Tom Shakely serves as Chief Engagement Officer at Americans United for Life, responsible for brand, communications, and development.
Tom previously served as Executive Director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network; their Crisis Lifeline serves patients and families facing denial of basic care and strives to awaken the conscience on human dignity and bioethical issues.
Tom is a member of the American Society for Bioethics and Humanities and the Knights of Columbus, as well as a Sons of the American Revolution life member, a National Review Institute Washington fellow, a Leonine Forum fellow, and a Charlotte Lozier Institute guest contributor. Tom serves as a board member for the Mount Nittany Conservancy as well as the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia, and is a past member of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s Archdiocesan Pastoral Council in Philadelphia.
Tom holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University and a Certificate with Distinction from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Health Care Ethics, and has written for National Review Online, National Catholic Register, HuffPost, and other nationally recognized media.