Board of Directors

Interim Chairman: Frank Dennehy, MD

Dr. Frank Dennehy attended Georgetown University for college and the Georgetown University School of Medicine for his M.D. degree.  He completed a Family Medicine Residency at the Penn State/Hershey-Good Samaritan Family Practice Residency in Pennsylvania.  He has practiced in the U.S. Air Force in the past, and many years in small town family practice since then.  For a number of years, he has been the Residency Director of a Family Medicine residency training program in Virginia, while continuing to practice in a small town there.

Dr. Dennehy is a Clinical Professor of Family Medicine at the MCV/VCU School of Medicine.  He was named the 2010 Virginia Academy of Family Physicians Teacher of the Year.

He is a member of the Catholic Medical Association.  Some of his medical interests include Natural Family Planning, NaPro Technology, Medical Ethics, and Sports Medicine.

He and his wife are the homeschooling parents of 4 children.


Luke Fier

Luke Fier is the Chief Financial & Business Officer at Chelsea Academy, an independent school rooted in the classical liberal arts tradition and the fullness of the Catholic faith serving students in grades K-12. After attending Christendom College and subsequently earning his bachelors of business administration degree at James Madison University, he worked in the audit practice of a Big 4 accounting firm for five years, serving clients in a variety of industries. He then returned to Front Royal to serve as the Director of Finance at Christendom College prior to joining Chelsea Academy. Luke is also a member of the Knights of Columbus.

Luke and his wife, Kristin, have been married for 15 years and have six children, ages 1 to 12 years.


Marie Anderson, MD

Dr. Marie Anderson is a pro-life physician who retired in 2019 from Tepeyac OB/GYN, where she was Clinical Medical Director and practiced Obstetrics and Gynecology for 23 years. She was educated at Georgetown University School of Medicine and completed her residency at George Washington University.  Although she once practiced as a pro-choice OB/GYN physician in her residency and early professional life, thanks be to God, she then experienced a profound change of heart and fully returned to the Catholic Church. Ultimately, she joined the pro-life Tepeyac practice and remained there until her retirement.

She lives in Burke, VA with her husband Dave. Together they have three children and two grandchildren. She enjoys horseback riding, photography, and gardening.


Chairman Emeritus: Patricia Bainbridge, MA

Patricia retired as chairman of HLI's board of directors in October 2015.

A former professor at Michigan State University, Patricia is co-founder and executive director emeritus of Life Decisions International. She serves on the board of directors for Witness Works Foundation and is on the board of advisors for a number of organizations including Pro Vita Advisors, Life Decisions International, and The Haven (a perinatal hospice).

On June 30, 2010 Patricia retired from the Diocese of Rockford, where she built the Respect Life office and served as its director, the Natural Family Planning Coordinator, and a columnist for The Observer, the official newspaper of the Diocese of Rockford. For seven of her ten years with the diocese she also served as chairman of the Department for Life of the Catholic Conference of Illinois.

She has spoken to numerous churches, pregnancy care centers, schools, community groups and pro-life conferences in the United States, Canada, Eastern Europe, and the Carribean. She is best known for her expertise on Planned Parenthood, the refutation of the arguments typically offered to justify abortion, the pro-life image of Our Lady of Guadalupe, and her own spiritual journey.

In August of 2010, Cardinal Daniel DiNardo, then-chairman of the USCCB Committee on Pro-Life Activities, presented Patricia with a "People of Life" award for her "lifetime commitment to the pro-life movement."

She and her husband, “Red,” have been married for 50 years.