Freedom for All Americans Board
Tyler Deaton is the Chairman and a founding member of the Freedom for All Americans Board. Tyler is President of Allegiance Strategies, a D.C.-based public affairs consulting firm helping clients build a freer, safer, and stronger world. Tyler oversees center-right strategy on behalf of several non-profit organizations, and he serves as the Senior Advisor to several Allegiance clients including American Unity Fund, American Unity PAC, and Freedom to Believe. Tyler has worked on bipartisan issue advocacy campaigns in the areas of LGBTQ rights, religious freedom, immigration, criminal justice, and education. Tyler and his husband James live in Washington, D.C.
Steph Perkins is the executive director of PROMO, Missouri's statewide organization advocating for lesbian, gay, bisexual, and transgender equality through legislative action, electoral politics, grassroots organizing, and community education. Prior to serving in this role, Perkins was the interim director of PROMO and was Deputy Director for nearly five years. Perkins first joined PROMO as a volunteer in 2006 and became a Southwest Missouri Field Organizer, based in Springfield, beginning in 2008.
During his more than eight years with PROMO, Perkins has been involved with a number of vital initiatives, including working for more than six years to pass a nondiscrimination ordinance in Springfield; coordinating with the One Springfield NO Repeal Campaign, which attempted to secure a nondiscrimination ordinance, losing by only an incredibly small margin in a conservative stronghold in the state; working with the PROMO field team to secure wins and progress across Missouri in passing nondiscrimination ordinances, health equity and statewide education; and leading cultural competency trainings for university staff, business leaders, and health providers. Steph is based in St. Louis.
Anne Stanback has spent 30 years working for lesbian, gay, bisexual and transgender rights, including her work as the founding Executive Director of Love Makes A Family, the lead organization that successfully fought for the freedom to marry in Connecticut. She cut her LGBTQ organizing teeth as a leader in the successful effort to pass a nondiscrimination law in Connecticut in 1991.
Most recently Anne served as the Director of Strategic Partnerships for the Equality Federation, the movement builder and strategic partner to state-based organizations winning equality in the communities we call home. Anne’s primary focus was working with states to develop plans, strategies and resources to pass laws to protect LGBT people from discrimination in employment, housing and public accommodations.
Anne is a graduate of Davidson College and Yale Divinity School. A North Carolina native, Anne has lived in Connecticut for over 30 years with her wife Charlotte Kinlock. She is an active member at Immanuel Congregational Church (UCC) in Hartford.
Amy Waggoner is the Director of Midwest State & Local Government Affairs for Salesforce, the fastest growing top 10 software company in the world and one of the world’s most innovative companies as ranked by Forbes for seven years in a row. She advocates on behalf of Salesforce to elected officials across the country on various matters such as cloud computing policy, economic development opportunities and equality for all.
Previously, Amy served Indianapolis Mayor Greg Ballard for five years as Deputy Chief of Staff where she was the liaison between the Mayor’s Office and multiple internal agencies and external organizations, focusing on public safety, transit and election matters. Amy managed the Mayor’s Office $5 million budget and oversaw all staffing, hiring and office operations. Additionally, she managed the ethics and lobbying activity for the City of Indianapolis.
Prior to her role with the City of Indianapolis, Amy worked for the Marion County Prosecutor, the Indiana Republican Party and the Indiana House of Representatives Republican Caucus. Amy has been involved in government and politics since moving to Indianapolis in 2002. In her spare time, Amy has worked on many different campaigns at the local, state and national levels.
Amy serves on the Board of Directors for both the Indiana Repertory Theater and the Richard G. Lugar Excellence in Public Service Series. She is also a gubernatorial appointee to the Indiana School for the Deaf Board. She lives in downtown Indianapolis and her son attends Purdue University.