About Our Team

We are a fun group of committed people with a relentless passion to bring abundant life to the unborn and to all families.

Meet the Staff

Brett Faris

In 2005, Brett started a 10 year pastoral track at two multi-site churches in northeast Ohio. During this time Brett developed a passion for leadership, marketing and organizational development. It was in the fall of 2015 that Brett came to Pregnancy Solutions & Services as the Executive Director with a determination to bring innovation and new approaches to stop abortions from happening in our county.

Deena Maninga

Deena graduated with a BSN degree from Malone University in 2001. She began her RN career in the New Life Center at Akron General Medical Center, caring for both maternity and NICU patients. She joined PSS in the spring of 2015 as part of their medical team that educates pregnant women through teaching and ultrasound. Deena loves seeing the early developments of human life and showcasing these tiny masterpieces to our clients.

Abbey Thompson

Abbey was born and raised in North Canton where she currently lives with her husband. Abbey graduated in 2013 with a degree in Family Life Education from Kent State and started at PSS in 2013. Since then Abbey has transitioned to become their Client Services Coordinator. She focuses on meeting with clients, training client advocates and oversees Client Services. Abbey loves all people and her fun, outgoing spirit translates well with our clients.

Kara Green

Kara is one of the office receptionist at PSS. Joining the staff in 2015, she brings 27 years of experience in medical billing and office reception. As an Ohio native she became excited about PSS back in 2008 when she heard about this ministry at her church. Kara finds it very rewarding to be a part of the team at PSS to empower and educate people regarding pregnancy related decisions.

Emily Neidlinger

Emily graduated with a BSN degree from the University of Akron in 2004. She began her nursing career working in Labor and Delivery at Akron General Medical Center. After 7 years working in deliveries, she moved within the New Life Center to the postpartum unit. Emily joined the PSS medical team in January of 2015, and in January 2016 became the Nurse Manager. Emily has a heart for women and loves to reveal the truth about Jesus and babies to those who comes to PSS.

Josie Pugh

Josie became involved with PSS by becoming an intern while working towards her degree from Kent State in Family Life Education. After graduating, she continued to volunteer for the Tuesday night classes. In 2016, Josie joined the PSS team as one of the receptionists. She is very excited for the direction PSS is moving in and can’t wait to see what God has in-store for the ministry.

Dr. Ken Davis

Dr. Davis grew up in Independence, Ohio and attended Ohio Wesleyan University where he graduated cum laude with a Bachelor of Arts degree in 1976. He then attended the Ohio State University College of Medicine, graduating with a Doctor of Medicine degree. He spent his internship and residency in OB/GYN at Akron General Medical Center. Dr. Davis is Board-Certified by the American Board of Obstetrics & Gynecology. He has been in solo practice since 1984 and has also been the Director of the OB Triage Unit at Akron General Medical Center since 2005. Dr. Davis and his wife Roni (Practice Manager and Certified OB Nurse) have five children and one adorable grandchild! Dr. Davis serves as our Medical Director overseeing all our medical services.


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Join Our Team

Client Service Coordinator

As the Client Service Coordinator your focus will be on maintaining and ensuring that our client services are smooth and exceptional for every client who walks through our front door. You will have the opportunity to counsel and minister to women who enter our center and on our mobile.