American Families United Volunteers and committees

Meet our Team

(alphabetical by last name)

US Citizen Spouse Immigration problems undocumented illegal husband

Allyson B.

Committees: Government Relations

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

US Citizen Spouse Immigration problems undocumented illegal husband

Margot Bruemmer

Committees: Events

 

 

 

 

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Phil Cullens

Committees: Fundraising

Phil Cullens has been with American Families United since 2018. Philip is a Vice President of sales and holds a degree from the University of Texas at Arlington.

 

 

 

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Ashley de Azevado - Vice President, Government Relations

Committees: Government Relations

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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Heather Dominguez

Committees: Communications

Heather Dominguez has been with American Families United since 2007. Heather is a filmmaker and holds a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Digital, Film, and Media from the Art Institute of Portland.  

 

 

Liza Dupont

Committees: Communications, Events

Liza DuPont has been with American Families United since 2018. Liza is a flight attendant and holds a M.S from Georgia State University.

 

 

 

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Jose D.

Committees: Fundraising

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.

 

 

 

fighting for the rights of US Citizen spouses

Randall Emery -  President

Committees: Communications, Events, Government Relations, Recruitment and Engagement, Finance, Fundraising, Legislative Priorities, Board Governance

Randall Emery 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

Committees: Finance, Fundraising

Edgar joined American Families United in 2012, and is an active member of the board. 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.

 

 

Brenda Freiderich

Committees: Finance

Brenda Freiderich is a founder of American Families United, serving on the board and as Treasurer in the past. She works as a financial advisor in Campbell, California.

 

 

 

fighting for the rights of US Citizens with undocumented husband

Heather Gonzalez

Committees: Government Relations, Communications

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.



 

working for the rights of us citizens spouses facing deportation

Nancy Kuznetsov

Committees: Recruitment and Engagement

Nancy joined American Families United in 2007, and has served on the board and as Vice President. Nancy is a U.S. Army veteran, and she and her husband's story was covered in the NY Times. Nancy works in the financial industry.

 

 

immigration rights for us citizens

Katherine Miller de Vences

Committees: Member Engagement

Katherine Miller de Vences joined American Families United in 2016.  She is a social entrepreneur with a background in mental health. Katherine holds a B.A. in Psychology from the University of North Carolina and an MA in Counseling from the Franciscan University of Steubenville.

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Emma Morley

Committees: Fundraising, Recruitment and Engagement

Emma Morley has been with American Families United since 2019. Emma is a paralegal and works for an immigration law nonprofit. She holds a B.A in Political Science from The University of New Orleans.

 

 

 

 

Cortney Murguia

Committees: Fundraising

Cortney Murguia has been with American Families United since 2018. Cortney works in municipal government. Her family's story was covered in the New Times of San Luis Obispo. Cortney is studying for a B.S. in Public Administration at Southern New Hampshire University.

 

 

 

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Kali Pliego

Committees: Communications, Legislative Priorities

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.

 

 

 

 

Ashlee Ramirez

Committees: Board Governance

Ashlee Ramirez joined American Families United in 2013. She has served on the board of directors. Ashlee is a health care executive and holds an L.P.N. in Nursing from St. Cloud Community College, an R.N. in Nursing from North Hennepin Community College, and a B.S.N. in Nursing from Liberty University.

 

 

 

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Jason Rochester

Committees: Communications