Join the Georgia Life Alliance today and help bring attention and healing to the struggles of the unborn and other at-risk groups.

The Georgia Life Alliance advocates for the vulnerable, the abandoned, and the defenseless: the baby still in her mother’s womb, the orphaned child desperate for a safe and loving home, and the woman who finds herself in a desperate situation. We will work tirelessly to bring attention and healing to the struggles of the unborn and other at-risk groups, endeavoring to help secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Georgians.

Joshua Edmonds Executive Director

Joshua has worked tirelessly to change hearts and minds on the sanctity of human life in politics, on high school and college campuses, and in communities across America.

After working as an Aide for Senator Renee Unterman and at the Georgia Department of Human Services, Joshua served as the Director of Education & Legislation at Georgia Right to Life for several years and was a national pro-life speaker before transitioning to work in elections as a strategist for pro-life candidates such as Mike Braun (R-IN), Rob Woodall (R-GA7), Tim Echols (GAPSC), and more.

Joshua received a Bachelor of Science in Psychology from Georgia State University and has published peer-reviewed academic research in the field of behavioral psychology.

Joshua is blissfully married to Shaina and they are the proud parents of Esther, Caleb, and Eliana. The Edmonds family are members of Victory Hamilton Mill and they reside in Auburn, Georgia, where Joshua also serves as the Chairman of the City Panning & Zoning Commission.

Lance Cooper Board Member

Lance is the founding partner of The Cooper Firm, a law firm located in Cobb County.

Lance and his wife Sonja have been active in the pro-life movement for over 25 years. They have been long time supporters of Cobb Pregnancy Services (the crisis pregnancy center in Cobb County, an Atlanta suburb).  He and Sonja have both served as Board Members for Cobb Pregnancy Services. Lance and Sonja have also supported many pro-family organizations, including Focus on the Family.

Lance and Sonja live in Powder Springs, Georgia where they attend Midway Presbyterian Church. Lance and Sonja have five children.

Susan Lataif Board Member

Susan was the former legislative director of Ohio Right to Life.  Thereafter, she worked as the associate legislative director for NRLC and served as the spokesman for National Right to Life.  She currently serves as an at large director on the NRLC Board.  Susan lives in Rome, Georgia with her husband, Dr. Louis Lataif, and their seven children.

Bill Hancock Board Member

With more than 30 years of child welfare and church leadership experience, Bill possesses a unique understanding of foster care, public policy, church culture, and social entrepreneurship. His career crosses disciplines with prior leadership roles in both churches and foster care agencies and this diverse experience led him to co-found FaithBridge Foster Care, a child placing agency that partners with local churches and communities to address their local foster care crisis through the FaithBridge Community of Care

Bill has also pastored local churches while maintaining an active foster care advocacy and consultancy role. Hancock has been the recipient of numerous recognitions and awards, including a gubernatorial appointment to Georgia’s Policy Council for Children and Families, the Georgia Association of Homes and Services for Children’s Gail Bayes Visionary Leadership for Children and Families Award and an Angel in Adoption Award from the Congressional Coalition on Adoption. He and his wife have three biological children and three foster children.

Nancy Kingston Board Member

Nancy Kingston has been serving and working in the pro-life effort since 1995, first in Houston, Texas, and most recently in Georgia, until she retired in July of 2013 from her position as the founding Executive Director for the Atlanta Pregnancy Resource Center in Tucker.  Nancy has seen the progression of the pro-life movement from the frontlines, and understands the need for frequent reevaluation in responding to and communicating with a post-Christian culture without moral standards.

She and her husband, Phil, live in Atlanta and enjoy being active at their church and with their families.

Dr. Jim Froehlich Board Member

Dr. James Froehlich is a board certified Anesthesiologist who has practiced medicine at the Gwinett Hospital System since 1988.  A graduate of Rush Medical College in Chicago, Dr. Froehlich also serves as the Medical Director for the Atlanta Care Center and previously served as a Board Member of the Gainesville Care Center.

Dr. Froehlich is also a long-time advocate for life.  He is Limited OB Ultrasound certified by the Nation Institute of Family and Life advocates – an advocacy group committed to achieving an abortion-free America.  He also testified at the Georgia State Senate in support of fetal pain legislation.

Erick Erickson Founding Board Member

Erick Erickson is the Editor-in-Chief of  the most widely read right-of-center blog on Capitol Hill in Washington, DC.  Prior to leading RedState, Erickson practiced law for six year and oversaw a number of political campaigns at the federal, state, and local levels.  He is also a former city councilman from Macon, Georgia.

In addition to running RedState, Erickson is a Fox News contributor after spending three years at CNN and hosts an eponymous radio show on the nation’s most listened to talk radio station, WSB of Atlanta, GA.  He is an occasional guest host for Rush Limbaugh and Herman Cain.  Erickson earned a Bachelor of Arts with honors at Mercer University in Macon, Georgia, majoring in History and Political Science.  He earned his juris doctorate at Mercer¹s Walter F. George School of Law.  Erickson and his family reside in Macon, Georgia.

Martha Zoller Founding Board Member

Zoller is a force in the talk radio world today. She is a 1979 Graduate of The University of Georgia with a degree in Journalism from the prestigious Grady School of Journalism. She is a Christian, wife, mother and a stepmother.

Martha currently co-hosts Georgia’s Morning News with Zoller and Bryant on Fox News WGAU and syndicated around Georgia.   Martha has been named to James Magazine’s list of Most Influential Georgians and in 2005 Georgia Trend magazine named Martha as one of Georgia’s most influential members of the media. Martha was a long time member of The Georgia Gang and appears regularly on Cable and broadcast news programs.

In 2012, Martha ran for Congress in the newly created 9th district of Georgia as a conservative, Pro-Life Republican.

Kristin Radtke Board Member

Kristin Radtke has been active in the pro-life cause in a number of capacities.  Kristin served as a researcher for the North Carolina Family Policy, a traditional values organization in Raleigh, North Carolina.  She also worked in Washington, D.C. for Concerned Women for American and Family Research Council.

At Concerned Women for America, Kristin served as a Government Relations Assistant, working on pro-life policy under the director of the Director of Government Relations. While with Family Research Council, Kristin served as Legislative Coordinator for Federal and State Affairs, researching and tracking pro-life issues and working with state policy councils and state legislators to produce and facilitate the passage of pro-family legislation.

In addition to promoting the sanctity of life through legislative policy, Kristin volunteered her nights counseling women at an inner-city Washington, D.C. Crisis Pregnancy Center.

Kristin and her husband live in Suwanee with their two children.

Emily Matson Chairman of the Board & General Counsel

Emily is an attorney from Rome, Georgia.  She and her husband, Patrick Matson, work together in their law firm of Matson & Matson, P.C.

Emily has been a longtime believer and supporter of the pro-life movement, beginning in her childhood as she watched her mom serve as a counselor at the local crisis pregnancy center and then as her family went through the private adoption process regarding her younger brother.  Emily has worked for pro-life candidates and political organizations, including Alliance Defending Freedom (formerly Alliance Defense Fund), has coordinated voter drives aimed at the Christian voter, and served for years on the steering committee of the Rome Crisis Pregnancy Center Prayer Breakfast.  She currently serves on the Board of Directors of TeenPact Leadership School and is an Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom.

The Matsons both graduated from Regent University School of Law in Virginia Beach, Virginia. During law school, Emily was a Blackstone Fellow, interned with Home School Legal Defense and did an externship with the American Center for Law and Justice.

As an attorney, Emily has finalized a number of private adoptions and specializes in the legitimation of children born to unmarried fathers.  In addition, she conducts estate planning with an end-of-life planning component involving medical decisions and the appointment of medical decision-makers.

Emily and Patrick live in Rome, Georgia with their three children, Beau (5), Lily (3) and Jack, born November 2015.

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We advocate for the vulnerable, the abandoned, and the defenseless: the baby still in its mother’s womb, the orphaned child desperate for a safe and loving home, and the woman who finds herself in a desperate situation. We work tirelessly to bring attention and healing to the struggles of the unborn and other at-risk groups, endeavoring to help secure life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness for all Georgians. Join our cause today and volunteer.

GLA can be reached at: 2451 Cumberland Pkwy Suite 3205 Atlanta, Georgia 30339 678-597-8055