Right to Life of Michigan Expands Staff Team, Hires Gracie O’Brien as Media Relations and Digital Director

GRAND RAPIDS, MI – Right to Life of Michigan (RLM) is pleased to announce the addition of Gracie O’Brien as its Media Relations and Digital Director. Ms. O’Brien will oversee and implement RLM’s strategic public relations priorities, represent the organization on-the-record, serve as the primary contact for all media inquiries, and oversee and implement an integrated digital and social media effort.

Ms. O’Brien brings a wealth of knowledge, having helped private sector and non-profit clients across the state develop and implement strategic, integrated media and digital marketing plans. She holds a Bachelors Degree in Advertising and Public Relations with a minor in Digital Studies from Grand Valley State University. Ms. O’Brien is from South Lyon, MI and currently resides in Grand Rapids, MI. See photo here.

“We are thrilled that Gracie has joined our efforts at Right to Life of Michigan. Her passion and enthusiasm to advocate for women and the unborn will undoubtedly help lead to great achievements in the days ahead,” said Barbara Listing, President, RLM.

“I am grateful to have the opportunity to use my training and expertise in service to the mission of life. I hope my work somehow honors the choice my mother and so many like her made when confronted with the unknown. Despite an ultimately erroneous diagnosis of Downs Syndrome for her unborn child, she made a choice for life. Without her courage, I would not be here today,” said Gracie.

Gracie’s first day at RLM was October 2. She is based out of the state office in Grand Rapids, MI and can be reached for press inquiries at (616) 717-0526.


Right to Life of Michigan (RLM) is the state’s oldest and largest non-profit organization dedicated to advocating a choice for life for the youngest and oldest members of our human family. Since our founding in 1972, we have remained steadfast in our mission to educate the public on life issues, support legal protections for women’s health, the elderly, disabled and unborn children and support prolife candidates. RLM has 80 affiliates across the state and more than 282,550 members. The organization achieved 172 electoral victories in 2022 alone. With more than 50 life-affirming protections passed into law, RLM estimates more than 269,633 lives have been saved by just one legal protection. For more information, visit RTL.org.