American Families United Board of Directors

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Randall Emery (President)

Randall is a founder of American Families United, and has at various times served in the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, and President. He and his wife's story was covered in the NY Times, and he has been interviewed widely in the U.S. and international press. Randall has testified before the U.S. House of Representatives Judiciary Committee. He holds a B.S. in Management Information Systems from the Pennsylvania State University and a Master of Political Management from Carleton University.

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Edgar Falcon (Treasurer)

Edgar joined in American Families United in 2012. He's participated in several Valentine's day lobby days, and his wedding on US-Mexico border was featured widely in the press. Edgar is an educator in El Paso, Texas. He holds B.H.S. in Kinesiology with a minor in Physical Education.

Shawna Kibuta (Secretary)

Shawna joined American Families United in 2007. She has participated in several  Valentine's lobby days engaged legislators in Florida and New Mexico. She works in the counseling/sociology field. Shawna holds a B.A. in Spanish, an M.S. in Clinical Mental Health Counseling, and an M.A. in Global and Sociocultural Studies.

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David Guard

David is a founder of American Families United, and was the organization's first President. He has also served as Treasurer. David works in information technology, and holds a B.A. in Sports Science from University of the Pacific.

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Kali Pliego

Kali Pliego has been with American Families United since 2013. Kali is a crime prevention specialist and holds a M.A. in Community Ministry Leadership.