Our Staff

Who We Are

Right to Life's staff helps support the great work of the organization

Contact our staff by emailing us at info@rtlcc.org, or by calling us at 559-229-2229.

John Gerardi

Executive director

John is the chief officer, public representative, and educational head of Right to Life of Central California. Reach out to him for general inquiries, speaking engagements, or information regarding Right to Life’s educational and outreach activities.


Catherine Christensen

administrative assistant

Catherine is the friendly voice you hear on the phone whenever you contact Right to Life. Catherine helps with administrative duties, office organization, event planning, and makes sure all the trains run on time. Feel free to contact her for general enquiries.


Kristen Mowatt

Chief Financial Officer

Kristen is our chief financial administrator, bookkeeper, and coordinator for fundraising events. Please contact her with your questions regarding our Christmas Dinner and Auction, golf tournament, or other matters.


Rafael Rodarte

creative coordinator

Rafael is the Jack-of-All-Trades here at Right to Life, who helps with producing our radio show and podcast (Right to Life Radio), along with various tech and creative projects. Contact him with any questions about Right to Life Radio, video production, and more.


Linda Teliha

Outreach coordinator

Linda manages her time between the “front line” and speaking to groups and in classrooms and at conferences. She is also frequently featured on Right to Life Radio with our director John Gerardi reporting on Tales of the Sidewalk which are encounters she and Monica have while advocating life in front of Planned Parenthood. 

She is passionate about making sure those around her know that she cares about the pro-life movement AND about everyone involved in it including the girls and women she gets a chance to converse with and counsel. She shares her personal story to provide validity and hope.


Monica King

Sidewalk Counselor

Monica spends her time in the trenches outside Planned Parenthood. She is able to reach a diverse population because of her dynamic personality and her ability to communicate both in English and Spanish. She shares her spirit, her heart, and her personal story. She is unique in her ability to fit anywhere with anyone and make everyone feel comfortable. She offers help and education and counsels when the chance arises. She is diligent about making our building next to Planned Parenthood a comfortable place for volunteers, employees and for those she and Linda have a chance to meet with.