About

Our Mission

To end human trafficking through preventing exploitation, educating the community, and empowering survivors.

Our Vision

We fight so that all may live free.

We believe that no human life should be for sale. Children and teenagers, men and women are exploited for sex and labor in our city every day. We exist to change that.

Preventing Exploitation

To fully end human trafficking, we must both support survivors and prevent people from ever being abused. By learning how to recognize the signs of trafficking, teens know how to stay safe and avoid exploitation. Informed kids are less likely to succumb to traffickers’ tactics.

Educating the Community

Education prepares the community. Through educational trainings, we prepare professionals, first responders, and community members to recognize and address human trafficking situations. Institutions become qualified to aid victims and survivors with a trauma-informed approach. Through our podcast, community members learn how to break down the systems that enable trafficking to flourish.

Empowering Survivors

Outreach prevents exploitation and empowers victims and survivors. Through case management, support groups, and direct outreach, we bridge the gap between service providers and those who need them. We interact with overlooked people to identify exploitation and empower them with appropriate resources for restoration.

Human trafficking is a violation of basic human rights and should be addressed as such. Together, we must restore that basic human right to every trafficked person—freedom.

Our History

Our Team

TIMEKA WALKER

Chief Executive Officer

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ELAINE ANDINO

Director of Donor and External Partnerships

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JENNA COOPER

Director of Programs

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KATARINA SOWERBY

Director of Finance

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AU’VONNIE ALEXANDER

Education & Outreach Manager

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NATE ARNESON

Coalition Manager

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RENEE BYARS

Human Resources Manager

ANNA FORNARIS

Client Services Manager

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ERIN MARTIN

Case Manager

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DAN MURRAY

Partnership Manager

MISA NGUYEN

Demand Reduction Manager

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VERONICA BUCIO

Community Engagement Coordinator

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EMMA CHONG

Grant Writer

RACHEL DAWSON

Administrative Coordinator

ARGENIS SANTAMARIA

Outreach Coordinator

ANNA JOHNSTON

Communications Coordinator

SARA JAYNE BREUER

Education Coordinator

TYLER R. CUNNING

Outreach Specialist

DALTON TAYLOR JOHNSON

Programs Specialist

SAMANTHA LEDEZMA

Outreach Specialist

CHRISTIAN REDMOND

Education Specialist

SHARON ERAZO

Programs Assistant

LORETTA FLEMING

Programs Assistant

JAVINA HARRIS

Programs Assistant

HATTIE JACOBSON

Programs Assistant

Annual Reports

United Against Human Trafficking pledges good stewardship in every donation received. We are transparent with our finances, annual reports and internal revenue service disclosure forms. We acknowledge your contributions are investments towards our mission to end and prevent human trafficing through education, outreach and awareness.

When you give to United Against Human Trafficking, over 81% of our total revenue goes directly to programs and services; 11% to general operations and 8% to fundraising efforts.

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Board of Directors

CHAIR

WENDY FONG
Chief Gigs

VICE CHAIR

ERIC BARTZ
Community Volunteer

TREASURER

CAROLINE VETTERLING
Blazek & Vetterling

MICHELLE BRESSER
Community Volunteer

MONICA DE LA CERDA
M.D. Anderson Cancer Center

ANGELA KOHL
Air Liquide

LJ MOODY
Opportune

MARK PEAVY
Windy Cove Energy I And II

RADHIKA RAJENDRA
AstraZeneca

ABNET TSEGAI-HURST
Center for Clinical Studies

ANNIE WADE
Comcast

Advisory Council

DAN MARTINEZ, JD
Tritico & Rainey

ALICIA O'GILBERT
UT Health

FRANCISCO SANCHEZ, MPA
Homeland Security & Emergency Management

JOSEPH WESLEY
FedTech