Defending Human Dignity

Meet Our Staff

The team at the National Center on Sexual Exploitation is comprised of passionate, talented individuals who come from a variety of different backgrounds. NCOSE is passionate about building a diverse team committed to a world that is free from sexual abuse and exploitation.
We love people and fight for the human dignity of all. Every team member shares these principles and hopes for a world where everyone has the opportunity to thrive.

Patrick A. Trueman



Patrick Trueman serves as president of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation.  He spearheads efforts to address the intersectionality between all forms of sexual exploitation, including the public health crisis of pornography, the demand for commercial sexual exploitation, the abuse of children, and more. Under his leadership, NCOSE has produced policy improvements at a wide range of notable institutions, including Google, Wal-Mart, the Department of Justice, Verizon, the Federal Communications Commission, and more.

In 2015, Mr. Trueman, a lawyer for more than 40 years, established the organization’s Law Center, to influence the law and our courts to ensure the values of human dignity are represented.

Patrick Trueman is a former Chief of the Child Exploitation and Obscenity Section, Criminal Division at the U. S. Department of Justice from 1988 to 1993. While there, he supervised the prosecution of child sex crimes, child pornography, and obscenity, managing an office of prosecutors and working with the nation’s ninety-three United States Attorneys to initiate and coordinate federal prosecutions.

Dawn Hawkins

Chief Executive Officer

Chief Executive Officer

Dawn Hawkins is CEO of the National Center on Sexual Exploitation, the leading organization exposing the connections between all forms of sexual exploitation, including sex trafficking, prostitution, pornography, and child sexual abuse. Dawn’s energy, creativity and mobilization skills are deployed to build a world free from sexual violence, with freedom and human dignity for all.

Dawn is deeply committed to bipartisan public policy solutions at the federal and state level. Her issue expertise, visionary initiatives, and innovative strategy have led to groundbreaking change in the legislative arena and in multimillion-dollar corporate policies. She has also envisioned and created a Law Center to challenge sexual exploitation profiteers in the courts.

Dawn has been instrumental in re-imaging the National Center on Sexual Exploitation. She has centered the need to address sex buyer demand for commercial sex, has severely weakened the mainstream pornography industry, and is leading efforts to bring more accountability to technology platforms for child safety.

Edward W. Reinhold

Chief Operating Officer

Chief Operating Officer

Edward W. Reinhold joined the National Center on Sexual Exploitation (NCOSE) in April 2023 as its Chief Operating Officer where he oversees the daily operations of the organization.

Ed is a thirty-one-year veteran with the Federal Bureau of Investigation (FBI). As a Special Agent in the FBI, he served in multiple offices and in different roles, to include Assistant Special Agent in Charge, Special Agent in Charge of the Knoxville Division. and Deputy Assistant Director of the FBI’s Critical Incident Response Group.

During his tenure with the FBI, Ed developed a passion and desire to safeguard the most vulnerable among us, our children. He was directly responsible for the successful creation and operation of multiple task forces designed to combat human trafficking and on-line victimization of children.

Law Center

Benjamin W. Bull, Esq.

Senior Vice President, General Counsel, and Director of the NCOSE Law Center

Dani Pinter, Esq.

Senior Legal Counsel

Peter Gentala, Esq.

Senior Legal Counsel

Christen Price, Esq.

Senior Legal Counsel

Tori Hirsch

Legal Counsel

Teresa J. Helm

Public Policy Outreach Manager And Survivor Services Coordinator

Advocacy and International

Haley McNamara

Vice President, Strategy and Communications

Lina Nealon

Vice President & Director of Corporate Advocacy

Rachel Moran

Director of International Policy and Advocacy

Tori Rousay

Corporate Advocacy Program Manager and Analyst

Research Institute

Lisa Thompson

Vice President of Research

Marcel Van der Watt, Ph.D.

Director, Research Institute

Jordan Marshall

Executive Coordinator


Eleanor Kennelly Gaetan, Ph.D.

Vice President and Director of Public Policy

Stephany Powell, Ed.D.

Senior Advisor on Law Enforcement and Policy

Michael Shively, Ph.D.

Senior Advisor on Research and Policy

Development & Operations

Craig Osten

Director of Development

Katheryn Snyder

Development & Fundraising Manager

Christy Horn

People And Culture Manager


Madeleine McElligott

Communications and Social Media Specialist

Lily Moric

Communications & Campaigns Specialist

Tim Nester

Director, Digital Engagement

Kelly Oliver

Public Relations

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