Founder of FamiliesBelong.org, Shannon works at a cyber security nonprofit. She organized the Families Belong Together volunteer group after learning about the trauma and abuse that children suffer after being separated from their families. Shannon also volunteers on the communications team at Towards an Inclusive Peace, and she holds a master's degree in Political Science from the University of Nebraska at Omaha.
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Media & Communications Director
Anna Tarkov is a naturalized American citizen originally from Kiev. Her family came to the US in the summer of 1989 as refugees from the former USSR due to tireless advocacy by American Jews on behalf of Soviet Jewish families. As a result, she is keenly aware of the disparity in the treatment her family received and the treatment of families and migrants on our southern border. Anna has a multi-faceted background in media, journalism, PR, marketing, and non-profit work as well as being mom to a wonderful autistic & non-verbal boy. She is married and lives in the Chicago suburbs.
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Dr. Eve Krief is a Pediatrician on Long Island, NY. She earned a BA in Comparative Literature at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor and received her medical degree from Sackler School of Medicine. She works with her local American Academy of Pediatrics chapter on legislative advocacy and is founder of Long Island Inclusive Communities Against Hate.
Jessica Craig is a literary agent for multicultural writers (www.craigliterary.com) based in Barcelona, Spain yet regularly in London or Connecticut or NYC. As an undergraduate at Columbia she focused on Islamic studies and earned her BA in Comparative Religion (CC ’94). She became an activist after participating in Women’s March and in May 2018 organized US citizens abroad to protest zero tolerance policy and family separation, forming an action group in Spain and an international coalition which can be joined/followed:
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Micaela Eller is a Leadership and Agile Coach and Professional Speaker living in Austin, TX. She earned her BA in Interdisciplinary Studies at Boston University and holds multiple professional certifications. She speaks at technical, professional, leadership and women's conferences on Women's Leadership, Women in Tech, Mental Health, Technology, and Scrum and Agile Practice. Recently, she turned her professional talents toward social advocacy for women's rights, immigrant rights and mental health and works with small and large advocacy groups. Her dream is to live in a world where shame, fear and hatred cannot be used as weapons to silence dissent or dismantle healthy public discourse.
Lead, Outreach and Youth Engagement
Skye Wagoner is a student activist who attends a university in Southern California. Her three main focuses are studying, organizing, and surfing. She is passionate about many issues but she has zeroed in primarily on climate change, gun violence, and immigration/refugee policies. Other than her work on Families Belong Together, she has also been involved in Road To Change and the National March On NRA.
Heidi Li Feldman
Heidi Li Feldman is Professor of Law and Associate Professor of Philosophy (by courtesy) at Georgetown University Law Center. She is also the founder and director of Leaders from Law, a nonprofit start-up dedicated to training and education for progressive law students and young lawyers aiming to run for office. Dr. Feldman regularly speaks to major media on topics ranging from U.S. gun regulation efforts to women’s support for Hillary Clinton’s 2016 candidacy to political efforts to oppose the current Republican agenda.