Debra Jones

Debra A. Jones is a Co-Founder of IOFA and serves as the  Board Chair. Debra is a senior advocate and influencer with 30 years of experience leading groundbreaking programs, high-impact advocacy campaigns, and pioneering research; a passion for empowering local communities to develop and execute innovative solutions to

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Ali Boak

Ali Boak (she/her/hers) co-founded IOFA and currently serves as Strategic Advisor to the organization.  Ali launched IOFA in 1999, after returning from three years abroad as a Peace Corps Volunteer and Fulbright scholar where she became aware of the extensive trafficking of children and youth. A long-time

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Jody Haskin

Jody Haskin (she/her/hers) is the Interim Executive Director 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

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Lara Kingstone

Lara Kingstone (She/Her/Hers) serves as the Task Force Coordinator of the  Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force. Lara started her career as a mentor in a program designed to integrate London communities and support young people in becoming active and engaged citizens. Lara earned a BA in Political Communications

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Sari Latomaa

Sari Latomaa (she/her/hers) is an anti-trafficking expert and human rights advocate, currently working as a Coordinator for the National Human Trafficking and Disabilities Working Group (NHTDWG). Sari believes a multi-disciplinary approach is fundamental for effectively fighting for human rights, and is passionate about the intersection of law,

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Savannah Sanders

Savannah Sanders is the founder of SexTraffickingPrevention.org and author of Sex Trafficking Prevention: A Trauma-Informed Approach for Parents and Professionals. She has expertise in human trafficking and child abuse prevention, trauma-informed care, harm reduction, intergenerational abuse and is a strong advocate for survivor leadership. For more than

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Jae Jin Pak

Jae Jin (he/him/his) serves as the project coordinator for the “Improving Healthcare Response of Persons with Disabilities” generously funded by the WITH Foundation. He is a social justice advocate, educator, and ally with over 25 years of experience working on issues of domestic/sexual violence, human trafficking prevention,

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Jessica Hinman

Jessica (she/her/hers) is an IL-LEND Fellow with IOFA. She is a doctoral student in the Rehabilitation Sciences program at the University of Illinois at Chicago and is a Board Certified Behavior Analyst (BCBA). She has six years of experience working with children, adolescents, and young adults with

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Lindsay Bridegum

  Lindsay Bridegum (she/her/hers) is an at IOFA. She is a graduate student at the Crown Family School of Social Work, Policy, and Practice at the University of Chicago. She has been working with IOFA since September 2021, and is working with the NHTDWG team, focusing on

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Tanya Estrada Gomez

Tanya Estrada Gomez

Tanya Estrada Gomez (she/her/ella) is a Graduate Student Intern at IOFA. She earned her Bachelor of Arts in Criminology and Justice Studies from California State University, Northridge. As an undergraduate student, Tanya conducted a research project on police legitimacy studying civilian attitudes towards police contacts. She has

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