Kristina S. Heuser, Esq., Legal Counsel

Kristina S. Heuser, Esq. was born and raised in Queens, New York and holds a Bachelor of Arts degree in Government from Georgetown University. While in college, Ms. Heuser interned on Capitol Hill for Representative J.C. Watts (R-OK) and the House Republican Conference and served as the D.C. area student coordinator for the Alan Keyes presidential campaign. Ms. Heuser also worked for The Declaration Foundation, non-profit organization focused on civics education founded by Ambassador Keyes. After college, Ms. Heuser returned home to New York and worked as a paralegal at the Manhattan District Attorney’s Office while pursuing her Juris Doctorate in the evenings at Brooklyn Law School. After law school, Ms. Heuser worked for a small Manhattan firm and practiced in the areas of civil rights litigation and appeals and federal criminal defense. She received training from and serves as an Allied Attorney with Alliance Defending Freedom, an organization dedicated to protecting and defending religious liberties. In addition to this most important work, Ms. Heuser’s practice has been focused in the areas of general civil/constitutional rights litigation, municipal law, and appeals. Ms. Heuser is so excited to partner with the American Constitutional Rights Union to advance the important initiatives of this dedicated and principled organization.

Jonathan Dobbs, Project Director, Committee to Support and Defend

Captain Jonathan Dobbs is the Project Director for the American Constitutional Rights Union’s Committee to Support and Defend. The ACRU Committee to Support and Defend represents former members of the U.S. military who strongly believe that their pledge to support and defend the Constitution has no expiration date.

Formerly, Captain Dobbs served as an Active Duty Chaplain in the United States Air Force, advising leaders on spiritual, ethical, moral, morale, and religious accommodation issues within their units. Prior to his Active-Duty Chaplaincy career, he entered the United States Air Force in 1997 as a Crew Chief on the F-16 Falcon. Soon after he was commissioned in the Air Force in 2002 through ROTC at the University of Georgia as an Aircraft Maintenance Officer. In 2008 he transferred to the Reserves while completing his MDiv to prepare for full time Ministry. After which, he transitioned to IRR for a seven-year term of pastoral training and missionary service in South Asia. In 2016, he was endorsed and re-appointed into the Air Force Reserves as a Protestant Chaplain. He served as the Deputy Wing Chaplain for a Combat Search and Rescue Unit along with being a full-time missionary in South Florida. Captain Dobbs was awarded Chaplain of the Year for the Air Force Reserves in 2019, and soon after was selected from the Reserves for active-duty military service. In that role he delivered ministry for 1,200 yearly worldwide aerial refueling and special airlift missions of the United States and their other collation partners. In 2021, in his final assignment he served as a Chaplain for Pope Army Air Field in support of the 82nd Airborne.

In the middle of Captain Dobbs’ military service, his career transitioned to calling when he was accepted to seminary with his first ministry assignment in North India working with unreached, unengaged people groups as a church planter trainer for three years. Once he and his family returned in 2014, he accepted a position as a Missions pastor for two years. Then in 2016 he and his family raised funds and joined a missionary team in south FL focused on outreach, discipleship and leader development.

Captain Dobbs graduated from the University of Georgia with a B.S. in Consumer Economics and received a Master’s of Aeronautical Science from Embry Riddle Aeronautical University. Jonathan has also received a Masters of Divinity from Southeastern Baptist Theological Seminary. He most recently completed Clinical Pastoral Education.

Tracey Miller, Vice President

Tracey Miller is an experienced executive with a proven track record of success in non-profit and for-profit organizations.

Early in her career she served in leadership of the Washington Scholarship Fund, where she played a pivotal role in the organization, implementation, and funding of the privately funded school choice program. This program became the foundation for the DC School Choice Incentive Act of 2003 – an initiative to implement school choice nationwide. Mrs. Miller went on to advocate to protect and preserve life as she helped with the nationwide expansion of Baby Safe Haven Laws, which allow mothers to safely relinquish newborn infants without fear of prosecution for abandonment or neglect. Her work was responsible for the safe relinquishment of over 1,000 infants.

In 2003, Mrs. Miller formed Credo Strategies, a boutique consulting firm focused on providing strategic planning, advocacy, and fundraising assistance to non-profits and startup companies.

Mrs. Miller holds a bachelor’s degree in Political Science from American University. Her military family prides itself on service to country and community.

Juliana McMahan, Database Manager

Elena Pratt, Member Relations Coordinator

Jay Collins, Media Relations Manager

Hans von Spakovsky

Hans von Spakovsky is recognized as one of the nation’s leading experts on elections and election reform. He is manager of the Heritage Foundation’s Election Law Reform Initiative and a senior legal fellow in Heritage’s Edwin Meese III Center for Legal and Judicial Studies.
He is the co-author with John Fund of the book “Who’s Counting?: How Fraudsters and Bureaucrats Put Your Vote at Risk” (Encounter Books, 2012).
Before joining Heritage in 2008, Mr. von Spakovsky served two years as a member of the Federal Election Commission, the authority charged with enforcing campaign finance laws for congressional and presidential elections, including public funding.
He has served on the Board of Advisors of the U.S. Election Assistance Commission and on the Fulton County (Ga.) Board of Registrations and Elections. He is a former vice chairman of the Fairfax County (Va.) Electoral Board and a former member of the Virginia Advisory Board to the U.S. Commission on Civil Rights.
A 1984 graduate of Vanderbilt University School of Law, Mr. von Spakovsky received his B.S. degree in 1981 from the Massachusetts Institute of Technology.

Tom McHale, Director of Public Policy and Digital Media

Tom McHale is the Director of Public Policy and Digital Media for American Constitutional Rights Union and ACRU Action Fund.

Tom McHale is an author and Editor of American Handgunner magazine. He’s published seven books to date, most of which focus on Second Amendment-related topics, concealed carry, personal defense, and guns and shooting. During the past 10 years, Tom has published nearly 2,000 articles across a variety of publications.

His most recent book, The Practical Guide to the United States Constitution, provides an entertaining, factually accurate, “owner’s manual” for citizens of the United States of America. This practical guide covers the underlying concepts of natural rights and consent-based government. The book also clarifies how each of the three primary founding documents, the Declaration of Independence, the Constitution, and the Bill of Rights, work together to define the goals, theory, and mechanics of the American system. The heart of this book is a simplified walk through the contents and meaning of the founding documents.

Prior to his writing career, Tom spent 25 years working in the technology industry as a marketing executive and strategic alliances director. Over his tenure in the technology industry, Tom worked for companies including NCR, Verizon, two different internet startups, and spent 11 years with Microsoft. From his time immersed in the tech space, Tom understands not only the opportunities possible from the industry, but the potential dangers, pitfalls, and threats to privacy and freedom.

Tom also understands the challenges faced by the heart of the American economy — small business. He grew up in a family of small business entrepreneurs, taking part in the family business throughout his high school, college, and adult years. Later in life, he invested his life savings, started his own, and became intimately familiar with struggles entrepreneurs face dealing with not only the challenges of growing a business and meeting a payroll but counterproductive and often burdensome government regulations.

Tom is a graduate of Emory University with a major in Economics and a minor in Computer Science. He completed his Master’s Degree in Business Administration at the University of North Florida with a concentration in Finance and Marketing.