Tracy Steiner


Tracy and her husband John have lived in Hastings since 1995 and raised their 3 grown children here. She has a degree in Dental Hygiene from Marquette University. She also spends time being the “Gifts and Records Coordinator” here at TLC. She loves spending time with her husband, kids, and especially grandchildren. She spends time working out at the Y, volunteering at SEAS church, Meals on Wheels, and other organizations. She also enjoys spending time at the cabin and Florida, traveling, reading and watching sports. She’s excited to be on the TLC board because she really has a love for the unborn and supporting their parents both pre and post birth. She feels so blessed to have such a great facility in Hastings and to be a part of its great staff, volunteers and supporters.

Joe Becker


Joe and his wife Joannie moved to Hastings in 1999. Their three children have benefited from being raised in a great community and have graduated from high school and are onto bigger and better things. Joe works as a senior project manager in the commercial stone and tile business. His family have been members of SEAS Catholic since moving to Hastings. Prior to joining the TLC board in 2022, Joe has served on various board and committee groups at SEAS and also served as a school board member for Hastings School District 200. Joe is excited about being on the board at TLC and supports its importance to our community.

Ali Fairbanks


Ali is a lifelong resident of Hastings. She and her husband Derek have three children, Elowyne, Irelyn and Orson. Ali enjoys spending time with family and friends and being outside. She loves helping out on the board of TLC!

Jerome Bambenek


Jerry and his wife Mary Ann have two grown children, Father Joseph and Catherine Santini. Plus four grandchildren. Jerry is the Organization Treasurer and is involved in a number of other organizations including member of SEAS Parish, Financial Secretary for the Knights of Columbus Hastings Council, and Membership Secretary for the Minnesota International Harvester Collectors Club. He is semi-retired from a career in Agricultural Business Accounting. He feels blessed to be part of the TLC Board.

Dr. Mona Roach

Medical Director

Dr. Mona Roach has been TLC’s medical director since 2016 and brings with her 23 years of medical experience. She is a board certified physician, specializing in family medicine and integrative medicine. Her professional interests include women’s health, mind-body medicine, functional medicine and Qigong.

Chaplin Deacon Rod Walker

Spiritual Director

Deacon Rod and his wife Annette have been Hastings residents since 1997. They were drawn to Hastings through the sense of community they felt as they searched for a new home to raise their two young sons, Alex, and Andrew. Alex and his wife Angie also found their home in Hastings and are raising their two sons Thomas and Nichols in our great community.

Deacon Rod joined TLC in September 2022 as Chaplin to the Board. He is grateful to serve TLC’s Board – supporting Board members in their call to serve TLC clients with love and kindness.

Andrea Kullmann

Executive Director

Andrea joined TLC of Hastings as the first Executive Director in 2009. Being a wife, mother and grandmother are Andrea’s pride and joy.  Prior to becoming the Executive Director for TLC, Andrea volunteered at Birthright.   Andrea has been active in the community by serving on the Community Education Board of Directors, Women for Hastings, and Regina Trustee Board of Directors.  In 2012, Andrea received the “Champions of Life” Award by the Archdiocese of St. Paul and Minneapolis and in 2021 Andrea received the Arthur A. Herkenhoff Award.

Anne McNamara

Fundraising Committee Chair

Anne joined the TLC board in 2018. She is the manager of member and board relations at the Nation Association of Manufacturers, an advocacy group in Washington D.C. Anne has a wide variety of experience in event planning and program promotion, which she brings to the TLC team. Anne is married to John McNamara and has two children, Audrey (12) and James (10). Anne is most excited about the opportunity to see God work first hand in the community of Hastings through TLC.

Morida Tinucci

Board Member

Morida and her husband Mark have been married for 40 years and reside in Cottage Grove. They have 2 children, one beloved grandson, and another grandchild due in January. Morida has been a registered nurse for 42 years and is currently working part-time at TRIA Orthopedics.

Morida and her husband are active members of St. Thomas Aquinas Catholic Church in St. Paul Park. Morida is a member of the Pastoral Care and Wellness Commission, past member of a Grief Care Commission, and developed a Parish Nurse Program. Her hobbies include: baking, sewing, needlework and paper crafting.

After walking the path of a crisis pregnancy with her daughter, guided by Andrea and other staff at TLC, Morida felt the strong desire to give back to Total Life Care Center.

Katie Starkson

Board Member

Katie attended Concordia University-St. Paul and studied Business Marketing. She works part-time with her husband, Jesse at their funeral home business in Hastings. When she is not working at the funeral home, she spends the days with their son, Declan. She enjoys being involved with the Hastings Rivertown Lion’s Club, volunteering at St. Elizabeth Ann Seton Catholic Church, rollerblading, boating and volunteering. After Katie attended her first TLC of Hastings Gala, she was moved by the staff and everything TLC has to offer. She is grateful to be given the opportunity to serve on the TLC Board and help it continue to grow in a positive and welcoming environment.

Peter Blissenbach

Board Member

After meeting at the University of St. Thomas, Peter and Renee were married and began building their life together.  After the birth of their child, we outgrew their two bedroom bungalow on the West Side of St. Paul. Their growing family eventually settled in Hastings where they raised seven children.

Peter has a degree in marketing and a background in business, project management and information technology. He was previously active in coaching, Boy Scouts and the Hastings School Board.  Peter is honored to serve on the TLC board and to assist in their mission of supporting young parents.

Patricia Ficker

Board Member

Patricia moved to Hastings 41 years ago when she married her husband, Pat. They raised five children and now have six grandchildren that are their pride and joy! Pat and Patricia enjoy traveling around the country to spend time with siblings, kids and grandkids, while also volunteering at various places in Hastings. She worked for years as an X-ray Technologist until 2020, when she saw the opportunity to retire. Always wanting to volunteer at the TLC when she retired, Patricia agreed to be on the Board of Directors, when asked to. When she was a girl, she helped her mom volunteer at a pro-life center, even into high school. She always knew that it is close to the heart of Christ to respect all life created by Him. The TLC Center is truly a work of the Lord.

Elise Schumacher

Board Member

Elise and her husband Craig Schumacher live in Prescott, Wisconsin with their two sproodles, Porter and Maggie Jo. Elise works as a licensed funeral director, certified funeral pre-planner, as well as monument specialist for Starkson Funeral Home and Wisconsin Memorials. After she experienced the loss of her adopted baby sister, Keyalah, her entire career has been focused around helping families who have experienced infant and child loss. She feels very strongly about the sanctity of each human life, no matter how small or how young, and is so honored to serve on the board at TLC. Her husband Craig works in law enforcement for Pierce County, and they are so excited to continue to serve this community for many years to come.

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