Speakers

FEATURING EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE. WE HAVE FILMED
OVER 80 EXPERTS, ACTIVITIES, LAWYERS, DOCTORS, MINISTRIES
PROFESSORS, VICTIM AND RESEARCHERS.



Speakers

FEATURING EXPERTS FROM ALL OVER THE GLOBE. WE HAVE FILMED OVER 80 EXPERTS, ACTIVITIES, LAWYERS, DOCTORS, MINISTRIES
PROFESSORS, VICTIM AND RESEARCHERS.



Speakers

FEATURING OVER 80 SPEAKERS

WE HAVE GATHERED THE EXPERTISE AND EXPERIENCE OF OVER 80 SPEAKERS TO PROVIDE YOU A FILM
THAT EXPLORES THE MULTIFACETED PROBLEM WITH PORNOGRAPHIC ADDICTION.


Theo Fleury


Leading our 10 episode Docuseries is former NHL hockey player Theo Fleury. Theo believes in daily transformation
through personal growth, the novelty of actions and mindfulness, and is committed to that. He’s also been a victim of trauma and shares his own
experience through motivational speeches, which facilitate trauma victims to share their experiences comfortably.

He is an author, dynamic public speaker, and audience facilitator. He is the founder of Fleury Enterprises that focuses
on relationship trauma. By educating the public about the per valence and signs of this type of
emotional injury, we can increase awareness and reach more people who are in pain
and in need of help. Fleury earned the Canadian Humanitarian Award and the
Queen's Jubilee Medallion, given to those who have made a significant contribution to Canada.

Leading our 10 episode Docuseries is former NHL hockey player Theo Fleury. Theo believes in daily transformation
through personal growth, the novelty of actions and mindfulness, and is committed to that. He’s also been a victim of trauma and shares his own
experience through motivational speeches, which facilitate trauma victims to share their experiences comfortably.

He is an author, dynamic public speaker, and audience facilitator. He is the founder of Fleury Enterprises that focuses
on relationship trauma. By educating the public about the per valence and signs of this type of
emotional injury, we can increase awareness and reach more people who are in pain
and in need of help. Fleury earned the Canadian Humanitarian Award and the
Queen's Jubilee Medallion, given to those who have made a significant contribution to Canada.

Leading our 10 episode Docuseries is former NHL hockey player Theo Fleury. Theo believes in daily transformation
through personal growth, the novelty of actions and mindfulness, and is committed to that. He’s also been a victim of trauma and shares his own
experience through motivational speeches, which facilitate trauma victims to share their experiences comfortably.

He is an author, dynamic public speaker, and audience facilitator. He is the founder of Fleury Enterprises that focuses
on relationship trauma. By educating the public about the per valence and signs of this type of
emotional injury, we can increase awareness and reach more people who are in pain
and in need of help. Fleury earned the Canadian Humanitarian Award and the
Queen's Jubilee Medallion, given to those who have made a significant contribution to Canada.


Ann Kerr


Anne Kerr Founded TrueNorth Freedom Project in response to the problems of sex trafficking, pornography use, and sexual abuse.

She had a first-hand experience of these problems when her marriage was put to the test when her husband's porn addiction was revealed. She shares her struggles and her subsequent success in not only saving her marriage, but also in helping others find a  place for healing and hope for sexual wounds and sexual struggles.

Jay Stringer


A licensed mental health counselor and ordained minister, Jay Stringer has spent the last decade working on the frontlines of the demand of pornography and sexual exploitation. Jay's first book, Unwanted: How Sexual Brokenness Reveals Our Way to Healing, will be released in the fall of 2018. His book includes original research on over 3,600 men and women struggling with pornography.

Jay Stringer's research on over 3,600 men and women reveals the key predictors of pornography use. Many people attempt to "stop" their use of pornography at the cost of exploring the unique reasons that drive them to it. 

Darryl Mead


After a career as a cultural leader in the fields of science communication, museums, libraries and art galleries, he has spent the last three years working in pornography-harm-awareness. 

He is now the Chair of the Reward Foundation, a Scottish charity which uses a brain learning model to reach diverse audiences with a risk-based approach to reducing demand for pornography. He teaches in schools, train doctors on the impact of internet pornography on mental and physical health and acts as a bridge between academic researchers and the therapy and recovery communities.

Arnold Viersen, MP


Arnold Viersen, MP is a Canadian Member of Parliament who advocates against online sexual violence, human trafficking, and sexual abuse. Arnold introduced Motion M-47 that instructed Canada's Health Committee to examine the public health effects of the ease of access and viewing of online violent and degrading sexually explicit material on children, women, and men.

Arnold is involved in a number of Parliamentary caucuses including the Indigenous Affairs Caucus, Outdoor Caucus, the Pro-Life Caucus as well as the Parliamentarians for Nuclear Non-Proliferation and Disarment. Arnold and his wife Melissa have three children Aiyah, Seeley, and Jillian and are active members of their local church.

Mary Sharpe


Mary Sharpe is a Board member of the Society for the Advancement of Sexual Health (US), and is the co-founder and CEO of the educational charity The Reward Foundation-Love, Sex and the Internet.

She has been presenting on the impacts of internet pornography to professionals in healthcare, criminal justice and education and to schools for the past 5 years.

Heidi Olson


Heidi Olson is a registered nurse who specializes in pediatrics and leads the team of forensic nurses at a large children's hospital in Kansas City, MO.

Heidi's role includes performing forensic and medical exams on children who have been victims of sexual assault, running the day-to-day logistics of the forensics program, following up with victims and their families after discharge, communicating wit h law enforcement, children's division, and the FBI and educating the healthcare staff on relevant topics with regard to children and sexual exploitation.

Errol Naidoo


Errol Naidoo is the Founder and CEO of Family Policy Institute (FPI) - a non-profit, pro-family, public policy research and educational organization based in Cape Town, South Africa.

While serving as Director of Public Affairs at His People Christian Church, Errol sensed the call of God to established a ministry to inform, educate and equip the greater Church Body to fulfil its God-given mandate to be salt & light to society. Since its launch in 2008, FPI has been at the forefront of the battle to defend the family and advance Biblical Christian values in Parliament, the media and general society. 

Holly-Ann Martin


Holly-ann Martin is the Managing Director of Safe4Kids Child Abuse Prevention program, a sustainable, innovative, culturally sensitive and relevant early intervention abuse prevention program, delivered  through schools. Delivery of this program is from the bottom up; that is, it's primary focus is to teach Indigenous children strategies to help keep them safe.

She has 25 years of experience in delivering child protection education in Western Australian (WA) metropolitan and country schools, and childcare centers and has travelled extensively in the remote Abroriginal communities of northern Western Australia, Queensland and the Northern Territory to deliver her program  to over 50 remote Aboriginal Communitites

Jeanne L. Allert


In 2007, Jeanne founded and currently directs The Samaritan Women, a national faith-based organizationproviding assessment, restorative, and graduate care for survivors of domestic sex trafficking. Jeanne is chief architect behind TSW's Continuum of Care model which integrates survivor-input, evidenced-based practices, trauma-informed principles and faith-based values.

The Samaritan Women is in its 11th year of providing comprehensive, long-term residential care to female survivors of domestic sex trafficking and childhood sexual abuse.  

Jeffrey Harmon


Jeffrey Harmon is the Chief Marketing Officer of VidAngel, the market-leading streaming app made possible by investments from more than 8,000 American families. VidAngel empowers parents to remove distasteful elements from movies and TV shows streamed on Netflix, Amazon, and HBO on Prime.

Through its original content division, VidAngel also offers high-quality, family friendly entertainment options such as its wildly popular clean stand-up comedy series, Dry Bar Comedy. VidAngel's success has been well documented, earning both a #1BestCompany.com user-rating and recognition as the highest-rated streaming app in the Apple and Google Play app stores.

Katie Feifer


Katie Feifer brings 15 years of activism and 40 years of communications, research, and facilitation experience to bear on gender-based violence issues.

Katie's ongoing non-profit work includes serving 15 years as Research Director of The Voices and Faces Project, an award-winning storytelling project created to bring the names, faces, and testimonies of gender-based violence survivors to the attention of the public, and chairing the Leadership group of CounterQuo, a national coalition focused on challenging and changing media and legal responses to sexual violence. She is also founding co-chair of World Without Exploitation, the movement to end human trafficking and sexual exploitation. 

Pastor Jay Dennis


Popular conference and seminar speaker, Pastor Jay Dennis has a passion to lead men to live lives of moral purity and to help pastors and Christian leaders address the issue of pornography within the churches they lead.

He served for 21 years as Senior Pastor of First Baptist Church at the Mall in Lakeland, Florida, which under his leadership, grew to over 10,000 members and has been recognized in Growing Churches magazine, Christianity Today and Billy Graham's Decision Today radio program. In May of 2017, he retired from Church at the Mall and now primarily focuses on helping men live morally pure lives and pastors address the issue of pornography. 

Kristen A. Jenson,
MA


Kristen A. Jenson, MA is the best-selling author of the Good Pictures Bad Pictures series of read-aloud books and founder of ProtectYoungMinds.org, a website dedicated to helping parents empower their kids to resist and reject pornography.

She has been working to install in kids their own internal filter against sexually exploitative material. She is a staunch advocate of empowering the youth with education, support and plan to reject the lies of pornography.

Kelly Oliver


She is the author of fifteen scholarly books, including, Hunting Girls: Sexual Violence from the Hunger Games to Campus Rape, Winner of 2016 CHOICE MAGAZINE AWARD (Columbia 2016), and perhaps her best known work, Witnessing: Beyond Recognition (Minnesota 2001).

Her work has been translated into eight languages. Most recently, she has published three novels in The Jessica James, Cowgirl Philosopher, Mystery Series (IPPV award for Best Mystery, and Finalists for a Forward Magazine Award for Best Mystery, The Silver Falchion Award, and The Claymore Award).   

Dr. Mahri Irvine


Dr. Mahri Irvine is an educator and researcher who studies the cultural causes of gender-based violence; physical and psychological harms caused by violence; motivations and attitudes of perpetrators; and best practices for violence prevention and culture change.

Formally trained in anthropology, Dr. Irvine values a holistic, multi-disciplinary approach to research and teaching. Dr. Irvine's research focuses on rape culture and sexual violence in the Unite States. Her first major research study examined the impact of sexual victimization on women's pathways to crime and prison, and she has conducted numerous training's about this topic for professionals in counseling, nursing, law enforcement, and advocacy.

Lacy Alanja Bentley


Lacy is Founder and CEO of Women United Recovery Coalition, an organization dedicated to raising awareness of female pornography addiction and women's unique recovery needs. She has been working with women in addiction and self-destructive behaviors since 2000.

As a writer, mentor, coach, and speaker, Lacy focuses on letting go of perfectionism in recovery while maintaining accountability, honesty and personal responsibility. She has written blog posts and articles for numerous magazines, women's recovery sites, and other leading organizations in the movement towards ending exploitation.

Matt Aujero


Matt Aujero's mission is to create a better, purified world for his two daughters and the next generation. For this reason, he created Fight Club, an accountability recovery program for porn addiction.

Through the ministry at the Catholic Student Center at University of Maryland, Fight Club members strive to fight for God, fight for "her" (their future spouse) and fight for each other, motivating members with a clear "yes" to their "no" of porn.

Mary Bawden


Mary Margaret Bawden received a BA in modern dance from UCRiverside, a MA in worship (emphasis in dance) from Hope International University in Fullerton CA, and a California secondary teaching credential.

Recently, Mary has noticed that the culture around children's dance has moved towards an unhealthy trend-the sexualization of children under 12 in dance choreography, costumes and music. To address this concern, she founded DANCE (Dance Awareness: No Child Exploited) alongside Soul to Sole Choreography to promote for healthy, age-appropriate guidelines to protect children and to create materials for informed adults who care about protecting children in the current culture.

Natale Mcaneney


Natale McAneney is the Executive Director of Fight the New Drug, a youth movement dedicated to raising awareness on the harmful effects of pornography and other forms of sexual exploitation using science, facts, and personal accounts.

Natalie has always been passionate about promoting change regarding all forms of sexual exploitation, and has been involved in doing so through creative mediums for several years. Before joining the FTND team, Natale wrote, directed, and performed in a number of theatrical works dedicated to starting conversation regarding sexual assault and sexual violence on college campuses.  

Melinda Tankard
Reist


Melinda Tankard Reist is an author, speaker, media commentator, blogger and advocate for women and girls. She is best known for her work addressing sexualisation, objectification, harms of pornography, sexual exploitation, trafficking and violence against women.

Melinda is co-founder of the grassroots campaigning movement, Collective Shout: for a world free of sexploitation, exposing corporations, advertisers and marketers who objectify women and sexualize girls to sell products and services. 

Debbie Pond


Debbie's passion and commitment to supporting vulnerable and marginalized people has led her to travel down varied paths in her life's journey. Debbie was actively involved in volunteering in the many communities where she served during her 35 years (retired Oct 2013) career as an RCMP Officer. As member of Defend Dignity's Leadership Team, Debbie brings her experience as a front line officer and her fervent desire to advocate for change. Debbie is one of the founding members and Chair of the Board of Directors of u -r home, a not for profit prganization, whose vision is to establish safe homes in York Region for victims of human trafficking. Debbie's passion for teaching led her to serve on four volunteer mission trips to Africa. Debbie is single, but her 13 nieces and nephews ensure that her life is never dull. Debbie loves to travel, garden, bake, and read a good book while enjoying a good cup of "King Cole"..tea!

Peter Qualliotine


Peter Qualliontine is co-founder of the Seattle-based Organizations for Prostitution Survivors (OPS) and directs Men's Accountability programming there. He began working to engage men and boys in ending Commercial Sexual Exploitation (CSE) more than two decades ago.

In 1995 he created one of the first education programs in the country for buyers of commercial sex. Presently, with OPS, he runs "Stopping Sexual Exploitation: a Program for Men," a ten-week transformative justice program for court and self-referred sex buyers based on principles of social justice and personal transformation.

Sam Black


Sam Black is the VP of Partnerships at Covenant Eyes where he works with like-minded organizations in the quest to change the culture surrounding the issue of pornography. He joined the Covenant Eyes team in 2007 after 18 years as a journalist, and has edited 16 books on the impact of pornography, how to protect families, and how God's grace brings restoration.

Sam authored " The Porn Circuit: Understand Your Brain and Break Porn Habits in 90 Days."

Russ Tuttle


Russ is currently using his strengths to bring awareness to the crisis of human trafficking through The Stop Trafficking Project, which includes serving as the director for AwareKC and as a founding board member for Kansas City Street Hope.

Susan Norris


Susan Norris is a Founder and Executive Director of Rescuing Hope, Inc. and has been involved in the fight against sex trafficking in America since 2010. Her passion is to raise awareness about the issue, educate potential victims and first and encourage and empower survivors to live an abundant life.

Susan partners with other front line organizations, therapists and law enforcement officers she met through the writing of her novel, Rescuing Hope, as well as through mentoring survivors.

Shyam Pokharel


Shyam Pokharel is a licensed attorney with extensive experience in Nepal's legal system and expertise in human trafficking. He is also an expert in the field of human trafficking both nationally and internationally and is involved in various academic and educational programs, as well as social initiatives related to the inhumane exploitation of women and children.

Tom Jones


Tom Jones is the founder and director of The H.O.P.E Project, which works to assist men and boys in their journey of recovery form human trafficking and molestation. He is also engaged in the effort to reduce the demand for prostitution and  the sexual exploitation of men, women, and children.

He is actively engaged in the effort to reduce the demand for sex trafficking and prostitution and activities as well as combating the Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children (CSEC).

Tina Harris 


Tina Harris is a Master Level Yoga Therapist specializing in Trauma Yoga. She is the author of the book "Peace Beyond the Tears" and is frequent speaker at women and teens events. She is passionate to help others find their value and worth apart from their past, as well as to help women to see and know that sexual addiction is not about sex and that it is not about them.

Her yoga sessions help participants learn the effects of stress on their bodies as well as how to turn off their 'trauma reactions' and to recognize past and present 'triggers'.

Dr. Simon Sheh


Dr. Simon Sheh is an experienced Registered Psychologist, author, and popular conference, seminar, and retreat speaker based in Edmonton, Alberta, Canada. He specializes in the treatment of sexual and pornography addiction, anger management, pain management, recovery from extra-martial affairs, relationship and marital therapy, and Christian counseling.

He is the creator of the Pure at Heart Seminar Series on healthy living in a sexualized world. Dr. Sheh is a clear, informative, and dynamic motivational speaker. He has been invited to present by many organizations including Nav Canada, the University of Alberta, the Alberta Association of Occupational Health Nurses, Calgary Evangelical Ministerial Association, and numerous churches in Canada.

Wendy Francis


Wendy Francis has been the Queensland director of the Australian Christian Lobby since Jaunuary 2011, and is also the Director of the recently launched Centre for Human Dignity. Prior to that time, she had management positions in Griffin University and in Queensland Baptists, and for 8 years was the executive producer of the televised Lord Mayor's Carols in Brisbane, Australia. Wendy is a board member of Samaritans Purse, Vision Media, Australian Marriage Forum, Queensland Family Council and is an executive member of Queensland Alliance for Kids.

She is a passionate advocate for the rights women and children and, in 2010, commenced the campaign Outdoor Advertising Should Be G Rated. Wendy is a contributing author to the book 'Greens: policies, reality and consequences'.

Penny Kay
Hoeflinger


Born into a  poor family in rural Wyoming and raped on the playground at age six, Penny Kay Hoeflinger's life spiraled into a pattern of rejection, drugs, witchcraft, and sexual slavery.

Seven husband's later, she met Jesus Christ and embarked on a mission to teach at-risk youth to avoid the pitfalls of alcohol, drugs, and human trafficking. Hoeflinger lives with her two dogs in the Shenadoah Valley.  

Fight Club Catholic Student Center At University of Maryland 


Ian, Jacob, Joshua, Brendan, Robert, and David have struggled and recovered from their battle with porn addiction.

They banded together to bravely discuss their experiences and to help others who are struggling with similar problems.

Gail Dines


Dr. Gail Dines is Professor of Sociology and Women's Studies at Wheelock College in Boston, where she is also Chair of the department. She has been researching and writing about the porn industry for well over twenty years.

She is the founding president of the NGO, Culture Reframed. Dedicated to building resilience and resistance in children and youth to the harms of a hypersexualized and a pornified society, Culture Reframed develops cutting- edge educational programs that promote healthy development, relationships, and sexuality.

Ran Gavrieli


Ran Gavrieli is an entrepreneur, sexual health expert, and the founder of the ELSE Foundation, Eye Level Sex Education, that promotes and understanding of and appreciation for gender equality and "emotionally safe sex."

Gavrieli is a reowned activist, speaker and mentor across the globe. His TEDx talk "Why I Stopped Watching Porn" has been viewed by more than 17 million people, making his talk the most viewed anti-porn and anti-trafficking video in the world.   

Clay Olsen


Clay Olsen, President and Co-Founder of Fight the New Drug, is a creative and passionate filmmaker, producer, marketer, public speaker, author, and social entreprenuer.

In February of 2013, he founded and lead the development of an online addiction recovery program called Fortify, to help individuals overcome their struggle with compulsive sexual behaviors. Fortify has already impacted tens of thousands of users in over 150 countries around the world.

Sharon Slater


Sharon Slater is the president of Family Watch International (familyWatch.org), a non-profit organization in consultative status with the United Nations. She also chairs the UN Family Rights Caucus (UNFamilyRightsCaucus.org) and is a consultant to multiple UN member states on human sexuality issues.

She also co-chairs the Protect Child Health Coalition, a US-focused alliance that works to protect children from being exposed to graphic and obscene materials in schools. 

Cordelia Anderson


Cordelia Anderson is the author of "The Impact of Pornography on Children, Youth, and Culture," (2011) as well as a play entitled "Fired Up" (2014) based on true to life stories of sexual abuse survivors. She also owns and operates a training and consultation business based in Minneapolis, MN.

Anderson has an MA in Human Development (St. Mary's University) with a focus on sexuality and sexual violence. She was a board for the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children and continues to work as part of the TSA (Association for Treatment of Sexual Abusers) prevention committee.

Daniel Sanderson


Dr. Daniel Sanderson has more than 25 years of experience as a Clinical Psychologist specializing in child & adoloscent sexual trauma and addiction, psychological assessment, and neuro-psychology. One of his most notable works is pioneering wildreness treatment modalities with groundbreaking interventions such as the Family Boot Camp and STAR Guides Wilderness which is aims to address sexual and gaming technology addictions.

He had also created a one of a kind treatment model known as "Development Vacation" which means aims to help children with a behavioral health problem. Dr. Sanderson's work is internationally recognized and was even highlighted in popular media channels such as Discovery Innovations Channel, The BBC, and ABC News segments.

Dr. Mary Anne
Layden


Dr. Mary Anne Layden is a psychotherapist who specializes in the treatment of victims and perpetrators of sexual violence and sexual addiction-currently, she serves as a director of the Sexual Trauma and Psychopathology Program.

Dr. Layden has provided significant insight by testifying the U.S Congress on five occasions with regards to issues of sexual violence, the sexual exploitation industry, and is a respected commentator on the effects of prostitution and the international trafficking of women in prostitution. Dr. Layden has also authored numerous chapter on Cognitive Therapy especially on treatment of Borderline Personality Disorder.

Dr. Adam Howorko


With almost 20 years of experience, Dr. Adam Howorko had worked as Psychology Instructor teaching a variety of courses, an active book reviewer for academic texts, and had researched and co-authored books on addiction and the impact of alcohol on neural mechanisms. He also works on broadening the scope of healthy lifestyle practices in an international capacity with the Government of Brazil.

Since the mid-1990's, Dr. Howorko had maintained a clinical practice as a pastoral counselor. Currently, he enjoys the outdoors along with his wife Debbi, whom he was blessed with two sons.

With his love for the outdoors, Dr. Howorko loves the ocean and the mountains as a place of spiritual retreat and had found himself spending most of his time and passion on investing in the lives of  others through mentoring.

Gabe Deem


Activist for better sex education, personal trainer, public speaker.

Gabe Deem is a counsellor for teens and kids in Irving, TX. He is also a recovering porn addict, personal trainer, and public speaker. His YouTube channel, The Reboot Nation, Shares his story and tips for porn-related dysfunctions.

Daniel Gilman


Daniel Gilman is a leadership coach for political staff in Canada's Parliament. He is a speaker for Strength to Fight, helping men and women combat sexual exploitation; and a facilitator for Voice Found, equipping parents to protect children from sexual abuse.

He has a Master's in History examining the inspiration behind the movement to end the Trans-Atlantic slave trade, and a BA in Philosophy and History from the University of Ottawa.

Jane Doe


This brave woman explains how two marriages where lost because of pornography addiction and the pain and trauma that comes with. 

Theresa Ng


Theresa Ng was a public school teacher in Alberta, Canda for nearly a decade and is the Communications Advisor for the provincial advocacy organization Parents for Choice in Education. She is passionate about ensuring student safety, the integrity of our education system and building strong families. Theresa is married with three children.

Matt Cline


Matt Lives in Edmonton with his wife, Louise. He is a certified John Maxwell Team coach and speaker. Since 2014, he has been speaking publicly to churches, schools and sports teams about pornography as well as coaching men to freedom privately or in small groups settings.

Prior to Restored Minitries, he co-founded a non-profit movement called Ladiesman, received ministry training through Gateway Family Church (GSS) and played hockey in the WHL and for Hockey Canada. He is passionate about his faith, his family, seeing people set free from bondage, and playing the occasional round of golf. 

Danni Davis


Danni Davis has a Master's Degree in Social Work and is a Licensed Certified Social Worker-Clinical, Clinically Certified Sex Offender Treatment Specialist, Instinctual Trauma Response Certified Instructor and Level III Therapist, and EMDRIA Certified EMDR Therapist.

Danni has a private practice in Baltimore County, Maryland. She is also the Clinical Director of Help For Trauma Intensive Trauma Therapy, LLC. Danni has over 25 years of experience as a program coordinator and clinician. She speacializes in intensive trauma treatment and the evaluation and treatment of children and adolescents with sexual behavior problems.

Danni is committed to expanding access to trauma-effective therapies through professional training programs, professional consultation, program development, and direct clinical services.

Jerome Elam


Jerome Elam is President and CEO of Trafficking in America Task Force. Raised in a broken home by an alcoholic parent, he is a survivor of child abuse/domestic violence, child sex trafficking, and child pornography. Mr. Elam is a fierce Advocate for all children deprived of their voice. He is public speaker, a staff writer, and known columnist for Communities Digital News. Recently featured as one of New York's New Abolitionists, he remains dedicated to the protection and empowerment of trafficked people. Staying true to values he learned in the Marine Corps, continues to provide a safe harbor for all, regardless of age, race, gender, sexual identity, or immigration status. Jerome has received the Award for Courage presented by the National Council of Jewish Women for his work in the advocacy arena and been deputized by the Attorney General of Utah.

Dr. Mary Anne
Layden


Named 1 of 25 most influential women in the Bronx, Rev. Dr. Que English continues to be a trailblaizer for criminal justice reform, education reform, women and girls issues, human trafficking and domestic violence.

Rev. Que is the CEO/Founder and Executive Director of Not on my Watch, Inc. (NOMW) and Chairs the New York City Faith-Based Coalition Against Human Trafficking and Domestic Violence. NOMW has empowered over 300 houses of worship with the tools necessary to combat human trafficking and domestic violence in their communities. They've hosted five national conferences where over 3,000 to date have attended spanning from federal personnel such as Homeland Security representatives to grassroot organizations educating, empowering and creating advocates around theses issues. They have worked together with national and local organizations to see the passing of key legislation to protect the most vulnerable among us.

Rev. Que formed and serves as the Convener of Traffick-Free NYC (TFNYC). It is the only community led convening that brings together service providers, city agencies, and survivors for the sole purpose of combatting human trafficking in New York City. As an educator, Rev. Que launched first human trafficking course in Hunter's Silberman School of Social Work and Nyack College.

John D. Foubert, Ph.D.,


John D. Foubert, Ph.D., serves as Dean and Professor in the College of Education at Union University. Recently, he took on a collateral assignment as the Highly Qualified Expert and Senior Advisor for the U.S. Army Sexual Harassment and Assault Response and Prevention program. For this position,he works at the Pentagon monthly to help the Army prevent sexual violence. Dr. Foubert earned his undergraduate degree in Psychology and Sociology from the College of William and Mary, his Master's degree in Psychology from the University of Richmond, and his Ph.D. in College Student Personnel Administration from the University of Maryland at College Park. He is an interdisciplinary scholar with over 50 peer-reviewed publications. Dr. Foubert has written seven books about the prevention of sexual violence on college campuses and in the military, and two about managing life in college residence halls. His current book, How Pornography Harms, describes what teens, young adults, parents, and pastors need to know to protect the millennial generation form the public health harms of pornography.

Harmony Grillo


Harmony Grillo is the founder and Executive Director of Treasures, an outreach and support network for women in the commercial sex industry and victims of trafficking. In 2003, while completing a Master's degree in Social Welfare from UCLA, Harmony began the work of Treasures as a dream born form her broken past. Her memoir, Scars and Stilettos, gives an account of her story, going from working in strip clubs under the control of a pimp, to leading an organization that reaches thousands of women in the sex industry around the globe. She has been featured in various media sources, including Glamour Magazine, Elle, Buzzfeed, and NPR

Dr. Tracy Gibson


Dr. Tracy Gibson is the Founder and Executive Director of Fresh Start Life Recovery & Transitional Program. FSLR&TP is a Spirit lead nonprofit dedicated to ptoviding mental health support and counseling to women with little and no income; and restorative care/transitional housing to women who have experienced human trafficking, leaving prostitution and the adult entertainment industry. Dr. Gibson is a licensed social worker specializing in mental illness and trauma-informed care.

Dr. Gibson has over 20 years of social service, ministry, counseling, domestic violence advocacy, and non-profit management experience. Dr. Gibson began counseling with the Department of Defense in the Family Advocacy Program, working with spousal and child abuse victims. Dr. Gibson is also a proud veteran of the United States Army  and she has also worked with the Department of Veterans Affairs as a counselor for our nations disabled veterans.

While working as the Senior Director of Women and Children's Ministries at Downtown Rescue Mission in Huntsville, Alabama. Dr. Gibson developed several successful, empowerment programs, that became the foundation for their nine and twelve month recovery and transitional programs. While employed with the Alabama State Office of Human Resources, Dr. Gibson was instrumental in assisting both CPS and APS clients who were abused both physically and sexually. For the past four years Dr. Gibson has also volunteered with Crisis Services of North Alabama as a first responding sexual assault advocate, serving clients with immediate trauma support. Dr. Gibson also currently serves as an adjunct social work professor with Oakwood University located in Huntsville, AL.

Valaura Imus-Nahsonhoya


Valaura Imus-Nahsonhoya (Hopi Tribe) has sixteen (16) years of direct victim services to crime victims in Indian Country, an Executive Director/Founder of Honwungsi Consulting Services and employed with National Criminal Justice Training Center of Fox Valley Technical College by the Office for Victims of Crime, Office of Justice Programs, U.S. Department of Justice. She has worked with crime victims who have suffered violent victimization by intimate and non-intimate offenders. She has learned from human trafficking survivors in how to provide victim services sex trafficking victims.

She has addressed Native Americans victims of sex trafficking victims by providing direct services and ensuring their safety needs are met. She has advocated for victims who experienced trauma by being a support, providing referral services for professional services to assist in healing and understanding their victimazation. Mrs Imus-Nahsonhoya earned Bachelor of Science in Health Promotion from Northern Arizona University and a Master of Science in Criminal Justice with an Emphasis in Legal Studies from Grand Canyon University. She has also earned a Legal Advocate Certification through National Tribal Trial College/Wisconsin Law School. Certified as a Domestic Violence Trainer by the Federal Law Enforcement Training Center (FLETC) and Arizona Peace Officer Standards and Training (AzPOST). Certified in Peer Support.

Marian Hatcher


Marian Hatcher has been with the Cook County Sheriff's Office (CSSO) for 13 years where she is the Senior Project Manager for the Office of Public Policy and the Human Trafficking Coordinator. She coordinates several of CSSO's anti-trafficking efforts such as the "National John's Suppression Initiative," a nationwide effort with over 100 arresting agencies with more than 200 total partners targeting the buyers of sex as the driving force of Sex trafficking and prostitution.

Ms. Hatcher is a national expert on combating the demand, sitting on numerous boards and facilitating trainings on trafficking and prostitution for various law enforcement groups including the F.B.I. and U.S. Department of Homeland Security. She has traveled the country speaking at various events and conferences, shedding light  on the prevalent issue of trafficking and telling her own story as a survivor of sex trafficking and domestic violence.

Over the past 13 years she has been featured in the Oprah Winfrey Network Documentary: Prostitution Leaving the Life, Mildwest Emmy winning INK 180Documentary , Shared Hope International Gang trap Series, Nick Kristoffs - A Path Appears and most recently I AM JANE DOE.

She is recipient of numerous awards including the 2014 Shared Hope International Path Breaker Award, presented to individuals who have dedicated themeselves to tackling the demand that drives domestic minor sex trafficking. Most recently,Ms. Hatcher was awarded the 2016 Presidential Lifetime Achievement Award for Volunteer Service from President Obama.

Ms. Hatcher recieved hes BS from Loyola University in 1985 concentrating on Finance. Her previous experience include working at three major corporations. On August 2015, she received an Honorary Doctorate of Divinity, Ambassador-At-Large and Chaplaincy from CICA International University & Seminary, an NGO in Special Consultative Status with the United Nations Economic and Social Council, (ECOSOC).   

Anne Blythe


Anne Blythe is the producer and host of the Betrayal Trauma Recovery podcast and founder of Betrayal Trauma Recovery, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit online community for victims of abuse and betrayal. After years of attempting to help her husband recover from his pornography addiction, he was arrested for domestic violence in 2015. Anne seeks to educate women about how to safely and effectively navigate their husband's or ex-husband's abuse. She now lives a relatively peaceful life with her three young children.

Glendyne Gerrard


Glendyne Gerrard has been Director of Defend Dignity since 2010. She leads with a passion for the church and individuals to be involved in standing in justice for marginalized women in Canada. She continues to learn from a growing number of survivors of exploitation. Glendyne has served as the National Director of Women's Ministries and has served as a pastor in the Christian and Missionary Alliance family of churches. Glendyne lives in Oakville, Ontario with her husband Douglas who is Executive Vice President of the C&MA.


In 2014, Ms. Amaya was awarded the James B. Hunter Advocacy and Human Rights Award. 
Ms Amaya was instrumental in the passage of both the Safe Harbor and vacating convictions bills in Washington D.C. and the amendment of section 230 of the CDA (communication decency act). An award-winning author, her best selling memoir Nobody's Girl her educational comic book and accompanying curriculum, The Destiny of Zoe Carpenter, can both be found online. 
Please visit her website to access educational resources and learn more about her work at:
www.barbaraamaya.com

Brian Kent


Brian Kent is a former sex crimes prosecutor as well as a founding partner and head of the crime victim department in the Philadelphia law firm of Laffey, Bucci & Kent, LLP where he leads a team made up entirely of former prosecutors who devote one hundred percent of their practice to representing victims of crime. Mr. Kent has nearly 16 years of legal experience speacilizing in representing survivors  of abuse, assault and exploitation and has taken on several high profile cases, including representing survivors of Jerry Sadusky, priest abuse as well as Judge William Bradley - a case that resulted in Judge Bradley's removal from the bench, disbarment and admission to the abuse as part of the settlement. 

Dina Alexander


Dina Alexander is the Founder and CEO of Educate and Empower Kids (educateempowerkids.org), an organization determined to strengthen families by teaching digital citizenship, media literacy, and health sexuality education ---including education about the dangers of online porn. She is the creator of How to Talk to Your Kids About Pornography and the 30 Days of Sex Talks and 30 Days to a Stronger Child  programs. She is also the author of Noah's New Phone: A Story About Using Technology for Good and Pertra's Power to See: A Media Literacy Adventure, She received her master's degree in recreation therapy from the University of Utah and her bachelors from Brigham Young University. She is an amazing mom and loves spending time with her husband and three kids. Together, they live in Texas.

Dan Gray


Dan Gray, CSAT is a licensed clinical social worker speacializing in addictions counseling. He has a master's degree in social work and is a CSAT (Certified Sexual Addiction Therapist). He is also certified as an addictions counselor with the National Association of Forensic Counselors. He maintains a busy private practice, lecturing regularly and providing training and consultation to numerous civic, religious, and professional organizations throughout the United States, Canada, Europe and Asia. He is co-founder and clinical director of the LifeStar Network. 

LifeStar provides help for individuals and couples who are dealing with problems related to sexual addictions compulsive behaviors. He has co-authored: Confronting Pornography: A Guide to Prevention and Recovery for Individuals, Loved Ones, and Leaders and Discussing Pornography Problems with a Spouse: COnfronting and Disclosing Secret Behaviours. 

Dr. Ingeborg
Kraus


Dr. Ingeborg Kraus, is a clinical psychologist and expert in psychotraumatology. From 1995-2002, she did humanitarian work in Bosnia and Kosovo, especially working with women victims of sexual violence. She assisted i setting up one of the first shelters for women victims of domestics violence in Kosovo. Since 2011, she is holding her own psychotherapeutic counseling office in Karlsruhe/Germany and has treated many victims of prostitution.

John-Michael
Lander


John-Michael Lander is creating a voice through writing, speaking, and consulting and helping individuals and organizations identify the signs of grooming, manipulating, and stigmatizing of sexual abuse. As an elite athlete, he endured sexual abuse from coaches, benefactors, and medical team which resulted in years of PTDS, depression, anxiety, and even suicide attempts.

Lori Paul


Lori Paul works in communication and program development for Breaking Free, a survivor led, anti-sex trafficking and prostitution organization located in St. Paul, MN that works with victims of sexual exploitation. In the last two years, Lori has been a frequent voice in Minnesota and has spoken on these issues and testified on several bills at the state capitol. She is passionate that this is an "everyone" issue. Lori is a co-developer of Men Breaking Free; a social justice program for offenders that is impacting the Demand side of sexual exploitation.

She also helped developed Survivor Art; a jewelry and social economic venture for survivors with breaking free. She is currently working on developmental programming for 2nd generation therapy techniques for children and their survivor mothers.  Lori is an inspirational author and an activist for American Indian Issues in North America and collaborates with Native leaders supporting their efforts particularly with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous  Women. From organizing, outreach, writing materials and speaking on reservations through education or ministry, she serves through her voice and her love. She is honored to have been adopted into six tribes.

Renate van der
Zee


Renate van der Zee is a Dutch feminist  journalist and writer with a focus on prostitution and humand trafficking. She has done extensive research and has written several books on the Dutch sex industry. Her stance is that the legalisation of prostitution in The Netherlands has not only failed to improve conditions for women in prostitution, but has helped to create a market where international networks of human traffickers exploit vulnerable women from poor countries who are bought by men who justify themeselves by claiming that what they do is legal.

Robin Reber Sanderson


Robin has been involved in the youth treatment industry for nearly 30 years but specifically in an admissions role for the past decade assisting thousands of families as they navigate the treatment selection process. Robin knows the challenges parents face and understands, first hand, the sorrow, anxiety and stress associated with identifying proper treatment and sometimes having to place a child in a way-from-home program. She's an active participant in the fight against sexual exploitation of children & families and equally passionate about the life-changing experiences and healing strategic treatment provides. She has a servants heart and regularly volunteers with organizations devoted to protecting children & strengthening families. 

Ronald J. Dehaas


Ron DeHaas invented internet accountability in 2000, and is now using artificial intelligence for a variety of applications, including screen accountability and filtering. Besides founding and being CEO of Covenant Eyes, he also has a broad range of successful business experience, including 30 years as a geologist in the oil and gas industry, environmental work, managing 95 city carriers for the U.S. Postal Service, and directing a retreat and counseling center for pastors and missionaries in Michigan (Nehemiah Ministries (www.nehemiahm.org).

Lisa L. Thompson


As Vice President of Policy and Research for the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, Lisa conducts policy analysis and advocacy, advances understanding of pornography's public health harms, and liaises with public officials, advocates and academics to advance strategies combating the web of sexual exploitation, including pornography, stripping, prostitution, sexual trafficking, sexual assault, and more.

Sandra Norak


Sandra Norak is 29 years old. She was trafficked into prostitution through "Loverboy-Method" and spent 6 years in prostitution. Now she is about to finish law studies in Germany, specializing in European and Public International Law, focusing on Human Rights. She works to raise awareness about the sytem of prostitution and different forms of human trafficking like the "Loverboy-Method" and she is pushing for the Nordic Model. She is also doing prevention work in schools to teach young boys and girls about the reality of prostitution and how young women and girls can identify and protect themeselves from "Loverboys". She was part of the German TV documentary Brothel Germany--The Billion-Dollar Business in Prostitution. Her homepage is: https://mylifeinprostitution.wordpress.com/

Dawn Hawkins


Dawn Hawkins is a passionate abolitionist and defender of human rights who has dedicated her life to fighting against societal harms that threaten the dignity of others. Her energy, creativity and mobilization skills have revived the anti-pornography movement and her intentional emphasis on the intersectionality of forms of sexual exploitation has proven a unique and effective strategy for curbing them.

Crystal Renaud
Day


Crystal Renaud Day is the Founder and Executive Director of DGM Community as well as a pastoral counselor, coach, author, and speaker.

Her work has been featured in the New York Times, ABC News, CNN, Christianity Today, The 700 Club,  Outreach Magazine, and more. Her books include Dirty Girls Come Clean (2011, Moody Publishers),  90 Days to Wholeness (2014, self-published), and Dating on Purpose (coming soon). 

Dr. Melissa D.
Grady


Dr. Melissa D. Grady received her M.S.W and Ph.D. from Smith College School of Social Work. Her research areas are in the translation of evidence-based practice and on the prevention of sexual violence. She has over 40 peer-reviewed publications written on these topics and has presented at numerous international, national, and regional refereed conferences as well as provided a number of continuing education trainings for various organizations. In addition, she serves on several editorial boards, including the Area 2 Representative for the local ATSA Chapter - MARATSA. She has been an active practitioner for over 20 years and maintains a private practice in Washington DC. Her clinical experience includes both work in the public mental health sector and private sector. She has worked with clients who have committed sexual crimes and who have experienced trauma, depression, anxiety, anger management as well as other mental health issues. She is Associate Professor at Catholic University's National School of Social Service where she teaches in the areas of mental health, clinical practice, clinical theory, and research methods to masters and doctoral students. 

Danielle Freitag


Danielle Freitag, LADC, author, co-founding executive director of Action169, is an overcomer of severe addiction and the commercial sex industry. Danielle works as a counselor and advocate, providing direct support, care and counseling for women in a variety of settings. She is the creator of Arukah, a trauma-informed , faith-centered counseling service promoting holistic restoration through evidence-based practices, including the creative arts. Her mission is to empower women to overcome substance use and to enable those in the strip club industry to know their intrinsic worth. 

Offering expert training on combating the realities of exploitation and addiction, while providing best care practices, Danielle has been requested to advise law enforcement, direct service providers, and government and non- government professionals. Invited to speak both nationally and internationally, Danielle's captivating story of transformation inspires hope and offers solutions. She is the author of The Garden Keys and Best Care Practices. She and her husband Corey reside in Minnesota, and together, they serve as focus leaders in the Minnesota Apostolic Prayer Network to end commercial sexual exploitation.


Shannon Robertson


Shannon Robertson is a wife, mother, insurance professional, certified Sexual Risk Avoidance (SRA) Specialist/Educator and above all, a follower of Jesus Christ.

From the ages of 5 to 35 she was exposed to and conditioned by the dark world of pornography, affecting both her identity and relationships with others. It wasn't until December 2016, after accepting Christ as her Savior and praying for purpose, that she was freed from the shackles of its lies.

Dr. Karen Countryman-
Roswurm


Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm is the founder and Executive Director of the Center for Combating Human Trafficking (CCHT) as well as a professor in the School of Social Work at Wichita State University. She has more than two decades of personal, professional practice, and community-based researched expertise in the Anti-Trafficking Movement. With various first-hand vantage points, she has served individuals facing multiple forms of "-ism's," as well as poverty, neglect, abuse, homelessness, relationship violence, and exploitation, both domestically and internationally.

Acting as a street outreach worker, project coordinator for gender-specific programming, therapist, community response organizer, human rights advocate, and public policy developer, Dr. Countryman-Roswurm has acted as a forerunner in the Movement by advancing prevention, intervention, and prosperity-promoting strategies through her Lotus Anti-Trafficking Model. Largely known for her advocacy to reduce the criminalization of young people who have survived commercial sexual exploitation, dearest to her heart are recognitions that reflect her direct-service commitment to survivors including the Martin Luther King Jr. Award, the Inaugural Pat Ayars Mentoring Award, and participation in The National Convening on Trafficking and Child Welfare in the White House. To learn  more about Dr. Karen Countryman-Roswurm and the services of CCHT visit. 

Lori Paul


Lori Paul works in communication and program development for Breaking Free, a survivor led, anti-sex trafficking and prostitution organization located in St. Paul, MN that works with victims of sexual exploitation. In the last two years, Lori has been a frequent voice in Minnesota and has spoken on these issues and testified on several bills at the state capitol. She is passionate that this is an "everyone" issue. Lori is a co-developer of Men Breaking Free; a social justice program for offenders that is impacting the Demand side of sexual exploitation.

She also helped developed Survivor Art; a jewelry and social economic venture for survivors with breaking free. She is currently working on developmental programming for 2nd generation therapy techniques for children and their survivor mothers.  Lori is an inspirational author and an activist for American Indian Issues in North America and collaborates with Native leaders supporting their efforts particularly with the Missing and Murdered Indigenous  Women. From organizing, outreach, writing materials and speaking on reservations through education or ministry, she serves through her voice and her love. She is honored to have been adopted into six tribes.

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