Posts in 2015
Kristin M. McBride

Kristin M. McBride, LLMSW is the Human Trafficking Program Coordinator for the Genesee County Medical Society. Kristin has been a member of the Genesee County Human Trafficking Task Force for more than two years and was hired to work in the field before graduating with her MSW from University of Michigan.

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Lauren Martin

Lauren Martin (PhD) is Director of Research at the University of Minnesota’s Urban Research Outreach-Engagement Center and affiliated faculty at the Humphrey School of Public Affairs. She is nationally recognized for her community-based action research on sex trading and sex trafficking that she started with community partners in 2006.

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2015Walaa KananLauren Martin
David Manville

Manville has presented at 70 trainings: father’s rights, unwed parents, custody & HT issues && was an intensive FC therapist & family therapist. He retired after 22 years as a custody evaluator in Detroit. David is the BSW Advisor & Professor for SWRK School at EMU. Manville developed & teaches 1 of the only HT class in MI which is now be all year. He runs a field unit at EMU focusing on HT issues; has been called to Court as an expert witness in HT & is the advisor for student led UNMASKED HT group.

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2015Walaa KananDavid Manville
Milay Lemos

Milay Lemos is a graduate student in Counseling and Global Mental Health at William James College, with a background in feminist research and gender and women’s studies. Milay is currently a research assistant with RIA House.

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2015Walaa KananMilay Lemos
Amy LaGesse

Amy LaGesse is the Regional Grant Coordinator for the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition. Amy works with Local Outreach Partners under the Rescue and Restore Grant to identify and refer foreign born victims of human trafficking to appropriate services. Amy has her Masters in Sociology from the University of Toledo.

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2015Walaa KananAmy LaGesse
Sarah Ladd

Sarah Ladd, Esq. is an attorney and Skadden Fellow with the Legal Aid of Western Ohio Human Trafficking Protection Project, which she founded in September 2013. Sarah has her JD from Michigan State University College of Law. She is part a collaborative team that provides services and advocacy to human trafficking survivors in Ohio., and is a proud member of the Lucas County Human Trafficking Coalition and the Northwest Ohio Rescue and Restore Coalition.

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2015Walaa KananSarah Ladd
Awkash Kumar

Awkash Kumar, PhD scholar, Central University of Gujarat, India. Kumar research area is human trafficking and the counter trafficking mechanism in India and Bangladesh. Completed M.Phil. on “Human Trafficking as a Security Threat: a Case Study of Bihar”. Completed masters in criminology. The interest areas are policing, human trafficking, human rights, police administration and investigation, juvenile crime and child protection, naxal insurgency.

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2015Walaa KananAwkash Kumar
Kim Kohl

Kim Kohl, MAOL, OTR/L earned her master’s in Organizational Leadership to work with survivors of human trafficking. She is active with Summit County Collaborative Against Human Trafficking and speaks publicly to raise awareness.

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2015Walaa KananKim Kohl
Elana Koh

Elana Koh is a graduate from Kent State University with a bachelors in Marketing. In 2014, Koh was one of seven AmeriCorps PATH members brought on by the Ohio Human Trafficking Task Force as a human trafficking public education specialist and assisted in coalition building in NE Ohio. She has served as co-chair of Stark County coalition (PATHS) and long term volunteer with Imagine Foundation.

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2015Walaa KananElana Koh
Pefi Kingi

Pefi is a daughter of Niue, an island nation in the South Pacific; and Executive Director of “PacificWIN”. She has had long service in community development; human & gender rights; youth & women’s development; education across sector; public health & mental health service provision; qualitative research; heritage indigenous language; cultural heritage performing arts, and latterly, Human Trafficking in the Pacific Region, her PhD focus…Kia Monuina Blessings

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2015Walaa KananPefi Kingi
Dr. Charles Hounmenou

Dr. Charles Hounmenou is an assistant professor at the Jane Addams College of Social Work, University of Illinois at Chicago. Formerly a research specialist at the College’s Center for Social Policy and Research, he conducted substantial research on human trafficking and police brutality in the U.S.A. Recently, he was the principal investigator for three international studies on child prostitution in Benin, Burkina Faso, and Niger. Hounmenou holds a Master and Ph.D. degrees in social work

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Kilomarie Granda

KiloMarie holds a B.A. in Counseling. She received her M.S. in Criminal Justice. She is currently a doctoral student working towards a degree in social work. KiloMarie currently serves as a Violence Prevention and Response Program Coordinator and Advocate for the University of Minnesota. She is also the E.D. of a non-profit org., Unspoken Voices. KiloMarie will be speaking at national and international conferences about various forms of violence within the next several months.

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Kathleen W. Gorman

Kathleen W. Gorman, OTD, received her bachelor’s in psychology from Xavier University and doctorate degree in occupational therapy from the University of Toledo. Her interests include exploring the role of occupation in trauma informed care to combat human trafficking.

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Alice Grabe

Alice Grabe grew up in South Africa. Grabe then attended Virginia Tech where she studied Urban Planning. Post-graduation, Alice joined Teach For America, teaching 8th grade science in Pine Bluff, Arkansas. Alice G experience in Arkansas intensified her interest in law, specifically in education reformation.

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2015Walaa KananAlice Grabe
Jill St George

Jill St George is a Lecturer in Law at the University of the West Indies, Cave Hill campus, Barbados. Having qualified at the Bar of England & Wales, Jill worked as a Research Assistant in the UK before moving abroad. After enjoying a short time in the Bahrain, Jill moved to Barbados in 2011. Jill’s areas of teaching & research include Family law, Gender and the law in the Commonwealth Caribbean and Criminal law, with a focus on gender-based violence and human trafficking in the Caribbean.

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2015Walaa KananJill St George
Olaide Abass Gbadamosi

He hold Doctorate, Master and Bachelor degrees in Law and is a Barrister and Solicitor of the Supreme Court of Nigeria. He is also a member of the Chartered Institute of Marketing, Chartered Institute of Purchasing and Supply and Chartered Institute of Arbitrators, United Kingdom. He is an Associate Professor of Law and Acting Head, Department of Public and International Law, Osun State University, Nigeria.

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