Conference Speakers

Key Note Speakers

  • Christine Dolan, investigative journalist whose work has focused on the issue of human trafficking, She has worked for ABC, NBC, and CNN. Her work has been endorsed by Interpol and other law enforcement agencies worldwide, the United Nations, diplomats, politicians, nongovernmental organizations, fellow journalists and heads of state.
  • Abraham Lee, Public Affairs Specialist, Office to Monitor and Combat Trafficking of Persons, U.S. State Department
  • Dr. Ken Turner, associate professor of Bible at Bryan College.
  • Dr. Paul Boling, associate professor of Bible and Philosophy at Bryan College.
  • Rev. Carter Johnson, pastor of Westminster Presbyterian Church, Dayton, Tennessee.

Guest Speakers

  • Amber Beckham, World Relief Trafficking In Person’s Program Coordinator in Nashville, Tennessee, conducting human trafficking training for first responders, providing services to human trafficking victims, and developing partnerships in the field. Amber has her B.S. in International Relations from Middle Tennessee State University. She brings knowledge, compassion and an engaged approach to the pioneering work being done within the field of human trafficking. 
  • Anne Grisham has independently studied the relationship between education and human trafficking.
  • Eva Havelkova lives and works in Slovakia. She is on the board of directors of DUHA, a family violence center. She has worked with recovering victims of trafficking and has done extensive work with the United Nations.
  • Anna Paden, cofounder of SSTOP Georgetown and a panelist at the UN Women’s Guild.
  • Collete Bercu,
  • Bonnie-Marie Yager has witnessed the effects of human trafficking while working with Eva Hannakova in Slovakia.
  • Corrie Nash, has independently studied the relationship between economics and human trafficking
  • David Villaneuva, founder of LifeBlood ministries.