• Debra Jones
    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...
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  • Samantha Lake
    Samantha Lake
    Samantha Lake (she/her/hers) is an undergrad intern. Samantha is an undergraduate student at Rochester Institute of Technology majoring in Criminal Justice. Samantha is profoundly deaf and wears a cochlear implant that helps her hear. Samantha has a passion for working with children.   ...
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  • Ali Boak
    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...
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  • Jody Haskin
    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...
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  • Lara Kingstone
    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...
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  • Sari Latomaa
    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...
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  • Savannah Sanders
    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....
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  • Jae Jin Pak
    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,...
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  • Jessica Hinman
    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...
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  • Lindsay Bridegum
    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...
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  • Arunima Bhattacharjee
    Arunima Bhattacharjee
    Arunima Bhattacharjee (she/her/hers) is a Graduate Student Intern at IOFA. She was born and raised in Dhaka, Bangladesh. She came to the U.S. as a high school exchange student through the Kennedy-Lugar Youth Exchange Program (K-L YES). Arunima received her Bachelor of Science from...
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