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. She has served as elected delegate to New Hampshire’s Republican State Committee and as a board member on the Bedford Republican Committee.

Shannon lives in Bedford, New Hampshire with her husband, Doug, and their five sons ranging in age from 21 to 1½ years. In addition to her passion for helping to build a culture of life, Shannon enjoys watching her sons’ sporting events, reading and traveling.

Gabrielle Jette, Deputy Director  

Gabrielle Jette for CornerstoneGabrielle is a New Hampshire native. She is a graduate of St. Anselm College, where she studied English and politics. She brings to Cornerstone expertise in community outreach, policy research, and communication. She is excited to be working for an organization that shares her commitment to preserving family values, protecting the unborn, and honoring God.  Gabrielle and her husband live in southern New Hampshire.        




Ann Marie Banfield,
Education LiaisonAnn Marie is a passionate advocate for the educational rights of students and families. She is a leader in the ongoing effort to promote literacy and high academic standards for New Hampshire students. She has campaigned for school choice initiatives and parental involvement in education. She and her husband have three children and live in southern New Hampshire.
AnnMarie Banfield