Jacklyn DeMar
President & Chief Executive Officer

Jacklyn DeMar is the President and Chief Executive Officer of The Anti-Fraud Coalition. Jacklyn works with whistleblowers, their counsel, and government attorneys on matters involving the various whistleblower programs. She files amicus curiae brief in federal courts across the country—including the U.S. Supreme Court—and serves as editor-in-chief of TAF’s legal periodical, the False Claims Act & Qui Tam Quarterly Review. She is also responsible for coordinating the TAF Annual Conference, the nation’s largest annual False Claims Act conference. Jacklyn began at TAF as the staff attorney in August 2014 and has focused on False Claims Act and other fraud practices for most of her career, since graduating cum laude from American University’s Washington College of Law in 2009. She has experience practicing at large DC law firms, as well as ample experience in the e-Discovery field from her experience working for one of the largest e-Discovery providers in the United States. She is a member of the Maryland and DC bars.

Takeia Garner-Kiett
Director of Operations & Membership Services

Takeia Garner-Kiett is the Director of Operations & Membership Services of The Anti-Fraud Coalition. Takeia is responsible for manning the day-to-day activities of the organization, including human resources, benefits, payroll administration, finances, risk management, accounts receivable and payable, endowment and funding operations, and is a liaison between the staff and TAF Coalition Board of Directors. Takeia also manages the membership side of the organization and plays an integral part in all member-related initiatives such as conference planning, database management, and fielding member inquires. Takeia joined TAF in February 2005 with a background in the legal and non-profit fields, with a specific expertise in association management and conference planning. Takeia earned her Bachelor of Arts from the University of Maryland, University College and lives in Maryland with her husband, two children, and feisty beagle.

Grace Swindler
Director of Legal Education

Grace Swindler is the Director of Legal Education at The Anti-Fraud Coalition. Grace provides educational information to the public and assists with preparing amicus curiae briefs and comment letters. Additionally, she is responsible for developing and publishing the bi-weekly caselaw summaries and TAF’s False Claims Act and Quit Tam Quarterly Review Journal. Prior to joining TAF, Grace clerked for the Honorable Danya A. Dayson at the Superior Court of the District of Columbia, drafting criminal and civil dispositive orders. While in law school, she was Lead Articles Editor of the Minnesota Journal of International Law and a Legal Honors Intern with the U.S. Securities and Exchange Commission’s Division of Enforcement. At Bocconi University in Milan, Italy, Grace spent a semester studying European Union laws, focusing on fraud and white-collar crime. Grace is a graduate of the University of South Carolina and the University of Minnesota Law School. She is a member of the Maryland Bar.

James King
Director of Communications & Digital

James King is the Director of Communications and Digital of The Anti-Fraud Coalition. James directs the organization’s strategic communications strategy and digital content. He also manages the TAF website, social media channels, weekly newsletter, blog, podcast, legal document database, membership database, printing, marketing, and virtual events. James began at TAF as the Communications and Digital Specialist in March 2019 with a background in digital strategy and communication. Prior to joining TAF, James worked at Indivisible, the Center for American Progress, Every Voice, and President Obama’s 2012 re-election campaign. He also served as a consultant for state and national progressive organizations. James graduated from Kent State University in 2013 and completed a postgraduate degree at the George Washington University in 2015.

Tianyi Xu
Public Interest Advocacy Fellow

Tianyi Xu is the Public Interest Advocacy Fellow for 2023-2024 of The Anti-Fraud Coalition. Tianyi is responsible for undertaking various legal research projects and producing works such as bi-weekly legal case summaries, blog posts as well as settlement announcements, serving as a resource to the TAF community. He graduated from Bowdoin College in May 2023 before joining TAF, having majored in Government and Legal Studies and minored in English, with a major concentration in international relations and constitutional law. He was managing editor for The Bowdoin Orient during college. He plans to attend law school.