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.
Board of Directors Executive Committee
Kathleen Thurmond, MSW, MBA, Chairperson of the Board of Directors, brings more than 20 years of executive experience in corporate and non-profit management.
Kristin Potterbusch, MPH, Vice-Chairperson of the Board of Directors is an advocate for health equity, and has built a career around addressing systemic barriers to best-practice within the public health field.
Bette Ann Baker
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
Keetha Mills is President and Chief Executive Officer of the Foundation for California Community Colleges. Since 2012, she has led the Foundation in its role as nonprofit auxiliary partner to the California Community Colleges, the largest system of higher education
Board of Directors Members
Rhonelle Bruder is a Ph.D. student at The University of Toronto’s Dalla Lana School of Public Health. As a doctoral student in Social and Behavioural Sciences, Rhonelle applies an intersectional and critical lens to her research on gender violence and
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
Megan Tackney, is a dedicated public servant with more than 15 years of experience advancing policy and advocacy on poverty alleviation, equity, and economic security. She was recently Executive Director of the NYC Children’s Cabinet in the Office of the
Miya brings a decade of experience working in public health in the U.S. and globally. She is currently an Associate Director at FSG, a nonprofit firm that partners with organizations working to advance social change. Her work at FSG has
Jose is a consultant and Lived Experience Expert on Domestic Child Sex Trafficking, Public Speaker, Author, Advocate and Activist. He has worked with several anti-human trafficking organizations around the globe to spread awareness on trafficking, specifically within the LGBTQ+ Community
George L. Askew
George L. Askew, MD, former Chairperson of the Board of HEAL Trafficking, is the President and CEO of the Meyer Foundation. He is the former Deputy Chief Administrative Officer for Health, Human Services, and Education for Prince George’s County, Maryland.
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
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
Aimee Malia Grace
Dr. Aimee Malia Grace, MD, MPH, FAAP, is the Director of Strategic Health Initiatives for the University of Hawaii (UH) System, where she directs the UHealthy Hawaii initiative and UH System federal affairs. She is responsible for identifying funding and
Vicki Rosenthal, MSW, Prior secretary of the Board of Directors and founding co-chair of the HEAL Advocacy Committee, is a social impact visual artist who advances advocacy through authentic art. This artist creates custom art products through distinctive designs on
Angela is an advocate, consultant, and survivor of labor trafficking. She serves as an Advisory Board member for Freedom United and she’s also a member of the CAST Survivor Leadership Program where she serves in a leadership role to change
Stacey Mihaly is a seasoned marketing and development leader who has a long career history of driving growth for global, national, regional and local nonprofits. Her expertise lies in the areas of strategic planning, fundraising planning and execution, communications and
Susie Baldwin, MD, MPH, Past 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
Executive Leadership and Staff
Amanda M. Stylianou
Amanda M. Stylianou, Ph.D., LCSW, is HEAL Trafficking's Chief Executive Officer (CEO) and a nationally recognized expert in the anti-violence field. She has a decade of nonprofit leadership experience working at Safe Horizon, Rutgers Health, and Easterseals.
Hanni Stoklosa, MD, MPH, Chief Medical Officer (CMO) and Co-Founder of HEAL Trafficking, is an emergency physician at Brigham and Women's Hospital (BWH) with appointments at Harvard Medical School and the Harvard Humanitarian Initiative.
Elinor Haddad is the operations manager of HEAL Trafficking, and has nearly a decade of experience in the nonprofit field. Prior to joining HEAL in 2020, Elinor was the interim membership and marketing manager and Los Angeles program coordinator for
Justine Payton is the administrative coordinator of HEAL Trafficking, and has been a part of the HEAL team since 2021. Justine has over a decade of experience working with non-profit organizations, from local to national and international levels of impact.