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Her Posse

Meet the women making a positive impact on communities everywhere

Board of Directors

Kristy Norbert

Kristy has always believed that life doesn’t work for those who weren’t given the opportunities to make it work, and that circumstance is that difference. Committed to serving survivors across the US and creating opportunities for them to become their own change agents is what Kristy is all about – and having fun on the way!

Kristy Norbert

Co-founder, Executive Director, Connecticut Advocate, LCSW
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Abby believes that taking a risk means that you may just fly. EHN is flying because of her leadership and a believer in economic solutions to cultural problems. We will continue to SOAR as long as they are survivors in this world.

Abby Fabiaschi

Chair and Co-Founder, International Best Selling Author
Kerri McEever

She leads the way as the Treasurer of EHN and understands the power of funding and sustainability. More excel spreadsheets please.

Kerri McKeever

Treasurer of the Board, CFA
Maureen O’Toole

Living in a world of finance and not having a ton of female role models, Maureen is changing that. Fiscal independence is something Maureen is extremely passionate about, and leads the way in making her mark with EHN.

Maureen O’Toole

Board Member, Head of Investor Development at Wealth Management company
Priscilla Angenor

It’s always nice to have immigration attorneys on our side, but even better when they are on our board. Priscilla’s commitment to helping with the solution to human trafficking is palpable.

Priscilla Angenor

Board Member, Immigration Attorney
CarissaP

Law degree from UCLA? Check.
Entrepreneur? Check.
MBA from there too? Check.
Author or RUNAWAY GIRL? Check.
Survivor of human trafficking who is on our board so she can spread the world and help more survivors sooner? Check.
Extraordinary.

Carissa Phelps

Board Member, CEO Runaway Girl
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With her parents being born in India, and with trafficking epidemic in India, Chet appreciated the correlation between education and opportunity. EHN Foundation is built around this core.

Chetana Gowda

Secretary of the Board
Kellie McElhaney

Her Ted Talk was inspiring. She built the highly regarded Center for Equity, Gender, and Inclusion (EGAL) at Berkeley and consulted the biggest brands in the world on social impact. Now she’s using her talent and voice to change the trajectory for survivors of human trafficking in the United States. Once you know, you can’t unknow.

Kellie McElhaney

Board Member, Founding Director, Center for Equity, Gender, and Leadership at Berkeley Haas Business School

Advocates

Melba Robinson

If you are in the Anti-Trafficking field in Atlanta, you know Melba. Actually – scratch that- pretty much everyone we talk to nationally is aware of her work and hugely impressed by Melba – especially EHN!

Melba Robinson

Atlanta Empowerment Advocate
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Doctor of Education and Masters from Stanford – Ileana believes that investing in women is the best way to transform our world. Cheers to Ileana!

Ileana Abreau

Tampa Empowerment Advocate
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Ten years of working with survivors of trafficking, Kate has seen the magic that happens when societal barriers are removed and survivors have a chance to prove themselves. And we have seen the positive explosion that happens when Kate works alongside this path!

Kate Okamoto

NYC Empowerment Advocate
Jaycie Hu

Trauma therapist, experience working with HT survivors, and speaks Mandarin. Who better to navigate the exit ramp then Jaycie!

Jaycie Hu

NYC Empowerment Advocate
Camille Mica

As Camille works on her PhD in psychology while working in the anti-human trafficking for years, California survivors find her warmth and mindfulness exactly what they need as they pursue Destination: Her Choice.

Camille Mica

Southern California Empowerment Advocate
Shamere McKenzie

Activist tied to ground breaking legislation, Consultant, Survivor, Internationally recognized speaker, BALTIMORE EMPOWERMENT ADVOCATE. Charm City rocks.

Shamere McKenzie

Baltimore Empowerment Advocate
Akia Lampkin2

20 plus years experience and life long advocate – Akia is ready and able to rock and roll in Cleveland!

Akia Lampkin

Northeastern Ohio Empowerment Advocate
LenaS

Over 15 years experience and a WEALTH of knowledge with all things related to human rights and human trafficking, Lena’s work with survivors and partners is at the forefront of our West Coast becoming so strong. Portland, you don’t know how lucky you are.

Lena S.

Portland Empowerment Advocate
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An Advocate of Empower Her Network since inception, Taylor is a natural leader at building relationships through compassion and boundaries. Taylor is an amazing activist for survivors of trafficking and Empower Her Network is grateful for all she adds to this network!

Taylor Loomis

Advocate

Advisory Network

Katisha Andrews

With a passion for social justice, and racial and gender equality, Katisha works with the Program Committee to help ensure we are always aligned with our practices and policies. Her voice is valuable to our program and the future of EHN.

Katisha Andrew

Coordinator for CILEC (Citiwide Immigrant Legal Empowerment Collaborative)
Kimberly Mehlman-Orozco

An expert researcher on human trafficking, Kimberly guides us on our metrics and helps with the foundation of what to measure. We started off with a research/ business model because of her support and work.

Kimberly Mehlman- Orozco

Accomplished Survey Methodologist, Research Scientist, and Quantitative and Qualitative Consultant on issues related to human trafficking
Lisa Salzer

Lisa, founder of Lulu Frost, created the Empowerment Bracelet alongside survivors of human trafficking to help launch Empower Her Network. She has donated all of the proceeds back to EHN, and has impacted so many survivors because of this impact.

Lisa Salzer-Wiles

Designer and Founder of Lulu Frost Jewelery
Julie Zuraw

Empowered Women Empower Women. Julie, an expert in developing executives and corporate positioning strategy works with EHN Board and Executives on the power of our voices and moving forward with power and sustainability. Because Empowered Women Empower Women/

Julie Zuraw

Founder and CEO of Julie Zuraw Group
Laura Brodsky

“How can I help” was Laura’s call to us? She now focuses her fundraising experience and advocacy on marginalized populations. Thrilled she is on our team!

Laura Brodsky

Community Activist, Fundraiser Extradinaire
Crystal Walker

It’s a network for a reason. As Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Diversty and Inclusion for Wellcare, she’s been a matchmaker for board openings, corporate giving contacts, and helps us get the word out. Amazing.

Crystal Walker

Vice President of Corporate Responsibility, Inclusion and Diversity for Wellcare Health Plans
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Helping our alumni navigate what’s next after EHN, Jill provides consistency and representation of EHN to our growing alumni network.

Jill Stern

Alumni Coordinator for Empower Her Network
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Going from teaching 1 course on human trafficking a year at University of Maryland, Christine now impacts 240 students a year who take her classes on human trafficking. They now know what’s up because of Christine, and Christine’s on a mission to educate more through EHN!

Christine White

Professor of Criminology and Criminal Justice