Because human trafficking is a public health issue
Board of Directors
The HEAL Trafficking Board of Directors is a group of professionals with diverse expertise and backgrounds in the fields of health care, public health, law, client services and advocacy, social work, psychology, psychiatry, research, among others.
Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Executive Director, is a Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking and an emergency physician at Brigham and Women’s Hospital with appointments at Harvard Medical School, Harvard T.H. Chan School of Public Health, and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, President of the Board of Directors, is a Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking. She is a preventive medicine physician who works as the Chief of Medical Community Engagement at the Los Angeles County Department of Public Health.
Bette Ann Baker is a nurse and attorney. Originally from New England, she received her bachelor’s degree in English and Nursing from Simmons College. Bette then worked in rural Eastern Kentucky running a Home Health Agency and later was head
Rhonelle Bruder, MSc, BS (Hons) is a TED Talk speaker, advocate, and social entrepreneur. She is the founder of RISE Initiative; a community for survivors, advocates, and allies to inspire, educate and empower each other. A survivor of human trafficking,
Abigail English, JD, is a lawyer, researcher, and advocate for the rights of vulnerable young people. She is director of the Center for Adolescent Health & the Law, a nonprofit organization working nationally to support laws and policies that promote
Katherine Hargitt, PsyD, is a Licensed Clinical Psychologist who works with trauma survivors and service providers, and specializes in the psychosocial care, recovery, and re/integration of survivors of sexual exploitation and trafficking.
Dr. Chaffee is a Clinical Professor of Pediatrics, at the University of California, San Francisco. She is Medical Director of the Child and Adolescent Support, Advocacy and Resource Center (CASARC) the referral center for children and adolescent who are alleged
Makini Chisolm-Straker, MD, MPH, is a Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking. Dr. Chisolm-Straker is an Assistant Professor of Emergency Medicine at the Icahn School of Medicine at Mount Sinai; she works clinically at Mount Sinai Brooklyn.
Jim Lasher is Chief Financial Officer of North Coast Community Homes, a non-profit organization in Cleveland, Ohio. NCCH develops and maintains safe, affordable, high quality community housing for individuals with developmental disabilities, mental illness, and other disabilities. Previously, he was
Nicole Littenberg, MD, MPH, Board Liaison on Violence and Trauma and a Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking, is the Clinical Director of the High-Risk Victim Clinic at the Sex Abuse Treatment Center (SATC) in Honolulu, HI, practices internal medicine at Kokua
Dr. Aimee Malia Grace, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Director of Health Science Policy for the University of Hawaii (UH) System, working in the Office of the Vice President for Research and Innovation. She is responsible for identifying funding and
Lauren Mann has worked in healthcare communications for nearly 10 years. She is currently the Director of Global Internal Communications at McCann Health. She previously served as Director, Communications in the Division of Family and Child Health at the NYC
Vicki Rosenthal, MSW, Secretary of the Board of Directors and founding Co-Chair of the Advocacy Committee, is an independent consultant for coalitions, non-profits, start-up companies, social service agencies, professional associations, task force groups, and academic organizations increasing organizational effectiveness and capacity