of the Governor’s Cabinet Opiate Action Team at the Ohio Department of Mental Health and Addiction Services until rejoining Ohio Right to Life as Executive Director in July 2014.  

Prior to joining Ohio Right to Life in 2010, Stephanie spent several years working within the Ohio General Assembly. She is the former legislative aide to then-Representative (and former ORTL President) Peggy Lehner, and also worked as an aide for former State Representative John White, who sponsored legislation creating the Governor’s Office of Faith-Based and Community Initiatives.

Stephanie and her husband Jeff are active members at Vineyard Church of Columbus where she has completed both the two-year Vineyard Leadership Institute and the church planting residency program to be better equipped to serve in ministry and he serves on the worship team.

Stephanie, Jeff and their two daughters reside in Clintonville, a neighborhood in north-central Columbus.

Email:           Phone: (614) 547-0099, ext. 309

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Katherine Franklin, Director of Communications

A Columbus native, Katie graduated from Denison University in Granville, Ohio in 2013 with a BA in History and minors in English Literature and Political Science. During her time at Denison, she enjoyed tutoring elementary school children in Newark through Denison’s America Reads program and participating in weekly faith-based dialogues with her friends in the campus group Denison Religious Understanding. 

After completing an internship at the Federal District Court in the Southern District of Ohio, Katie joined Ohio Right to Life as an intern in June 2012. She has enjoyed learning not only about the pro-life movement, the law, and the ins and outs of the non-profit organization, but she has also thoroughly loved developing her writing ability and interests through ORTL’s blog and social media sites.

Katie shares a passion for reading and learning with her husband Miles. She enjoys spending as much time with her family and friends as she can. Outside of work, she spends time writing, crafting and running.

Email:                       Phone: (614) 547-0099 ext. 304

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Kayla Atchison, Director of External Affairs

A Summit County native, Kayla graduated from the University of Akron in 2013 where she received a BA in Political Science, Philosophy and Economics. She is currently pursuing her MA in Applied Politics through the Ray C. Bliss Institute of Applied Politics. 

During her time at Akron, Kayla was actively involved in her sorority, Delta Gamma Fraternity, serving as philanthropy chair and VP of Judicial Affairs for the University of Akron PanHellenic Council. 

In 2012, Kayla began her career in the public sector serving as intern and grassroots coordinator to Congressman Jim Renacci and legal intern to Prosecutor Sherri Bevan Walsh at Summit County Juvenile Court DN Division. It was through these experiences that Kayla developed a heart for politics and a passion for advocacy. 

Prior to Ohio Right to Life, Kayla worked for the 130th Ohio General Assembly. She is the former Legislative Aide and Campaign Manager to State Representative Anthony DeVitis.

In her personal life, Kayla enjoys hosting dinner parties, running, and spending time with her family. 

Email:                   Phone: (614) 547-0099 ext. 303

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Deb LaBarre, Accounting

Debby works part-time as the bookkeeper for Ohio Right to Life and also works part-time as the Secretary and Bookkeeper for a church in Dublin.

Debby LaBarre previously worked as the bookkeeper for the family-owned office furniture business. Her husband Richard has owned Business Equipment Electronics for over 16 years, and has worked in the business for nearly 40 years.

Debby has also been a licensed Realtor and fundraiser for Easter Seals of Central Ohio, where her daughter Andrea attended and was a past Easter Seals Child Representative.  Andrea currently attends the Alpha Workshops in Delaware County. Besides Andrea, Debby and Richard have two other adult children, Steve and Stacey.  Both graduated from Ohio State University, Steve with a degree in Art and Stacey a degree in business.

Debby resides in Powell with Richard and Andrea, and Kramer, the much adored Weimaraner. She enjoys spending time with her family and friends.

Email:                   Phone: (614) 547-0099 ext. 305

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