Meet our Staff

Steven W. Mosher: Steven W. Mosher is an internationally recognized authority on China and population issues, as well as an acclaimed author, speaker. He has worked tirelessly since 1979 to fight coercive population control programs and has helped hundreds of thousands of women and families worldwide over the years.

In 1979, Steven was the first American social scientist to visit mainland China. He was invited there by the Chinese government, and actually witnessed women being forced to have abortions under the new “one-child policy.” Mr. Mosher was a pro-choice atheist at the time, but witnessing these traumatic abortions led him to reconsider his convictions and to eventually become a practicing, pro-life Roman Catholic.

Read his full bio here.

Karen Shannon: Karen Shannon, PRI’s Development Coordinator, brings experience not only in development, having previously worked as development coordinator for Mission Capodanno, but also more than twenty years of experience in publications and marketing for businesses such as Ave Maria Press, Lawyers Cooperative Publishing, George Eastman House, and the University of Rochester. Karen is thankful that working for PRI is God’s grace continuing to work in her life after converting to the Catholic faith in 1999.

Jonathan Abbamonte: Research Analyst. Jonathan graduated Summa Cum Laude and Phi Beta Kappa from the Catholic University of America with a B.A. in Philosophy. His writings and insights have been featured in a number of online publications including Christian Post, Townhall, LifeSiteNews, MercatorNet, LifeNews, and GB Times.

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