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Staff Bios

President, CEO and General Counsel

Nikolas T. Nikas is co-founder, president and general counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund (BDF), a pro-life public-interest legal and educational organization that advocates for the human right to life and the fundamental right of conscience throughout the United States and abroad.

Nikas is known for his expertise in clearly integrating…

Vice President, Senior Counsel

Dorinda C. Bordlee, Esq. is Vice President, Senior Counsel of Bioethics Defense Fund, a bioethics law and policy organization that advocates for human rights from beginning to end. She has dedicated her law practice to sanctity of life constitutional issues since 1994.

Dorinda’s expertise is in the public policy realm,…

Research Counsel

A Miami native, Madeline is the eldest daughter of Cuban refugees who worked hard to achieve their American dream. She graduated from the University of Florida in 2009, and obtained her Juris Doctorate at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. While in law school, she had the honor…

Education and Administration

An educator by training, Monique Colon Toso has led a successful educational effort called “Proudly Pro-Life Week” in the Archdiocese of New Orleans’ elementary and high schools that has been exported to schools around the nation. The educational program is a project of “Parents for Life,” which Monique founded…