Because human trafficking is a public health issue
HEAL’s Board of Directors
The HEAL Trafficking Board of Directors is made up of 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.
Below is a full list of HEAL’s Board Members; click on the Board Member’s name to read their bio.
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.
George L. Askew, MD, is Deputy Commissioner of Health in the New York City Department of Health and Mental Hygiene and the Vice President of HEAL Trafficking. There he is responsible for overseeing and managing the Division of Family and
Makini Chisolm-Straker, MD, MPH, Treasurer of the Board of Directors, 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.
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
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
Holly Gibbs is the Patient Care Services Director of the Human Trafficking Response Program at Dignity Health, one of the largest health systems in the nation and the largest hospital provider in California. In 2014, Holly published an academic book titled Walking Prey: How America’s Youth are Vulnerable
Angela Guanzon is Medical Biller and Coder and a Certified Nurse’s Assistant. Angela is a survivor of labor trafficking and a member of CAST Survivor Leadership Program, where she currently serves as Committee Chair.
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.