meet our staff



Julie has been executive director at Full Circle since September of 2016.  She is a native of McMinn County, a farmer’s daughter from Riceville, TN.  Because of her own unplanned pregnancy story and abortion testimony, she knows the importance of positive youth development through abstinence education, compassionate care, and post-abortion restoration. Her deep caring for women and love for Jesus Christ fuels her passion for the Full Circle missions. Julie comes from a background of sales, marketing, and business administration, and holds a B.A. in Marketing from Tennessee Tech University. The Ladd family attends Eastanallee Baptist Church, where Julie has been an active member for over 30 years. Outside of full time ministry, Julie enjoys spending time with her loving husband Brandon and four energetic children, Tucker, Scarlett, Paxton, and Ezekiel.


Shauna Pope, Nurse Manager

Shauna has been a Registered Nurse for almost 2 decades, practicing as a surgical nurse, a hospice nurse, and more.  As nurse manager, she oversees the medical component of Full Circle, assuring that Outlook is in compliance with NIFLA policies and procedures at all times.  While she loves caring for mothers and babies, her greatest reason for pursuing a career in nursing is that it opens a door for sharing the love of Christ with others.  Shauna states that Full Circle provides a unique opportunity for sharing truths that help to preserve new life as well as nurturing lives renewed.  Shauna and her husband Chuck have lived in Athens since 1999.  They have four wonderful children and two grandchildren.


Stephanie Brown, SRA PrOGRAM Coordinator

Stephanie coordinates Full Circle’s On TRAC program, which focuses on positive youth development through an abstinence based curriculum.  Her own testimony is one of redemption and restoration and  is the driving force behind her passion to reach young people with the message of abstinence and healthy boundaries in relationships. Stephanie comes from a background of youth mentor-ship, and holds a B.S. in Psychology from Liberty University. She is a member of Hillcrest Church, where she is active in youth ministry and missions. Outside of ministry, you can typically find Stephanie pursuing one or both of her other passions--travel and creative videography.