Interim Executive Director and Anti-Trafficking Program Manager:
Jody Haskin (she/her/hers) is the Interim Executive Director and Anti-Program Manager at IOFA. Jody has worked to support and lead various anti-trafficking programs for IOFA since 2013. Currently, Jody leads the Training and Technical Assistance initiative funded through the Department of Justice Office on Violence against Women to provide training and resources to youth-serving organizations throughout the United States. Jody is a founding member and steering committee member of the National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG) where she supervises the administration and coordination of the group. Jody is a co-leader of the Chicago Collaboration on Trafficking of Youth with Disabilities and has led and contributed to anti-trafficking training programs within the disability community. Jody’s work also includes developing resources and increasing capacity for youth-serving organizations to respond effectively to sex and labor trafficking. Jody has trained both professionals and community leaders on the commercial sexual exploitation of children (CSE) and child labor trafficking through the Asian American Trafficking Outreach Project (AATOP) in Chicago, and has contributed to curricula and handbook development to guide child welfare professionals in identifying and responding to child trafficking for the New York Office of Children and Family Services. Jody earned her MA in International Human Rights from the Josef Korbel School of International Studies (JKSIS) where she was a member of the Human Trafficking Center, and completed a training and technical assistance fellowship at Polaris in Washington D.C. Jody’s foundation of her passion for social justice stems from her education at Western Michigan University where she earned her Bachelor of Social Work.