Leadership and Staff

Board of Directors

Charlie McKinney, Chairman
Veronica Burchard
Liz Feren
Shannon McGinley
Dr. Todd Mellish



Shannon McGinley, Executive Director

Shannon McGinleyShannon McGinley has been involved in the pro-life/pro-family movement her entire adult life.  She is a founding board member of Cornerstone Action, the public advocacy arm of Cornerstone Policy Research, and she currently serves as the Executive Director of both organizations.

While earning a Bachelor degree in Sport Marketing and Management from Indiana University, Shannon took a year off from college to intern in Washington D.C. on behalf of the preborn.  Upon graduation, she served as Special Projects Director at The Pro-Life Action League in Chicago and later as College Outreach Director at American Life League in Virginia.

Since moving to New Hampshire to raise her family in 1997, she has worked as a volunteer on numerous political campaigns at both the state and federal levels. 

Shannon lives in Bedford, New Hampshire with her husband, Doug, and their five sons. In addition to her passion for helping to build a culture of life, Shannon enjoys watching her sons’ sporting events, reading and traveling.

Neil Hubacker, Director of Strategic Alliances

Having served as the lead pastor of a church plant on Boston’s North Shore for nearly a decade, Neil Hubacker now serves as the Director of Strategic Alliances for Cornerstone Policy Research.  While a pastor, Neil developed his passion for inspiring the faith community to engage with local and state government.

Neil’s training from Baylor and Boston Universities is in foreign language education, and he taught in both independent and public school settings for seven years before entering the ministry.

Neil and his wife have two elementary-aged children.  Together they frequent seacoast beaches year-round and love to explore the outdoors, read, and travel.

Ellen Kolb, Communications Consultant

Ellen is a freelance writer and longtime Granite State pro-life activist. Before becoming an independent consultant, she served as Cornerstone’s legislative director and policy analyst (2009-2014). She has worked in development and communications with community nonprofit organizations and campaigns. She writes about the life issues in New Hampshire on her blog Leaven for the Loaf.

Christopher Jay, Policy Analyst

Christopher graduated from Ave Maria School of Law and Wyoming Catholic College. He and his wife have three children. Christopher enjoys music, outdoor recreation, and working on projects for his family.