Davida Stike Board Member and President

Davida Stike

President, Texas Alliance for Life

Davida Stike serves as President and Chairman of the Board. She has served on the Board since 2000 and as President since 2005. She also directs the Texas Alliance for Life Political Action Committee. Davida lives in Pflugerville, TX with her husband Walt, and she has four adult children.

Chris Maska Board Member and Vice President

Christopher Maska, J.D.

Vice President, Texas Alliance for Life

Chris Maska, J.D. currently serves as Texas Alliance for Life’s General Counsel. He has been actively involved in the pro-life movement since 1988 when he helped found a pro-life group at the University of Texas School of Law. Chris has been pro-life since Roe. He even attended the first ever March for Life. In 2015 Chris was presented with the Virtus in Lege award by Bishop Joe Vasquez at the Red Mass. Chris is Board Certified in Administrative Law and is currently the Director of the Division of Hearing & Appeals at the Texas Education Agency. Chris resides in Travis County with his wife Linda and his three children Veronica, Gregory, and Theresa.


Karl Locker

Treasurer, Texas Alliance for Life

Corey Tabor Texas Alliance for Life Board Member

Corey Tabor

Secretary, Texas Alliance for Life

Corey graduated from the University of Texas at Austin in August of 2000 with a BS in Communication Studies/Human Relations and a minor in Business. Corey Tabor is the Founder and Lead Pastor of Full Life Community Church, a missional, maturing, multicultural church plant in Austin, Texas that lives to reconcile people to God and one another. Corey is the Director of Austin LifeGuard with Austin LifeCare.  Austin LifeGuard is a sexual risk avoidance, character, and sex education program taught in school districts throughout Central Texas. Corey has been married to his wife, April Tabor, since June 2003 and they have one daughter, Anaia Naomi.  They live in Travis County.

Robin Armstrong Texas Alliance for Life Board Member

Robin Armstrong, M.D.

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Robin has been engaged in the political process since he was a boy. Robin received a degree in Microbiology from Texas A&M University. He then attended the University of Texas Medical Branch in Galveston where he received his Doctorate of Medicine. Today he practices medicine in the hospital and community where he was born and raised. Robin has fought for conservative principles as a poll-watcher; an election judge; a precinct chairman; a city chair; a Senatorial District Convention Chair; a delegate to precinct, senatorial district, and state conventions; and a delegate to the 2008 Republican National Convention. He has served as a member of the State Republican Executive Committee from Senate District 11, and served as Vice Chairman of the Republican Party of Texas from 2006 to 2010. Today, Robin serves as Texas’ Republican National Committeeman. Robin has been married to Dr. Martha Armstrong for 13 years and they have four sons: Daniel, Gabriel, Joshua, and Noah.

Michael Banschbach

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Dennis DeWine

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Dennis DeWine moved to Fort Hood, Texas in 1972 after serving his second tour in Vietnam as a helicopter pilot. He was honorably discharged from military service in 1974 as a Captain and began a career of sales with Investors Diversified Service.  Obtaining a real estate license in 1978, he began a new career in real estate sales and in 1987 opened Colonial Real Estate in Harker Heights, Texas.  Colonial Real Estate, Inc. is now ERA Colonial Real Estate with offices in Harker Heights, Salado, Georgetown, Austin, Buda and San Antonio with 85 real estate sales associates and brokers, 32 employed staff, and 3 Property Management Offices.

A pro-life supporter, Dennis was asked in 2008 to chair Central Texas Voices for Life, an organization that was formed to rid the Killeen/Fort Hood area of an abortion facility (Killeen Woman’s Health Center) that expanded from Austin in 2004.  After 10 years and eight 40 Days for Life campaigns, the facility was closed in 2014.  Dennis is active in his church, St. Paul Chong Hasang Catholic Church in Harker Heights and has participated in the Bell County J.A.I.L. Ministry for Juveniles in detention for 4 years.

Affiliations: National Association of REALTORS, Texas Association of REALTORS, with memberships in Fort Hood, Temple-Belton, Williamson County, Waco, Austin, Highland Lakes, San Antonio, Four Rivers (San Marcos/New Braunfels); Association of Realtors; National Home Builders Association (Central Texas, Austin, San Antonio); Vietnam Helicopter Pilots Association; Distinguished Flying Cross Association; 1st Degree Knights of Columbus; Past Member of Rotary International; Chairman Central Texas Voices for Life – 2008 to present; 2012 member, Texas Alliance for Life Leadership Circle.

Dennis has been married 47 years to Cheryl Ann (Lucius) DeWine for 47 years. They have two Children; Diana (DeWine) Aspery and Tom DeWine; four grandchildren: Taylor Aspery, Morgan Aspery, Regan DeWine, Dennis (Denny) W. DeWine, and 3 cats.

Brandon Frye Texas Alliance for Life Board Member

Brandon Frye

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Brandon Frye has 20 years of experience as an entrepreneur and as an executive.  He is currently the CEO of CloudLink, a leading Android software solution, and a Director of Retail Finance Solutions.  Brandon’s background includes founding multiple profitable start-ups, with both self-funding and traditional venture financing.  As an operator of companies, specialized in strategic business development, integration of services, due diligence of opportunities, driving revenue, solving complex problems, and operational execution.  Recruited by companies to ensure success of national programs with Progressive Finance, Sprint, AT&T, Verizon, MetroPCS, Cricket, and others.  Founded and led Interstate Connections to over $25 million in annual sales in just 5 years, earning award as “Fastest Growing Private Companies above $10 Million in Revenue” from Austin Business Journal. High profile leadership roles leading 300+ employee teams, directing upper management teams, and managing corporate relations with Fortune 500 companies.

Before embarking into the entrepreneur world, Brandon attended the nationally-ranked Business School at the University of Texas in Austin. Outside of the professional world, Brandon serves on the TAL Board of Directors as Chairman of the Strategic Budget and Finance committee (since 2007), responsible for financial oversight and quarterly financial reporting to fellow Board Members and auditors. Brandon also serves on the Board of Directors of the Lutheran School Association of the Greater Austin Area (LSAGA) and serves on the Corporate Committee for Concordia high school. Along with professional life, lifelong involvement in athletics, including 20+ triathlons and completing the Iron Man Triathlon in Arizona, Nov. 2011 and Leadville Race Across the Sky 100 mile mountain bike race in 2013.  Currently resides in Austin, TX with his wife of eighteen years and three precious daughters.



Chrissie Keffler

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Beverly Nuckols Texas Alliance for Life Board Member

Beverly B. Nuckols, M.D.

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Beverly B. Nuckols, MD is Board Certified in Family Medicine and passed her American Board of Family Practice certification exam for the third time in July 2007. She graduated from the University of Texas Health Science Center at San Antonio Medical School (1990) and Family Practice Residency (1993), and earned a Masters of Arts in Bioethics from Trinity International University in Deerfield, Illinois (2007). Beverly works to promote life and inalienable rights at the Medical Science Bioethics Organization. She also and serves on the Texas Institute for Healthcare Quality & Efficiency to which she was appointed by Governor Perry in 2012. Beverly has been involved in the pro-life movement since the decision of Roe v. Wade came down when she was in high school. Beverly enjoys blogging for her personal blog, WingRight.org, as well as other blogs, including LifeEthics.org. Beverly also loves travel and photography. Dr. Nuckols lives in Comal County in New Braunfels with her husband of 36 years. They have two grown children and a granddaughter.

Kayo O’Keefe

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Kayo is passionate about life and feels called to help protect the sanctity of life.  He has been the Chairman of the Finance Development Committee for 8 years, pioneering new programs for Texas Alliance for Life such as the Leadership Circle.  Kayo is a member of St. Peter the Apostle Catholic Church, where he serves on the financial committee and Knights of Columbus. In addition, Kayo serves on the Catholic Diocesan Office of Pro-Life Activities dinner committee and is involved in other pro-life organizations in central Texas.  Mr. O’Keefe’s professional background includes being a Financial Planner for 40 years, the life and health insurance business, and entrepreneur in the retail business.  Kayo is blessed with 3 children and 8 grandchildren, and loves being known as “Papa.”  Kayo is also blessed with a wonderful wife, Cam, of 43 years; they are best friends and work together in TAL on various initiatives. Kayo’s hobbies include fishing, coaching, wood working and traveling.

John Partridge Texas Alliance for Life Board Member

John Partridge

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

John is a sales professional. John got involved in the pro-life movement in 1999 and joined Texas Alliance for Life’s board soon after. John has a heart and passion to protect life, especially the unborn. John has been married to his wife Julie for 18 years and they have one son and 4 grandchildren. John and his wife reside in Burnet County and enjoy spending time with their family and ministering at their church.

Jim Shaw Board Member and treasurer

    Jim Shaw, D.C.

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Jim Shaw holds a Bachelor’s degree from Southwestern University in Georgetown, and a Doctor of Chiropractic from Parker College in Dallas.  He has practiced in Austin since 1995, specializing in injuries, rehab, and nutrition.  Dr. Shaw currently heads American Chiropractic Education, a company dedicated to providing cutting edge seminars, training and information to chiropractors across the U.S.  His company offers advanced certification in Functional Nutrition. Dr. Shaw has educated over 1200 Chiropractors in his training classes.  He has been a featured speaker at the Texas Chiropractic Association Annual Meeting.  Interested in the direction of Travis County, he ran for County Commissioner in 1998. He later joined the Texas Alliance for Life Board of Directors to further the cause of Life. He lives in Round Rock with his wife of 31 years, Shannon.  He and Shannon have six children and four grandchildren. Jim and Shannon adopted two of their children through their work with foster care.

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Kevin Warren

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Kevin is the senior vice president of operations for TMF Health Quality Institute, a position he has held since 2006. He is responsible for the implementation and oversight of private, local, state and federal contracts held by TMF, focused on select process and outcome measures in hospitals, physician offices, nursing homes and home health settings as well as review and compliance activities as part of federal, state and private review programs.

A former nursing home administrator, Warren is a certified professional in health care quality. He received his master’s in health service management from the University of Mary Hardin-Baylor in Belton. He belongs to several professional organizations including the National Association for Healthcare Quality and the American College of Healthcare Executives, where he is completing his final requirements to obtain Fellow status. He is a former consultant for the TMA Council on Scientific Affairs, and currently a senior examiner for the American Health Care Association National Quality Award and serves on the board for the Texas Association for Healthcare Quality.

 Terry Williams

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Terry first got involved in the pro-life movement 25 years ago as a volunteer at a pregnancy resource center. She later taught Abstinence Education for 10 years, speaking to thousands of students each year, and served as the Executive Director of a pregnancy resource center for eight years. Today, Terry serves as a Care Net Center Services Specialist and a National Trainer. She also serves on the Advisory Board for And Then There Were None and the Texas Center for Defense of Life. Additionally, Terry is often called upon to speak at women’s events, fundraising events, and consulting opportunities for various churches and nonprofits. Terry and Mark, her husband, reside in Hays County and they have 3 adult children and two children in law. Terry loves to train pregnancy resource centers, shop, talk, teach young moms, and travel with her husband Mark.

Thomas Umstattd Texas Alliance for Life Board Member

Thomas Umstattd Jr.

Board Member, Texas Alliance for Life

Thomas went to the University of Mary-Hardin Baylor where he graduated cum laude with a degree in Business Management. He founded Umstattd Media, his first web design and media company in 2007 while still in college. As an award-winning speaker, Thomas teaches audiences all over the world. His friendly speaking style blends multimedia and audience participation. He offers audiences a unique perspective that helps them use the web in a whole new way. Thomas currently serves as the CEO of Castle Media Group LLC, a company that builds websites for world-changers. He sits on the board of directors for several nonprofits, including Story Help Groups and Hope Connections Pregnancy Resource Center. He is active in his church and in the Austin Rhetoric Club, which he helped found in 2004.