Meet Our Staff


We each have a unique and important role to play at the Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin and we each serve with a deep desire to help others.

Shanie Sanford

Executive Director

Serving since December 2016

Shanie Sanford began serving as the Interim Executive Director of the Pregnancy Help Center of Lufkin in June of 2021. Her career at the PHCOL began in December of 2016  where she served in an administrative role as the Executive Assistant. In January of 2021 Shanie stepped into the role of Business Manager where she began development of the Human Resource department and implementation of a new Privacy and Security Officer role to ensure HIPPA compliance.
Fueled by her passion to show the love of Christ to others,
Shanie enjoys looking for new ways to serve pregnant and parenting families.

Lorie Lindsey

Executive Assistant

Serving since March 2021

Lorie came to us as an intern in the Human Services Program at Angelina College and decided to join our team after graduation.  Throughout her life she has been involved in ministries aimed at supporting women and families, so PHCOL was the perfect fit.  You will find her working behind the scenes doing whatever needs to be done to support the staff and help things run smoothly.  Outside of work, you can find Lorie looking for a good antique/junk store to comb through or working on her latest home improvement project.

Jessica Grillot

Center Manager

Serving since August 2008

The many services and growing staff requires a detail oriented person to coordinate the chaos and Jessica’s experience and drive makes her the perfect Center Manager. If you have an especially difficult situation and fear that we will not understand your situation, give Jessica a call as there is a good chance she has the experience from working with another client. Jessica’s main priority is to help equip the staff to be able to deliver program services to you in an efficient manner while encouraging you to experience joy in the journey of parenting.


Nurse Manager

Serving since January 2016

If you are seeking a free pregnancy test or ultrasound from the PHCOL, you will be served with the utmost care and concern from our Nurse Manager and Pregnancy Advocates. Kim’s mission is to ensure that all staff serve our expecting families with medically accurate information and encourage positive choices for this new parenting journey and to help you sort out your feelings. Kim and her team are also eager to introduce you to your new baby through the gift of our free ultrasound services.

Alyssa Bowie

Program Coordinator

Serving since April 2018

Our My 9 Months Care Program, Learn to Earn Parenting Program, and our SafeRiders Car Seat Program keep the staff busy and engaged with clients on a daily basis. Alyssa helps coordinate the caseloads, special events, and provides one-on-one education and mentoring as well as facilitating group classes. Alyssa’s gentle, yet firm approach is sure to help you find joy in your journey, even on the really hard parenting days.

Jennifer Range

Nurse Advocate

Serving since March 2020

If you are seeking a pregnancy test or ultrasound from the PHCOL, you will be served with the utmost care and concern from our Nurse Advocate.  Jennifer’s mission is to ensure that our expecting families are served with compassionate mentoring, medically accurate information and encouraging, positive choices for this new parenting journey.  Jennifer is eager to introduce you to your new baby through the gift of our free ultrasound services.

Maria Acevedo

Bi-lingual Client Advocate

Serving since June 2017

Parenting can be a rewarding journey, but it can also be a real struggle.  All of us at PHCOL understand some of the struggles and want to help other parents as they journey through the first 3 years of parenting.  Maria is no exception and enjoys specializing in assisting Spanish speaking parents who are limited in English abilities.

Whether you are seeking our services as a result of a CPS case or because of your desire to learn more, Maria will provide a compassionate approach to her education and mentoring services to help you find joy in your journey of parenting.

Brittany Burke

Client Advocate

Serving since May 2022

Paula Willis

Resource Room Coordinator

Serving since December 2018

With over 70,000 baby items distributed last year, it is vital that we have someone consistently sorting, pricing, stocking, and organizing all the donations in our Resource Room to ensure our clients have the best experience providing for their family. From diapers to wipes, shoes, clothing, feeding supplies, and a few fun things for mom or dad, Paula takes pride in creating an atmosphere where clients can find joy during their journey of parenting.

Pam Andrews


Serving since August 2016

When you call 936.632.9292 or walk into our offices, it is our goal to give you the best impression possible.  As our Receptionist, it is important to Pam that you are treated with dignity and respect and feel confident about your choice to seek our support for your pregnancy or parenting needs. Pam is ready, willing, and able to serve you with the love of Christ.

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