WHO WE ARE

Your Team

We work for you.

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ANDREA MCCURDY

Andrea is a mom of 3 kids and the proud grandmother of 4. She graduated from the University of Arkansas Law School and has been in NWA for 11 years. Her goal is to use her Law Degree to serve and protect expectant moms.

Andrea owns McCurdy Law & Mediation and provides representation and legal counsel to expectant moms.

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MICHAELA MONTIE

Michaela is an adoptive mom of 3 beautiful kids-Mya, Asher and Kade. She grew up in the cornfields of Ohio and received her degree from Cedarville University but loves NWA. Michaela and her husband Scott have been married for 11 years. Her passion is helping serve brave moms who want to make the best choice for their children.

Michaela is the Executive Director of Shared Beginnings.

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JADIEANN MCAVOY

Jadieann is a mom of 4 daughters. She is from Mejit, in the Marshall Islands. She attended the College of the Marshall Islands and studied Nursing and Liberal Arts. Jadieann and her family have lived in Arkansas now for 4 years. Her motto is “loving God by serving others”.

Jadieann is Shared Beginnings’ Care Coordinator and Translator.

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FELICIA RAMOS

Felicia is a native New Mexican living the dream in NWA. She is happily married and has 9 children. Felicia loves creating safe and interactive environments for people to grow and thrive. She holds degrees in Biblical Studies, Social Work and Organizational Leadership. She is a licensed social worker in Arkansas.

Felicia is Shared Beginnings’ Director of Care.

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SARA WAGNER

Sara grew up in Arkansas and is a transracial adoptive mom and local birth photographer who is passionate about seeing others come to know and follow Jesus Christ.

Sara is Shared Beginnings’ Marketing Director and Volunteer Coordinator.

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Brittany Whatley

Brittany has been in Arkansas for 8 years. She placed a baby for adoption in 2006 and was connected to Shared Beginnings through our Birth Mom Brunch. She is a hairstylist at Freshair Salon and wants to give back to a community who loved her hard when she needed it the most.

Brittany is Shared Beginnings’ Outreach Coordinator

Our Board of Directors

Andrea McCurdy
Kim Lane
Sarah Knight
Erika McCourt
Michaela Montie
Faith Jibas
Grant Wise