• 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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  • 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 specialist, trainer and human rights advocate. She joined IOFA in 2021, and is currently working as a Task Force Data and Program Support Specialist for the Westchester County Anti-Trafficking Task Force. Sari has been working in 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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  • 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...
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  • Alyssa Orona
    Alyssa Orona
    Alyssa Orona (she/her/hers) is a graduate student intern at IOFA obtaining her master’s degree in social work at The University of Chicago. Prior to this, Alyssa received bachelors degrees in social work and sociology at St. Ambrose University in Davenport, IA. She has previously...
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  • Jessica Nieves
    Jessica Nieves
    Jessica Nieves (she/her/hers) is an undergraduate Student Intern at IOFA, beginning in January of 2023. She is a transfer student from City Colleges of Chicago and in her Senior year at the University of Illinois at Chicago. Projected to graduate this Spring of 2023....
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  • Ester Nikolla
    Ester Nikolla
    Ester Nikolla (she/her/hers) is a volunteer at IOFA. She is a UW-Madison graduate with a degree in Neurobiology. Ester has been working with IOFA to provide technical assistance. She is an aspiring physician and hopes to integrate the knowledge she’s gaining at IOFA into...
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