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Our team is composed of professionals who work with victims of human trafficking through law enforcement, human services, medical care, crime prevention, faith communities, housing services, and more. With over 250 years of collective experience, we’re proud of the work our team does and our commitment to eradicating exploitation.

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Our Staff

EXECUTIVE DIRECTOR: Karri Hemmig (she/her): Co-Founder of Fight to End Exploitation – Connect with Karri on LinkedIn

ADVOCACY COORDINATOR: Rachel Harrison (she/her)

PROJECT COORDINATOR: Teresa Rose (she/her) – Connect with Teresa on LinkedIn

Executive Committee

PRESIDENT: Neal Lofy (he/him): Co-Founder of Fight to End Exploitation  Connect with Neal on LinkedIn

VICE PRESIDENT: Pamala Handrow (she/her): Director of Operations of Bethany Apartments and Women’s Resource Center

TREASURER: Amanda Gain (she/her): Village of Sturtevant Administrator  Connect with Amanda on LinkedIn

SECRETARY: Jeanette Brown (she/her): Executive Director of Safe Haven Racine

Board Members

Julie Ortiz (she/her) Kenosha County Juvenile Court

Melisa Palacios (she/her) Forensic Nurse, Ascension Hospital

Sister Maryann McMahon (she/her) President, Racine Dominicans, The Sisters of St. Dominic

Rachel Cortez RN, CEN, SANE-A, SANE-P (she/her), Ascension Mobile Sexual Assault Treatment Center

Jori Chambers (she/her), Co-executive director of the Women’s Resource Center

Je’Leslie Taylor (she/her), Warden, Racine Youthful Offender Correctional Facility – Connect with Warden Taylor on LinkedIn

Brian Saksa (he/him), Director of Talent Optimization, Titus Talent Strategies – Connect with Brian on LinkedIn

Domonique Cobb (she/her), Educator, Racine Unified School District, PhD student, Urban Studies – Connect with Domonique on LinkedIn

James Ruffalo (he/him), Training Development, CNH Industrial – Connect with James on LinkedIn

Advisory Council

Sister Jean Verber (she/her), Racine Dominicans, The Sisters of St. Dominic, Founding FEE Board Member

Arthel Howell (he/him), Retired Chief of Police, Racine Area Police Department, Wisconsin – Connect with Art Howell on LinkedIn

Sean Marschke (he/him), Chief of Police, Sturtevant Village Police Department – Connect with Chief Marschke on LinkedIn