Kali Pliego (President)

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.

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.

Heather Gonzalez (Vice President)

Heather Gonzalez has been with American Families United since 2019. Heather is a paralegal and holds a degree in Geology from The Ohio State University.


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Ashley de Azevado (Vice President)

Ashley joined American Families United in 2017. She has helped organize two national Valentine's lobby day events. Ashley is an entrepreneur and studied Political Science.


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Jose D. (Vice President)

Jose joined American Families United in 2018. He works as a project manager in the energy sector. Jose holds a B.S. in Civil Engineering from University of California Davis and an Engineer in Training certification.


Randall Emery 

Randall is a founder of American Families United, and has served in the roles of Secretary, Treasurer, and President. He and his wife's story was covered in the NY Times, and he 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.

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.

Allyson Batista 

Allyson joined American Families United in 2011. She has served in the role of Vice President, and has taken part in many lobby days. Allyson holds a B.A. in Spanish Language and Literature and a Master of Education.