Apache Junction: 480-983-4673 | Coolidge: 520-723-8888 | Phoenix: 602-715-0999 | Maricopa: 520-568-0532 | West Valley: 623-875-4549

Our Staff

Our caring staff members give of their time and love to lift the lives of their clients


Tammy Abernethy

Executive Director/CEO

Location: All Centers
Phone:(602) 715-0999

Tammy Abernethy joined Hope Women's Center as the Executive Director in 2013.  Prior to that time she served as Executive Director of Steps of Faith, a ministry to women and families facing unplanned pregnancy, which merged with Hope Women's Center in 2013.Tammy obtained her Bachelors Degree in Political Science & Economics, and spent many years working in both corporate & non-profit administration, including several years serving internationally.     A single mother for more than 15 years, Tammy understands the fears, insecurities, and hopelessness that parenting in crisis can bring. While she has been blessed to parent within a community of friends, family, and faith, her heart was burdened for women & families that were doing this alone – without community. healing from painful relationships, or an understanding of resources available to help.   Tammy is passionate about the mission of Hope Women's Center in ministering to women and teens facing any difficult life situation (unplanned pregnancy, abuse, domestic violence, single parenting, poverty, etc) to engage, to encourage, to equip, to love unconditionally, and to give them the tools to make positive life changes - a transformation from the inside out. Tammy and her family attend Camelback Bible Church. In her free time she enjoys spending time with her two children, serving in the women's ministry at her church, reading, cooking, and hiking in our beautiful Arizona desert.


Bertha Alvarez

SR. Mentor/Spanish Program Coordinator

Location: Apache Junction & Phoenix
Email: bertha@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: 480-983-4673 AJ & 602-715-0999 PHX

Bertha Alvarez serves as our bi-lingual Senior Mentor and Spanish Program Coordinator. She has been with Hope Women's Center since 2007. Prior to her time at Hope Women's Center, Bertha served as a Case Manager and Client Advocate at a domestic violence shelter in California. Bertha has an Associates Degree in Arts & Sciences, and graduate studies in Biblical Ministry.  Bertha is a leader in the local Hispanic Christian women's community, has a weekly radio show, and travels and speaks frequently at retreats and churches across Arizona, California, and Mexico. Bertha is passionate about bringing hope and healing to women through our mentoring programs. In addition to training all of our mentor volunteers, Bertha leads several support groups on abuse recovery at our centers. In her free time, Bertha enjoys spending time with her family, volunteering at her church, and leading several missions opportunities in Mexico.


Vanessa Behrens

Center Manager- Maricopa

Location: Maricopa Center
Email: vanessa@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: (520) 568-0532

Vanessa will be joining the staff of Hope Women's Center as we open our Maricopa Center! For many years Vanessa served as Director of A Heart for You Pregnancy Center in Maricopa which merged with Hope Women's Center in 2017 to become Hope Women's Center - Maricopa, opening in a new location later this year!


Karla Cox

Administrative Assistant - PHX

Location: Phoenix Center
Email: karla@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: 602-715-0999

Karla joined the Hope Women's Center Team in the Fall of 2016 as our bi-lingual Administrative Assistant for our Phoenix Center! Karla and her husband Anthony are active at Mercy Hill Church in downtown Phoenix where her husband serves as Lead Pastor. Karla and Anthony have 3 active boys and love living and serving in Phoenix! We are grateful for her heart to serve women and children in our community!



Tiffany DelHousaye

Director of Partner & Community Engagement

Location: All Centers
Email: tiffany@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: 602-715-0999

After serving for several years as the Center Manager of our Phoenix Center, Tiffany transitioned into a ministry-wide role as Director of Partner and Community Engagement in May of 2017. Before joining the team at Hope Women's Center, Tiffany was a speech language pathologist and served in various ministry positions from 2001-present. With a B.S. in Speech and Hearing Disorders from Arizona State University and graduate studies in Communication Disorders (Cal State LA) and Christian Counseling (Phoenix Seminary), Tiffany brings a wealth of experience to our Phoenix Center. Tiffany was initially drawn to Hope Women's Center in a volunteer capacity via our Phoenix Center (formally Steps of Faith). In her words: "I experienced the challenges of motherhood with my own three children. I was blessed to have an amazing support network and the material means to care for my children and I was in awe of how so many women were managing often on their own and with meager resources. I wanted to help those who felt there was no hope in this seemingly insurmountable task. I wanted to extend the grace to others which had been given to me."


Jolyn Logan

Center Manager - Coolidge

Location: Coolidge Center
Email: jolyn@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: 520-723-8888

Jolyn Logan began volunteering with Hope Women's Center in 2012 and joined our team as Center Manager of our Coolidge Center in 2013. She and her family moved to Arizona seven years ago from Illinois. Prior to joining Hope Women's Center, Jolyn worked for many years in business accounting and human resources. Jolyn has been married to her best friend Ben for more than 32 years and they have two married sons. She is looking forward to the next season in her life - grandparenting! Jolyn and her husband attend Calvary Chapel Coolidge where Jolyn also leads the Mentoring Ministry. In her free time, Jolyn enjoys spending time with her family and mentoring women.


Jenel Moline

Center Manager - Apache Junction

Location: Apache Junction

Jenel Moline joined our team in 2012 and is the Center Manager at Hope Women's Center in Apache Junction. Jenel says she truly felt God's leading to come to HWC from the very first phone call to learn about the ministry! Jenel has a BA in Social Work from Salisbury University and is in her 25th year in ministry, having served with Stonecroft Ministries for 20 years, IMAGO DEI, an inner city arts ministry for 3 years and for the last 2 years with Hope Women’s Center. Jenel attends Scottsdale Bible Church. In her free time, Jenel enjoys hiking, kayaking, reading and traveling ... and would like to figure out how to do all four at the same time!


Megan Morgan

Center Manager- West Valley

Location: West Valley Center
Phone: 623-875-4549

Megan joined our team as the Center Manager of our Hope Women's Center - West Valley location in Fall 2017. For several years, Megan has served as a Pregnancy & Adoption Counselor with Christian Family Care. Megan has a Master's degree in counseling, and a huge heart for working with women in crisis situations, including those with unplanned pregnancy. We are so excited for our team to begin serving women and families in the West Valley as we open our center there!


Kandi Pacheco

Executive Assistant

Location: Executive Office
Email: office@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: 480-982-1566

Kandi Pacheco joined our team in October 2014. Kandi says there has always been a great tugging in her heart for women, especially women that find themselves in situations they had not planned for. She can relate with them, since she found herself with an unplanned pregnancy at the age of 16. She says she was so scared of people’s reaction, scared for her future, and scared for the baby and the life he may have. Although she didn’t feel she had a place to go like Hope Women's Center, she did have great support from the baby’s father and they just celebrated their 25th wedding anniversary in June 2014. Through the years, Kandi and her husband have been foster parents and youth leaders, and Kandi has been a women’s ministry leader. They share four amazing children together. Kandi says she has a heart to help raise women up out of their trials and circumstances and help them understand who they are in God’s eyes - to be a part of helping them become the greatest mother, wife, friend and “whole” person that they can possibly be. Kandi said God led her straight through the doors of Hope Women's Center and she loved the heart and vision of our ministry the moment she stepped into one of our centers. Kandi and her husband attend Life Point church and they love spending their days camping, hiking, watching football and enjoying their children.


Leticia Payne

Children's Program Coordinator- PHX

Location: Phoenix Center

Leticia joined the Hope Women's Center - Phoenix team as our Children's Program Coordinator in June of 2017. Prior to joining Hope, Leticia served as a Child Development Specialist with Southwest Human Development and as an instructional assistant with several local school districts. Leticia has a huge heart for early education and serving young children, providing them with a loving & safe environment, and helping give them the tools they need as they move into the school age years. We are thrilled to have her on the team!


Marybeth Steigenga, Ph.D.

Center Manager- PHX

Location: Phoenix Center
Email: marybeth@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: (602) 715-0999

Marybeth joined our Phoenix Center in 2017 as our Phoenix Center Manager. Marybeth has her doctorate in Counseling with a specialization in Trauma. She spent the last several years on staff with Christian Family Care as Birth Parent Support Services Supervisor and is passionate about serving and supporting women and families in crisis.


Cecilia Voron

Sr. Administrative Assistant

Location: Apache Junction
Email: admin@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: 480-983-4673

Cecilia Voron is the Bi-lingual Administrative Assistant in Apache Junction and the Administrative Assistant to the Executive Offices. She received a Master’s Degree in Communication Disorders from the University of Texas at Austin in 1989. After three years working as a certified Speech Pathologist, she transitioned into the role of a full time stay-at-home mom. She has spent the last 16 years homeschooling her four girls and has enjoyed seeing them transform into young ladies. Cecilia was a volunteer at Hope Women's Center - Apache Junction for a season before joining the staff in 2013. Cecilia's administrative and organizational skills are a gift to our ministry! Cecilia has been married to her best friend Dan for over 25 years and has been attending Sovereign Grace Church for about the same amount of time. When not working or taking care of her home, Cecilia enjoys reading, quilting, crocheting, and relaxing with her family.


Mariana Walters

Director Of Events

Location: All Centers
Email: mariana@hopewomenscenter.org
Phone: 602-715-0999

After serving at Hope for several years as a volunteer, Mariana joined the Hope Women's Center Team in 2017 as our Director of Events. In addition to being a small business owner, Mariana has extensive experience in event planning and fundraising in the non-profit world. We are grateful for her passion for our mission and her heart to see women and teen's lives transformed!

"The Coolidge Center was opened in July of 2013 and it is truly a blessing to serve the ladies in our community.  I love being able to share Jesus with every lady that walks through our door."

"I love the women and children we serve. They are beautiful inside and out and their joy, despite their circumstances, never ceases to amaze me. The gift I receive by being able to watch their lives transform on a daily basis because of their surrender to God and the true love they are experiencing often for the first time in their lives is priceless."

"At Hope Women’s Center, women and young ladies have the opportunity to give and to receive. Clients, volunteers, and staff alike share their lives in a nonthreatening environment where the goal is to have Christ at the center."

We're Ready to Serve

We seek to build trusting relationships with our clients through ongoing mentoring and support groups, through participation in our Education Program and through other community outreach events.