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About Us . . .

Serving Northwest Florida since 1989

Sav-a-Life of Northwest Florida, Inc., DBA, Safe Harbor Pregnancy Medical Center, is an affiliate of Care Net, a national pregnancy center support organization.  Safe Harbor began in 1989 when a group of people of multidenominational faiths came together to create a place where women in Escambia and Santa Rosa counties facing a difficult pregnancy decision could find education and help in their time of need.

Since those early days, our non-profit has grown considerably from a handful of volunteers to a team of 11 staff (3 full-time and 8 part-time), 50 volunteers, and a 9-member board of directors all of whom financially support the non-profit they serve.

It is our goal to protect life, share hope, and empower families to make healthy life-affirming choices.  In 2007, we doubled the number of mothers served when we began offering our ultrasound service.

All of our confidential services are offered at no cost to our clients.  We rely completely on the generosity of local churches, organizations, and individuals that partner with us financially.  

Our Board of Directors & Staff

Board of Directors

Scott Frame


Robert Preston

Vice President

Dave Udit


Barbara Udit


Sue Evans

Board Member

Carolyn Gramlich

Board Member

David McKinney

Board Member

Larry Shefferd

Board Member

Larry Shemetulskis

Board Member

Clarence Simmons

Board Member

Frauna Swanson

Board Member

Office Staff

Deedra Miller

     Executive Director

Megan Rardin

     Client Services Director

Bobbi Grubb

     Administrative Director

Jeannie Willis  

     Practical Parenting Director

Cheryl Heatherington

     Receptionist / Office Assistant

Jenn Dedrick-Mendez


Teri Pate

     Office Assistant

Medical Team

Paul LaRose, MD, OB-GYN

Medical Director

Khara Reiche, RN

Nurse Manager

Dana Kiefer, RN

Asst Nurse Manager 

Katie Jewell, RDMS


Kristie Morrell, RDMS