Our Executive Director

Amy Gehrke

Amy Gehrke joined Illinois Right to Life as executive director in December of 2020. She brings over 35 years of volunteer and professional pro-life experience to the organization. After volunteering for Arkansas Right to Life throughout high school and college, Amy spent 10 years in the Communications department of the National Right to Life Committee in Washington, D.C. Amy and her family moved to Wisconsin in 2000 where she quickly began volunteering for Wisconsin Right to Life. She was elected to the Wisconsin Right to Life Board of Directors in 2007 and served as president of the organization from 2008-2013.  Amy left the Board in 2015 to join the Wisconsin Right to Life staff where she served as Vice President for Advancement and Development until 2020. Throughout her career, Amy has presented on pro-life policy and strategy to thousands at conferences and other events throughout the U.S. In addition, she has worked with numerous pro-life leaders to advance the cause of life.