Our Team

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Amapola Hansberger
Founder and President

Born in Managua, Nicaragua. Entered legally the United States and went to work for Gene Autry’s television station: KTLA-5 in Hollywood, Ca. as an Executive Secretary for the Chief Engineer. Three years later, went to work for NBC-4 in Burbank, Ca., as an Assistant and Secretary to the CFO of Technical Operations.

After the terrible earthquake in Managua, Amapola went to work for Pan American World Airlines. She also became a licensed Realtor and investor in California, Hawaii, and Florida.

Amapola is the president and founder of Legal Immigrants for America. A 501-C-3 non-profit organization designed to promote legal immigration, and give a voice to the voiceless legal immigrant. Married to Jim Hansberger, they reside in Winter Springs, Florida.

Jim Hansberger
Chairman

Born and raised in Minnesota. Graduated from University of Minnesota with degrees in Electrical Engineering and in Business Administration. After graduation moved to Chicago. Employed as project engineer for Motorola then went into golf business for 40 years. His company, Ram Golf Corporation, manufactured golf equipment in the United States and marketed that product domestically and internationally. Sold company in  1999 and moved to Winter Springs, Florida.

Served on the BOD and as golf coach for Trinity Prep from 2001 to 2006. Now Chairman of Legal Immigrants for America. Married to Pola Hansberger.

Brad Staton
Senior Advisor

Brad Staton is the Senior Advisor to LIFA, providing leadership and direction in this season of expansion and growth. In the recent past, he has worked in an advisory role with other non-profits and foundations such as Jerusalem Evangelistic Outreach, Samaritan Village, Hutchison Family Foundation, and Vision 360. Previously, he served as president of the Heart of the City Foundation, Vice President of Corporate Operations of the Lift Disability Network, founding pastor of City Presbyterian Church in Orlando, Pastor of Youth and Families of First Presbyterian Church in Augusta, Georgia, and Pastor of Assimilation and Outreach of Grace Church of the Islands in Savannah, Georgia. Brad received his Bachelor of Business Administration for the University of Georgia and Master of Divinity from Reformed Theological Seminary. He is also a Chartered Advisor in Philanthropy (CAP) through The American College.

Chris Casler
Creative Director
Chris is a creative and talented team player who has a strong communications background from writing to photography to motion picture production. He is currently Creative Director of Legal Immigrants for America. Active in conservative politics, he served as vice chairman of the Osceola County Trump Campaign and is president of Florida Republicans United, a club chartered by the state party in 2016. Born in Washington, DC, he has lived in several foreign countries including California, where he was a motion picture producer, and he now lives in Central Florida with his lovely wife Eliza.
Louie Villani
Content Manager

Louie Villani has worked in the IT business for over 20 years. He has a Bachelor of Science degree in Computer Science, and his MS certifications include MCSE, MCSA, MCP., with TIA Certifications: Net +, A+

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