Tom Shakely serves as Chief Engagement Officer at Americans United for Life, responsible for brand, communications, and development.
Tom is also a Research Fellow at Discovery Institute’s Center on Human Exceptionalism. Tom previously served as Executive Director of the Terri Schiavo Life & Hope Network, whose 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 Knights of Columbus, and is a Charlotte Lozier Institute guest contributor and a Sons of the American Revolution life member. Tom serves as a board member for the Mount Nittany Conservancy and has previously served as a board member for the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia and as an at-large member of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s Archdiocesan Pastoral Council in Philadelphia, as well as a National Review Institute Washington fellow and as a Leonine Forum fellow.
Tom holds a B.A. in Political Science from the Pennsylvania State University, M.S. in Bioethics from the University of Mary, and Certificate with Distinction from the National Catholic Bioethics Center in Health Care Ethics. Tom has written for National Review, National Catholic Register, the St. Louis Post-Dispatch, HuffPost, and other nationally recognized media.