Gina Ruppert, Executive Director
Paula Caponiti, Director of Development
Liliana Abril, Patient Care Advocate
Susan Fronheiser, Patient Care Advocate
Linda Gossman, Resource Center/Education Coordinator Mars Hill Baptist, Essex
Joan Mattes R.N, Resource Center Coordinator/Advocate St. Ann's, North Baltimore
Kate Plaut R.N., Nurse Manager
Wendy Valenzuela, Advocacy Coordinator
Kelly Wargo R.D.M.S, Sonographer
Board of Directors
Matthew Bauer, Chairman of the Board
Bryce Bauer, Treasurer
Louis Breschi, M.D.
Tim Dygert, Esq.
Cathy Gara, PhD, Secretary
CPC's Board of Director's from left to right: Louis Bresch, M.D., Tim Dygert, Esq., Matthew Bauer (Chairman of the Board), Cathy Gara (rear, Secretary), Amy Erardi (front), Gretchen Carney (Outgoing Development Director), Gina Ruppert (Executive Director), and Bryce Bauer (Treasurer). Board member not pictured: Ben Butanis.
Founded in 1980, the Greater Baltimore Center for Pregnancy Concerns (CPC) is a local, non-political, Christian, pro-life organization. Our mission is to protect the physical, emotional, and spiritual lives of women and their unborn children.
We operate three locations: two material resource centers, in Essex and North Baltimore, and Options@328, our medical services facility in downtown Baltimore. All the services we offer are entirely free to the clients we serve.
Our medical services facility,Options@328, is located at 328 N. Howard St. in downtown Baltimore. We are situated right next door to a national abortion provider allowing us to provide life-saving services – pregnancy tests, sonograms, access to resources and abortion pill reversal.
Our two resource centers allow us to offer material assistance like diapers, formula and wipes to moms in need. Additionally, our clients can access free online educational parenting classes, empowering women with the necessary tools needed to build strong families. Our resource centers are located at Mars Hill Baptist Church in Essex and St. Ann’s Catholic Church in Baltimore.
CPC is fully funded by private donations. Unlike abortion providers, we make no money from the choices women make. We believe in the sanctity of life and God's gift of free will. We embrace women where they are, acknowledging the unique challenges pregnancy may pose for them. We extend God’s love and gospel truths to those we serve and promote the dignity and value of all life. We seek to educate women on life-affirming choices. We offer a safe, non-judgmental space for women in need to get all the facts about their pregnancy.
All locations can be reached by calling 443-884-9201.
Supporters and other interested parties can schedule a tour of Options@328 by clicking here or contacting Paula Caponiti, Director of Development, at 443-884-9208. Tours are generally held on Monday, Thursday, and Friday mornings.