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, Knights of Columbus, and Democrats for Life. Tom is a Charlotte Lozier Institute guest contributor and a Sons of the American Revolution life member. Tom serves as a board member for the Pro-Life Union of Greater Philadelphia as well as the Mount Nittany Conservancy. He has served as a past member of Archbishop Charles J. Chaput’s Archdiocesan Pastoral Council in Philadelphia, 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.