Angela Franey, Executive Director

Angela Franey’s administrative abilities, educational background, technical expertise, and holistic leadership style give her the skills necessary to help Abria put a choice for life within reach for local women, teens and couples. Franey enjoys helping others discover their brighter future through education, accessing resources, creative brainstorming, and the gentle word of a kinder perspective. She says that as an agent of change, she offers hopeful possibilities and choices “to people who feel isolated and stuck in their circumstances”. The knowledge that they have the power to make their own life affirming, positive choices brings a feeling of hope and joy.

Franey has served as Executive Director for the Elevate Life affiliates Options for Women|Morris. She has also taught high school science and planted a church which she co-pastored with her husband. 

Contact Angela at [email protected] 

Deb Selner, Director of Operations

Deb Selner’s legal background coupled with her robust administrative business skills and experience enable her to serve as Abria’s Director of Operations. As a mother of teenage daughters, Selner passionately shares Abria’s vision that clients and their children are strong and beautiful gifts to the world who deserve to know their dignity and be empowered to make life-affirming, positive choices.

Selner feels privileged to use her business, legal, and administrative aptitude to manage Abria’s overall operations, overseeing legal compliance, fiscal responsibility, and human resources with professionalism. Selner has worked and volunteered in various parish communities in the Twin Cities. She enjoys the moments with her daughters, anticipating the time when she and her husband will become empty nesters. 

Contact Deb at [email protected]

Kathleen Haus, Director of Clinical Services

Kathleen Haus brings 27 years of nursing and management experience to the Director of Clinical Services role. With a heart for service and inspired by years of caring for her son, David, Haus co-founded PICK (Parents of Infants and Children with Kernicterus), a national non-profit.

She currently lives with her four children in Minneapolis, where she enjoys entertaining and hosting NET missionaries.

Contact Kathleen at [email protected]

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