Meet Our Caring Staff

Sonja Rice


Executive Director
As Executive Director, Sonya leads the clinic in its continued growth. Sonya has been involved in pregnancy resource center ministry for more than a decade and has served PWC since its inception. She and her husband Craig have two daughters.
Carla Killen


Director of Advancement
As Director of Advancement, Carla plans and directs activities related to fundraising, donor and church care, and cultivation. Carla received a Bachelor of Arts-Communications from the University of Missouri and has been working to create new programs for both spiritual and financial not-for-profit organizations for the past 20 years. She and her husband Kurt have three children and three grandchildren together.


Director of Operations
As Director of operations, Janine is responsible for our office administration needs and financials, including operations and donor support. She retired from the Park Hill School District after 30 years as a speech-language pathologist in 2019. Janine volunteered at the clinic as an advocate and client education coordinator. She feels privileged to continue serving the ministry as a staff member. Janine and her husband, Todd have two boys.


Client Service Director
Gina Bednar


Nurse Manager
She worked at Texas Children’s Hospital and Children’s Mercy Hospital as a Registered Nurse in the Intensive Care Unit for ten... She received her Master of Science in Nursing from the University of Missouri-Kansas City in 2002 and became a Certified Pediatric... Gina Bednar graduated with her Bachelor of Science in Nursing from Rockhurst College/Research College of Nursing in 1992.


Director of Education


Staff Nurse/Sonographer
Melody brings more than 16 years of nursing experience in OB Postpartum, medical surgical, and school nursing. She has been married for over 29 years, with 4 children, a son in-law, and a daughter in-law. "The Lord led me to Parkville Women’s Clinic last year with a purpose of reaching the hearts of young women single and married.", Melody shares, "To walk along side them and teach the truth of who God created them to be. Now, trained in limited sonography I have the skills to show that life starts from the beginning."


Staff Nurse/Sonographer
Maren attended Park University, where she played volleyball and graduated with her nursing degree in 2019. She worked on an orthopedic floor for a few months amid the pandemic. She then transferred to a pediatric clinic and worked as a nurse and lactation counselor. Maren has always felt a strong pull towards helping the mom, baby and dad. She is so grateful for the opportunity to work at Parkville Women’s Clinic and knows she is right where God wants her. Maren and her husband have 2 daughters and spend a lot of time outside and love to play games together.


Staff Nurse
Gena began volunteering at the clinic in 2021 with a desire to share God’s love and truth in a broken world. After some time, she began to offer her nursing skills at the clinic as well. She graduated with a Bachelor of Science in Nursing in 1997 from Northwestern Oklahoma State University. Her past nursing experience includes Emergency Room, Endoscopy, Post Anesthesia Recovery and School Nursing. She and her husband, Tim, have been married for 24 years, and they have 2 sons.


Fatherhood Coordinator
In addition to being part of the PWC staff, Derrick serves as Executive Pastor of Fellowship of Grace Church in Parkville. He has been a long-time supporter of the clinic both personally and through church partnership, in addition to becoming an active Fatherhood Mentor when the program first began in 2021. He now oversees the many fatherhood mentors who volunteer their time and growth of the program itself in order to reach even more men.


IT Assistant
Paola graduated as Software Engineer in 2002, she has 8 years of experience on Automotive, Aeronautical and Software industries. Paola joined our clinic in 2017 volunteering as a bilingual Client Advocate helping to serve English speaking clients and more importantly helping us to extend our Clinic services to all our Spanish speaking clients. In 2023 Paola joined our Staff as an IT assistant serving Staff and volunteers with technical support keeping hardware, software, and data secure, updated, and optimized. She feels blessed to be part of this organization and she loves to put her skills and talents to the service of our clients. Paola is married to Sergio and together they have 2 girls.