Virginia Beirne (she/her) has over 20 years of nonprofit finance experience across multiple agencies as a consultant, controller and director.
She has worked extensively with management and staff providing reporting, analytic tools, budget guidance, and training. She started her career at Coopers & Lybrand (PricewaterhouseCoopers) consulting, and earned her B.S. in Economics from Northern Arizona University and an M.B.A. in Finance from New York University.
She is a passionate volunteer, and has served on several boards, with a focus on youth, food insecurity and community development. With her husband Tom, and their 3 children, family time is often spent lakeside, and as time allows she’s an avid reader and long time vinyl collector.
Alysia Nicole Harris is a linguist and award-winning poet. She received her MFA in creative writing from NYU and this year completed her PhD in linguistics from Yale. For the last 9 years Alysia has toured nationally and internationally, performing across five continents and for universities and institutions like the UN and the US Embassy. Her YouTube performances have garnered over 5 million views. Alysia’s poems and workshops focus on vulnerability as practice, racial reconciliation, sustainable activism, spiritual exploration, and social healing. Her work as been widely published and anthologized; her first chapbook won the 2015 New Women’s Voices Contest.
Since 2009, Alysia has maintained an active commitment to mentoring young people. She has experience working with a wide variety of students from incarcerated pre-trial youth to elite preparatory students. From 2013-2017 Alysia mentored college and high school students helping young people give voice to experiences of trauma, systematic racism, and gender-based violence through written and performance poetry.
In 2018, Alysia designed and launched an 8-week intensive peace building program for Muslim and Christian youth from conservative backgrounds in New Haven, CT through the nonprofit Pathways For Mutual Respect. Modeling the curriculum on best practices put forth by various NGO in the human rights sector and building in intersectional and trauma-informed perspectives, Alysia developed the program to activate urban young people’s potential to influence social cohesion and address community-identified needs. She and Pathways are now working together to adapt the curriculum for application in refugee contexts in Lebanon and Jordan.
Alysia currently lives in Atlanta were she serves as a managing editor for the regional nonprofit media organization Scalawag, which highlights the stories of Black, brown, queer and rural Southerners. Her pronouns are she, her, hers.
Sarah Jakiel is Senior Director for Human Rights, Education, and Empowerment at Winrock International. She is a technical expert, strategist, and manager with more than 15 years of experience countering human trafficking, child and forced labor, and gender-based violence. Her team is focused on developing inclusive social and economic empowerment and development programming in high risk and marginalized communities.
Sarah previously served as the Chief Program Officer at Polaris, where she led program design and organization-wide impact strategy focused on reducing incidences of trafficking in the United States. During her tenure at Polaris, Sarah launched and led the National Human Trafficking Hotline which serves as a critical, national resource focused on victim identification, increasing survivors’ access to quality services, and directing key data and intelligence to law enforcement, government, and institutional stakeholders positioned to help. She led targeted capacity building efforts of national hotline hubs in the UK, Mexico, and Canada and launched Polaris’ Data Analysis wing to learn more about the scope, size, and systems of trafficking and helped to design strategic interventions to disrupt human trafficking networks.
Sarah has collaborated closely with community partners, international and nongovernmental organizations, law enforcement, funders, technologists, and the private sector to forge effective cross-disciplinary partnerships necessary to fight human trafficking at scale and drive long term social change. Sarah thrives on improving efficiency, problem solving, and crafting innovative models to tackle the intersectional nature of social justice issues.
Sarah is on the Board of Directors of Love146, holds a BA from the University of Virginia in Political Science and French and an MA in Human Rights and Social Justice from American University and spent several years living and working abroad in Eastern Europe and SE Asia. Sarah is passionate about anything that connects to the ocean or the mountains, racial equity and transformative justice, and shared leadership models.
Desirea Stott-Rodgers co-founded Love146, an international human rights organization working to end child trafficking and exploitation. She worked as the Creative Director and in the communications department for 10 years. Desirea has worked in over 20 countries. She is an award winning, published documentary photographer who specializes in day sessions for families and humanitarian organizations.
Photographing since 2002 with clients in the U.S., Asia, and Europe, Desirea is most known for her images that capture the authentic, beautiful and slightly weird moments of the everyday. She has spent half her life in the Northeast U.S. and the other half in the Northwest. When she is not traveling for photography she is located on a small art farm with her husband and two daughters in rural OR.
Nathan Earl is an anti-trafficking pioneer, fierce advocate and visionary leader with a passion for building resilient communities immune to exploitation. Through his work as a Public Health Consultant at Giant Slayer Consulting, Nathan leverages more than 20 years of lived and professional experience to help organizations and communities prevent violence against boys and male-identifying individuals.
In 2014, Mr. Earl operationalized and led one of the first direct service programs for male survivors of human trafficking in the country. Based in South Florida, the program provided outreach, care coordination, case management, and housing coordination for young adult male survivors challenged with substance dependency. Nathan currently assists Federal, State and NGO partners increase their capacity to prevent human trafficking in the areas of research, collective impact, primary prevention and crisis intervention.
Mr. Earl is a member of multiple research teams tasked with studying the scope and prevalence of male sex trafficking, acute gaps in mental health care experienced by survivors of human trafficking, and the exploitation of LGBTQIA youth experiencing homelessness.
Mr. Earl is a 2019 Fellow of the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services’ Human Trafficking Leadership Academy. Nathan holds a Bachelor of Science degree in Marketing from the University of South Florida and is currently pursuing his Master’s in Public Health degree at Yale University. Mr. Earl possesses a Certificate in Leadership from Coro Southern California, and a Certificate in Human Subjects Research from CITI.
“Everything can be taken from a man but one thing: the last of the human freedoms—to choose one’s attitude in any given set of circumstances, to choose one’s own way.” — Viktor Frankl
Maggie Lee is the senior staff attorney at the Human Trafficking Legal Center. She leads the Center’s strategic litigation program. Maggie previously spent nine years as a federal prosecutor. Most recently, she was the Deputy Chief of Civil Rights for the Criminal Division at the U.S. Attorney’s Office for the Eastern District of New York, where she was responsible for investigations and prosecutions involving human trafficking, hate crimes and color of law violations.
During her time as a federal prosecutor, Maggie led investigations into numerous transnational organizations engaged in trafficking vulnerable individuals both in the United States and abroad. Through her work, Maggie worked extensively with survivors of human trafficking. She has received the Federal Bureau of Investigation Director’s Award for Excellence in International Operations, the Homeland Security Investigations New York Prosecutor of the Year Award and the Attorney General’s Award for Distinguished Service.
Maggie clerked for the Honorable Leonard B. Sand, United States District Court for the Southern District of New York, and the Honorable Margo K. Brodie, United States District Court for the Eastern District of New York. She graduated with honors from Williams College and cum laude from Harvard Law School. She previously served as a Faculty Member for Harvard Law School’s Trial Advocacy Workshop and as an Adjunct Professor of Clinical Law at New York University School of Law, where she taught a seminar and clinic on federal prosecution.
Kyle Webb leads Culture & Engagement for S&P Global, a Financial Services and Data company. He is a strategist, organizational development practictioner, facilitator, and change leader. In his role, Kyle partners with stakeholders across the organization to craft innovative and practical ways to support individual and team change and activate on the purpose and core values of the organization. Most recently, he was a core part of the integration team for the $44B merger between S&P Global and IHS Markit, with a focus on integrating the two cultures and supporting engagement.
Prior to joining the S&P Global, Kyle was a Manager in Accenture Strategy’s Talent & Organization practice, with a focus on operating model design. He worked with clients across industries and functions to shape transformational organization change.
Kyle cares deeply about eliminating trafficking in persons. He formerly served as a volunteer analyst with La Strada International, where he wrote on how to engage the private sector as well as performed various other research.
Kyle holds an International MBA from the Moore School of Business at the University of South Carolina with a focus in Global Supply Chain and Operations Management and a Bachelor of Science in Accounting from Ohio Northern University. He loves music, travel, coffee, and connecting with nature.
Reina Tschoe has worked in the financial services industry for over 9 years. She is a strategist and manager of risk, with compliance experience and a legal background. She is currently a Vice President of Reputational Risk Management for an international investment bank based in Switzerland where she advises on risk, compliance, and reputational impact strategy for global clients across a wide range of sectors, including but not limited to ESG topics, consumer goods, and tech.
Prior to being a reputational risk manager, Reina worked at Goldman Sachs where she oversaw the government interactions compliance program and also was a senior analyst performing qualitative risk assessment and due diligence on a wide range of business activities at the bank.
Reina is deeply passionate about empowering and providing support to vulnerable communities, like fighting against human trafficking. She received her BA in International Affairs at George Washington University and her JD from Suffolk University Law School. She has spent some time working as a pro-bono attorney for the New York Legal Assistance Group, where she provided services and support to low-income clients in consumer defense cases.
In her free time, she loves to travel to new places to help gain new perspectives and is currently learning Spanish.
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