2024 Conference Program

This year's conference is dedicated to Barbara Amaya's impactful life and legacy.
Barbara was a human trafficking survivor and survivor advocate who dedicated her life to fighting trafficking and advocating for survivors of this heinous crime. We at ATI were privileged to serve alongside her.

Hear from presenters who provide practical tips on keeping yourself and loved ones safe and offer solutions you, too, can play a role in to keep this heinous crime from occurring in your community.

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Disrupting the accessibility of child sexual abuse material: An industry approach

Dr. Elizabeth "Beth" Bowman | founder and Executive Director, Restoring Ivy Collective

M. Elizabeth Bowman is an assistant professor in the Department of Social Work at Gallaudet University. She is also a minor domestic sex trafficking survivor, anti-trafficking advocate, mother of two teens, researcher, clinician, and speaker. In her clinical practice she works with trafficking survivors using trauma-informed yoga group therapy and also has a clinical practice supporting children and adolescents with anxiety and other challenges. She holds clinical social work licensure in DC and Maryland and is a registered yoga teacher, RYT-200. Her research areas include the intersection of child welfare and sex trafficking, organizational culture and supervision in child welfare, and special populations issues in trafficking including lesbian, gay, bisexual, transgender (LGBT), foster youth, and deaf youth. She is the founder and executive director of the Restoring Ivy Collective in Washington, DC, a survivor-led organization which provides referral and outreach, group therapy, and support to survivors of sex trafficking with a focus on intentional community.

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Disrupting the accessibility of child sexual abuse material: An industry approach

Tara Wallace | data analyst/lived experience consultant

Tara Wallace is a data analyst with Restoring Ivy Collective. As a survivor of human trafficking, she understands the importance of incorporating the voices and perspectives of those with lived experience in solutions-based approaches to combating commercial sexual exploitation. She is passionate about using her professional experience in the financial technologies (FINTech) industry, strategic management, academic research, accounting, and project management to aid in the development of resources for fellow survivors and anti-trafficking allies. She is currently pursuing a geospatial technologies graduate degree from the University of Oklahoma. 

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Online predators and social media: What everyone needs to know to keep our children safe

Dawn Ferrer | Executive Director, A Safe Place

Dawn Ferrer is Executive Director of A Safe Place, a non-profit in Wilmington, NC, that works with sex trafficking survivors and women who have been commercially sexually exploited. In this position, she expands the programs offered to survivors, establishes community partnerships, and presents community awareness programs. She is also the primary human trafficking trainer in the southeastern region of NC for Trillium Health Resources where she trains crisis intervention law enforcement, EMS, 911 operators and other professionals on how to identify and help survivors using a trauma-informed, person-centered approach. 

Dawn’s major accomplishments during her time at A Safe Place include developing the policies and procedures for their former 12-bed emergency shelter and helping to develop the new long-term residential program called The Farm. She also developed the minor prevention program, EmpoweredMe!, which is a 10-week after-school program for middle school girls. Dawn hopes to take this program on a national level with help from the partnership with the National Center for Missing and Exploited Children.

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One bad apple spoils the bunch: Pornography is like a rotting apple - A special livestream session with the speaker: 7:00 pm ET, April 18

Alcinda Hatfield | educator and marketing specialist

Alcinda Hatfield is currently a community ambassador with Anti-Trafficking International and a Colson Fellow. Previously, she worked with the U.S. Department of Agriculture’s Foreign Agricultural Service in China and India conducting market research, and also worked in India with the U.S. Department of State. After returning to the U.S., she focused on raising her three children and teaching educational programs at her farm in Virginia.

Alcinda has mentored hundreds of children through volunteer programs in local faith-based and secular organizations. More recently, she developed a sex trafficking prevention curriculum for faith-based communities titled Know the Truth to Recognize the Lies in conjunction with Anti-Trafficking International’s Just Ask Prevention curriculum program.

Going on the offensive to eradicate human trafficking - A special livestream session with the speakers: 7:00 pm ET, April 25

Bill Woolf | adjunct professor, George Mason University and Mt. Aloysius College

Bill Woolf started his professional career as a police officer. He completed more than 15 years in law enforcement, where he specialized in advanced investigations of human trafficking, missing and exploited children, gangs, and other forms of organized and financial crime. Mr. Woolf developed expertise in safety and security, executive protection and movement, civil disturbance, weapons of mass destruction, and mass-casualty response as a FEMA-certified ICS commander. Mr. Woolf also served as a federal task officer with the Federal Bureau of Investigation, Homeland Security Investigations, and the U.S. Marshals Service.

Because of Bill’s vast expertise, he has been asked by representatives from both sides of the aisle to testify in front of the Virginia state legislature, U.S. House of Representatives, U.S. Senate, as well as the Organization for Cooperation and Security in Europe. He even served in an official capacity as a Special Advisor to the White House on the Domestic Policy Council and most recently as Acting Director and Principal Deputy Director at the U.S. Department of Justice’s Office for Victims of Crime (OVC). Bill has also worked extensively advising government officials in the countries of Mexico, El Salvador, Guatemala, Honduras, and the Netherlands as well as advising and supporting corporations, non-profit entities, and law firms on a wide array of subjects. He also founded a successful non-profit organization in 2013 which grew to have an international presence.

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Going on the offensive to eradicate human trafficking - A special livestream session with the speakers: 7:00 pm ET, April 25

Brittany Dunn | co-founder and COO, Safe House Project

Brittany Dunn is COO and co-founder of Safe House Project. Brittany served as a member of the Virginia Governor’s Commission on Human Trafficking Prevention and Survivor Support. Prior to Safe House Project, Brittany spent 10 years in international business development at CareerBuilder.com. Brittany Dunn has a B.A. in economics and English from Wellesley College. She graduated top of her class with an MBA from Thunderbird School of Global Management. She is a member of Beta Gamma Sigma, Pi Sigma Alpha, Wellesley Alumnae Association, the Naval Officers’ Spouses Club, and is an active member in her church. Brittany has been featured in The Hill, CBN Interactive, The Pilot, and Missouri Physicians Magazine. Brittany has trained law enforcement, healthcare professionals, policymakers, and corporations on the issue of human trafficking in the United States. She is a military spouse, mother of two, lifelong learner, world traveler, and protector of the vulnerable.

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Transitioning from a multidisciplinary to an interdisciplinary approach for human trafficking prevention

Carolyn Kinkoph | co-founder, Alliance Against Human Trafficking

ATI is thrilled to welcome back Carolyn Kinkoph to our annual Anti-Trafficking Conference! 

Carolyn is a human trafficking survivor parent, advocate, and co-founder of the nonprofit Alliance Against Human Trafficking 501(c)(3). Her coalition includes local, county, state and federal agencies, plus non-government partners who have been supportive in building a multidisciplinary team to combat human trafficking in Northeast Ohio and beyond. She is passionate about providing human trafficking education to diverse audiences as a means of promoting awareness, prevention, and providing community service information for victims and their families.

Carolyn is a former Ohio State Bar Association Certified Paralegal with 16 years of experience. She is an Advocate Member of the Global Association of Human Trafficking Scholars, and a former member of the Health, Education, Advocacy, Linkage (Heal) Trafficking Education and Training Committee. Carolyn is currently employed as the administrative secretary for both the Departments of History and Philosophy & Religious Studies at Cleveland State University (CSU). She is the former interim secretary for both the CSU Department of Africana Studies and the CSU School of Film & Media Arts. She is a doctoral candidate in Urban Studies and Public Affairs at Cleveland State University.