About us

Board of Directors

Heidi Hill- President/CEO & Board Member

Heidi has been the President/CEO of Birth Choice since 2014. She has taught in many different forms over the years​; in a Catholic School, La Leche League, and for 9 years as a 3rd degree black belt Martial Arts Instructor. She has been married for ​over 30 years, has 2 adult children ​and one grandson. She and her husband prepared couples for Marriage through the Diocese of San Diego for  ​20 years and ​were Eucharistic Ministry Coordinators for ​10 years at St. Mark’s parish where they attend.

Karen Garcia- Chairman of the Board

Karen Garcia has been serving as a Board member since July, 2016.  She currently serves as the Chairman of the Board.  Karen has been married to her husband, Ray since 1992 and they are blessed with 3 children, 11 grandchildren and 1 great granddaughter.  She has attended Calvary Vista since 1992 and has been active in Women’s Fellowship, Home Fellowship and Children’s Ministry.  She also served on the Board of Directors for Calvary Christian School.  Since 2015, she has been happily enjoying her retirement after spending 43 years in the Medical/ Biotech industry. 

Deborah Kash- Secretary

Debbie was born and raised in Chula Vista, CA. She earned her Bachelor of Science degree from Texas Christian University’s (TCU) Harris College of Nursing and was a Distinguished Graduate of the TCU Air Force ROTC and was Commissioned into the United States Air Force. She served as a USAF nurse at March Air Force Base as well as deploying to Zweibruchen, Germany during Desert Storm of 1991. Debbie has worked in two additional hospitals until she retired. Debbie and her husband, Dan, have been married for over 28 years and attends Meadowlark Church, in San Marcos, CA.

Dennis Kreta- Treasurer

Currently serves as the Director of Internal Audit with Rubio’s Restaurants and has been with the company for over 20 years. He has held various accounting positions for over 30 years and received a Bachelor of Science with an emphasis in Finance from California State University, Northridge. He has held positions as member of the Finance Committee at St. Margaret’s Catholic Church where he attends in Oceanside, California and is Past Grand Knight with the Knights of Columbus.

Russell Ruscigno- Vice Chairman

Russell was born and raised in San Jose, California. He earned his Bachelor of Arts in economics at Occidental College and his Juris Doctorate at California Western School Of Law. Russell was admitted to State Bar of California in 1989. In 1996, Russell established The Ruscigno Law Firm, practicing principally in the area of family law transactions and litigation. Since 2011, Russell limited his practice to the preparation and implementation of Qualified Domestic Relations Orders (“QDROs”) – those orders required to divide retirement benefits incident to divorce. Russell and his wife of 25-plus years, Danice, live in Carlsbad and are parishioners at St. Margaret Catholic Church in Oceanside. Russell is a Fourth Degree Knight of Columbus and currently is serving as the Advocate for the St. Margaret council. Russell was elected to the Board in April 2018.

Raymond Van Pletsen- Board Member

Acts as the Senior Pastor of Meadowlark Church in San Marcos, California – a church that teaches the Bible and walks in step with God the Holy Spirit in order to become more and more like Jesus. Raymond was born in South Africa and is a graduate of Calvary College in Kansas City and Dallas Theological Seminary. His proudest achievements are his two children (Mandy and Ryan) and four grandchildren (Blake, Braeden, Kendall and Abigail).

Jessie - Board Member

Jesse has been serving as a board member since 2021. He has been married to his wife Angela since 2005 and they are blessed with 3 children. He served in the US Navy for 24 years and is a retired Chief Petty Officer. He was an Operations Manager for Culligan water filtration and resigned to follow the Lord in his calling in full time ministry. Jesse is currently the Marriage and Family Pastor at Calvary Chapel Vista. Jesse and his wife enjoy serving the Lord together in different areas and are leaders of Go In Peace ministry, which is a spiritual healing and after abortion care ministry for men and women.  

Jesse is passionate about coming alongside men to encourage them in their faith. His desire is to see others experience God’s miraculous ability to transform hearts and believe in the power of serving others and sharing the love of Jesus.

Mission Statement

Birth Choice seeks to influence the culture by being the community’s leading Christ-centered provider of healthcare services for those dealing with sexual intimacy, prenatal and pregnancy issues.

Vision Statement

Birth Choice is a Christ centered organization that provides compassionate, life-affirming care, empowering people to make educated decisions about sexual intimacy, pregnancy and family.

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Call us: 760-744-1313

365 South Rancho Santa Fe Rd.
Suite 201
San Marcos, CA 92078