SAFE was started by a team of people who lose sleep at night because they know girls and women are being sexually exploited in their communities.
That small group grew into a fantastic Advisory Board, that provides counsel on the direction, funding, and grant-making of SAFE.
We are grateful to everyone who helped SAFE come to life, and to the Advisory Board for giving their time, expertise, and resources to this effort.
Alisa Bernard – Organization for Prostitution Survivors
Amanda Hightower – Real Escape from the Sex Trade (REST)
Barry Horn – Liberty Road Foundation
Benjamin Gauen – King County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office
Camille Gallinger – Vitality Enterprises
Craig Chapman – Philanthropist
Doug Myers – Edward Jones
Heather Tuininga – 10|10 Strategies
Jeremy Vallerand – Rescue Freedom
Jeri Moomaw – Innovations Human Trafficking/Survivor Leader
Karen Olcott – Trafficking Free
Lauren Roberts – Advocate
Mar Brettmann – Businesses Ending Slavery and Trafficking (BEST)
Captain Mike Edwards – Seattle Police Department
Nelson Yong – SILK
Robert Beiser – Seattle Against Slavery
Roger Blier – Passport Unlimited
Sarah Banks – Advocate
Steve Esau – Passport Unlimited
Heather Tuininga brings 20 years experience in rigorously analyzing funding requests and 14 years experience around the issues of human trafficking and commercial sexual exploitation to the table as our Director of SAFE. We are grateful for her analytical mind and broad knowledge of the issue, as well as her ability to coordinate this effort from its inception and going forward. Heather would tell you she is serving the Alliance, not “directing” it, but regardless of nomenclature, we’re glad to have her on-board.
Many great people and organizations have partnered with SAFE and the list is growing daily. We know the criminal network behind sexual exploitation is vast, diverse, and well-organized, and we must be the same if we are going to fight against it. We applaud each of the following SAFE partners for stepping into the fight and believing with us that we can have a state that is free of commercial sexual exploitation.