Board of Directors

Tom McDonough is a co-founder and current president of The American Family Project. For 35 years he was in commercial real estate finance and development, including eight years in Prague, Czech Republic. He is the author of three books including An Eye for Others: Dorothy Day, Journalist 1916-1917.

Emmett McGroarty, a graduate of Georgetown University and Fordham School of Law, has long labored in support of the family. He is Director of Research and Planning at The Institute for Human Ecology at The Catholic University of America. Prior the joining CUA, he was Director of Education at American Principles Project where he led its effort to defend parental rights and to ensure that they have a say in what their children learn and who teaches it to them. McGroarty is one of the four co-founders of Truth in American Education, a nationwide network of individuals and organizations that sheds light on the Common Core system.

He is co-author of Cogs in the Machine: Big Data, Common Core, and National Testing, and Deconstructing the Administrative State (2017). His other written works have been published by, among others, Crisis Magazine, Daily Caller, New York Post, Public Discourse, The Blaze, The Examiner, Townhall Magazine, U.S. News & World Report, and USA Today. He has been a guest on, among others, the Glenn Beck Program, the Daily Run Down with Chuck Todd, Fox News, Laura Ingraham, Lars Larson, The Hugh Hewitt Show, and The Steve Deace Show.

Joseph Guy is Director of Programs for the Club for Growth Foundation . Previously, he worked in the White House Liaison Office at the United States Agency for International Development (USAID) for President Trump. He earned a B.A. from Maxwell School of Citizenship at Syracuse University, Summa Cum Laude, and obtained his Master’s in Public Policy Analysis from Georgetown University’s McCourt School of Public Policy.

Edie Heipel is Deputy Communications Director & Fellow at the Center for Renewing America and a frequent contributor to various outlets, including the Federalist. Previously, she worked at the White House Office of Management and Budget under President Trump. She is pursuing her Master’s in Governance at Hillsdale’s Van Andel School of Government, and she obtained her B.A. in Political Science from Wheaton College.

Louis March is a co-founder of The American Family Project. He has a background in government, business and philanthropy. A former talk show host and public speaker, he writes for Mercator Net and Chronicles. Louis lives with his family in the Shenandoah Valley of Virginia.