Our Team

Tyler Deaton

Tyler Deaton is the Senior Advisor to Freedom to Believe and President of Allegiance Strategies, a D.C.-based public affairs consulting firm focused on helping clients achieve a freer, safer, and stronger world. Tyler advises the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants on public policy and conservative engagement. He also serves as the Senior Advisor to American Unity Fund and American Unity PAC, working with fellow conservatives to advance the cause of freedom for LGBTQ Americans. Tyler has been active in the New Hampshire Young

Tyler Deaton

Republicans and the New Hampshire Republican State Committee, serving in multiple roles. Tyler has worked on bipartisan issue advocacy campaigns in the areas of healthcare, immigration, criminal justice, transportation, and education.  Tyler studied political science at Wheaton College in Illinois. He and his husband live in Washington, D.C.

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Diliman Abdulkader

Diliman Abdulkader is Advisor to Freedom To Believe and the Director of External Relations at Allegiance Strategies, a D.C. based public affairs consulting firm focused on helping clients achieve a freer, safer and stronger world. Diliman aims to build a bridge between American Muslims and the American conservative community to help ensure a healthier understanding of religious freedom. Diliman comes from a foreign policy, national security background where he was previously the Director of the Kurdistan Project at a DC policy shop, he invested his time on Capitol Hill, educating lawmakers, staffers on the plight of the Kurds. Diliman has been published and quoted in The National Interest, Newsweek, 

Stacie Blake

Jerusalem Post, The Defense Post, Security Studies Group, Washington Examiner, Al Monitor, The Telegraph, Turkish Institute among others. Diliman received his MA at the American University in Washington DC in international peace and conflict resolution and his BA at the University of Washington in politics, philosophy and economics with a minor in human rights. Diliman was born in Kirkuk and along with his family spent seven years at a refugee camp in Syria following the first Gulf War. 

Stacie Blake is the Director of Government and Community Relations for the U.S. Committee for Refugees and Immigrants.  A passion for justice guides her career with leadership positions at local, state and national levels in Vermont, Florida, and now DC. She previously led the Florida Center for Survivors of Torture where she developed and launched the National Partnership for Community Training.  She led Community Tampa Bay, a legacy program of the National Conference for Christians and Jews, updated and working to end discrimination and treat every individual with dignity and respect.

individual with dignity and respect.  Ms. Blake holds two degrees from the University of Vermont and was elected twice as a member of the Mount Mansfield Union School District. She is a graduate of the Vermont Leadership Institute and Leadership Florida.