Our Pregnancy Staff


  • Nikki Bakker, Director of Pregnancy Options

    Nikki returned to Elisha House after a brief absence to take on the role of Director of Pregnancy Options. She studied at YWAM in Texas and received a diploma in Life & Justice studies in 2011. Nikki then returned to Niagara and received her Bachelor of Arts in Political Science from Brock University in 2014. Nikki has worked with multiple life-affirming non-profit organizations in Niagara and is an out-spoken adv...
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  • Melanie Overbeeke, Pregnancy Options Support Services Coord.

    Melanie joined the Elisha House team in March of 2018 as the Assistant to the Executive Director, and was at the reception desk for the Pregnancy Options team. In 2021, she took on the responsibilities of Pregnancy Options Support Services Coordinator. Melanie has a diploma in Office Administration from Niagara College. She has a heart for the ministry and is an asset to our team!
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  • Anita Thompson, Pregnancy Options Support Worker

    Anita Thompson works part time at Elisha House where she facilitates a number of pregnancy support classes that aim to support clients throughout their pregnancy, assists clients in parenting, and guides the development of healthy boundaries and relationships. Anita also offers one-on-one support to clients who are struggling with an unplanned pregnancy, relationships, or the first stages of becoming a new parent. Outside of Elisha House, Ani...
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  • Donna West, Pregnancy Options Support Worker

    Donna West is new to the Niagara Region and recently came on board at Elisha House as a Pregnancy Options Support Worker. She and her family re-located here from her tiny home town in North East Saskatchewan. Donna’s passion for helping young women facing unexpected pregnancy stems from the hope she encountered as a teen mom. She is enjoying the natural beauty of Niagara and is excited to serve the community of Welland through the mission ...
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