Staff

Jennifer Lahl Christopher White Amy McRoberts Cicily Marie Gosma Hannah Ens

Our staff brings years of experience covering a wide variety of disciplines including public relations, journalism, research, writing, activism, web design, graphic design, and more. These are the experts that keep their eyes open to the bioethics issues coming down the pike and provide the tools and skills necessary for CBC to respond quickly with the right resources.


 

Jennifer Lahl, R.N., M.A., CBC President

Ms. Lahl is founder and president of The Center for Bioethics and Culture Network. Lahl couples her 25 years of experience as a pediatric critical care nurse, a hospital administrator, and a senior-level nursing manager with a deep passion to speak for those who have no voice. Lahl’s writings have appeared in various publications including Cambridge University Press, the San Francisco Chronicle, the Dallas Morning News, and the American Journal of Bioethics. As a field expert, she is routinely interviewed on radio and television including ABC, CBS, PBS, and NPR. She is also called upon to speak alongside lawmakers and members of the scientific community, even being invited to speak to members of the European Parliament in Brussels to address issues of egg trafficking; she has twice addressed the United Nations during the Commission on the Status of Women on egg and womb trafficking.

She serves on the North American Editorial Board for Ethics and Medicine. In 2009, Lahl was associate producer of the documentary film Lines That Divide: The Great Stem Cell Debate, which was an official selection of the 2010 California Independent Film Festival. She made her writing and directing debut producing the documentary film Eggsploitation, which has been awarded Best Documentary by the California Independent Film Festival and has sold in more than 30 countries. An updated and expanded version of Eggsploitation was released in the Fall of 2013. She is also Director, Executive Producer, and Co-Writer of Anonymous Father’s Day (2011), a documentary film exploring the stories of women and men who were created by anonymous sperm donation. In 2014 she completed what is now a trilogy of films on the ethics of third-party reproduction with Breeders: A Subclass of Women?, which focuses on surrogacy. In July 2015, she released a documentary short Maggie’s Story, which follows one woman’s egg donation journey. Compassion and Choice: Denied (2016) is a short documentary on Physician Assisted Suicide. Lahl’s next feature film, #BigFertility will be released in the Fall of 2018.

High Resolution Photo of Ms. Lahl

 

Christopher White, Project Director, Paul Ramsey Institute

Christopher White holds an M.A. in Ethics and Society from Fordham University and a B.A. in Politics, Philosophy, and Economics from The King’s College. His writings have appeared in the Wall Street Journal, USA Today, Forbes, New York Daily News, International Business Times, The American Interest, National Review, First Things, Public Discourse, and Human Life Review, among many other print and online publications. He is co-author of Renewal (Encounter Books, 2013) and was a 2013-2014 Robert Novak Fellowship Award Winner. He lives in New York City.

 

Amy McRoberts, Administrative Assistant

Backed by 18 years of management, leadership and administrative experience, and having traveled extensively throughout the US and Internationally, Amy brings a global perspective to CBC’s advocacy efforts. Amy deeply values the opportunity to assist the CBC team in reaching their goals.

 

Cicily Marie Gosma, Senior Executive Assistant

Before starting her fitness business, Cicily Marie spent seven years developing her profession as a purchasing agent working in the building industry. After a successful career purchasing for America’s largest home builder, she left the corporate world and followed her dreams to be a business owner. As a multi-credentialed, ten-year veteran in the fitness industry, Cicily Marie has devoted her life to spreading awareness and education about women’s health. Recently, her focus has shifted to include women’s activism. As such, she has created a large network of strong women who support, encourage and inspire each other to strive for greatness. Her dedication to women’s rights and the safety and health of women is paramount and she takes great pride in working alongside the CBC and spreading their mission.

 

Hannah Ens, Social Media Coordinator

Hannah received her B.A. in Visual Communications from Friends University in Wichita, KS. Her nine years of experience in communications spans writing, graphic design, community outreach, website management and social media coordination for educational and public institutions. She is proud to help promote public conversation about bioethics issues through the CBC’s digital platforms.