CESE Summit 2019 Speakers

Dina Alexander, MS

Founder, CEO

Educate and Empower Kids

Why We Need to Fight for Our Kids’ Healthy Sexuality & Teaching Kids to Rise Above a Porn Culture

Jeanne L. Allert, M.ED, M.DIV

Founder and Executive Director

The Samaritan Women

"View from the Trenches" & “Continuum of Care”

Barbara Amaya

Author, Advocate, Survivor


The Opiate Connection: Sex Trafficking and Drugs-The Deadly Intersection

Cordelia Anderson


Sensibilities, Inc.

PLENARY: Restorative Justice & Circles to Address Sexual Harm; BREAKOUT: If Not Now When? Dealing with Compassion fatigue and Secondary & Vicarious Trauma

Antoinette Basson, PhD

Senior Research Psychologist

Youth Research Unit, Bureau of Market Research, University of South Africa (UNISA)

Commercial Sexual Exploitation of Children in South Africa: A focus on Trafficking, Prostitution and Pornography

Mary Bawden

Founder & Director

Soul to Sole Choreography & DA:NCE

Children’s Dance: Educational or Sexualized

Brook Parker-Bello, Ph.D.

Founding CEO and Champion Mentor

More Too Life, Inc.

BREAKOUT: The Language of Cultures: Overcoming Biases and Bigotry in the Anti-Trafficking Movement as it relates to Victim Services and Identification

Dave Betz

Director of Accreditation

National Children’s Alliance

Child Victims: How We Are Serving Our Most Vulnerable Population

Julie Bindel

Reporter & Author

The Disaster of Legalization, and the Rise of the Abolitionist Model

Anne Blythe

Founder & CEO

Betrayal Trauma Recovery

Why Pornography Use is Abusive to a Spouse

Katelyn N. Brewer

President and CEO

Darkness to Light

Creating Cultures of Child Safety Through Courageous Leadership and Behavior Change Strategies

Karla Bruno

Director of Foundation and Corporate Relations

Leadership Institute

You Can’t Save the World If You Can’t Pay the Rent: Real Fundraising for Real Change

Ted Bunch


A Call to Men

Breaking Out of the Man Box

Autumn Burris

Founding CEO

Survivors for Solutions

Bouncing Back: Individual and Organization Resiliency in the Movement & Continuum of Care: Lessons and Advice from Long-Time Direct Service Providers

Rebekah Charleston

Executive Director

Valiant Hearts

Best Practices and Tips for Working with Survivors

Ricky Darr

Executive Director

National Decency Coalition

Panel and Discussion: How to Communicate for Change with Policymakers

Ron DeHaas

Ronald J. DeHaas

President & CEO

Covenant Eyes

Why Do You Exist? Identity and Future

Walter DeKeseredy, Ph.D.

Anna Deane Carlson Endowed Chair of Social Sciences, Director of the Research Center on Violence, and Professor of Sociology

West Virginia University

PLENARY: Violence Against Adult Women: The Contribution of Pornography and Image-Based Sexual Abuse; BREAKOUT: Confronting Adult Pornography and Image-Based Sexual Abuse

Ross Douthat

Journalist, Columnist

The New York Times

The Virtual Cage: How the Internet Teaches Us to Exploit Ourselves

Jerome Elam

President & CEO

Trafficking in America Task Force

Trafficked Boys: Invisible Victims of HT

Rev. Que English

Executive Director

Not on My Watch, Inc.

Role of the Church in Combatting Sex Trafficking: From the Pulpit to the White House

Chinyere Eyoh

Executive Director

Sexual Offences Awareness & Victims Rehabilitation Initiative (SOAR Initiative)

World Updates: The Elimination of Child Sexual Exploitation in Nigeria

Katie Feifer

Founding Co-Chair

World Without Exploitation

Marketing a Movement

John Foubert

John Foubert, Ph.D.

Dean, College of Education

Union University

Show Me the Data: The Latest Research on How Pornography Harms

Tina Frundt

Founder and Executive Director

Courtney's House

BREAKOUT: DC Foster Care & Courtney’s House: A Holistic Approach to Combat Sex Trafficking; AND PLENARY PANEL: Different Perspectives: Exposing the Connections Between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation

Karen P. Gale

Victim Specialist

Federal Bureau of Investigations

Gridshock Documentary

Tracy Gibson

Executive Director

Fresh Start Life Recovery & Transitional Program

Overshadowing "The Telltale Signs of Mental Disorders"

Daniel D. Gray LCSW, CSAT

Co-Founder and Clinical Director of LifeStar Network

LifeStar Network

The Spiritual Roots of Connection and Attachment in Addiction Recovery

Harmony Grillo

Founder & Executive Director


PLENARY PANEL: Different Perspectives: Exposing the Connections Between All Forms of Sexual Exploitation ; AND BREAKOUT: The Exploitation Continuum: Addressing the Overlooked Role of Strip Clubs and Commercial Sexual Exploitation

Beverly Hallberg


District Media Group

On-Camera Television Training

Haley Halverson

Vice President of Advocacy and Outreach

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Buyer’s (Lack of) Remorse: A Review of Sex Buyer Profiles and Activities Online; AND The Frontlines of Corporate Accountability: How Executive Level Policies Facilitate Sexploitation and What We Can Do About It

Tina Harris

Yoga Therapist

Holy Yoga

Holy Yoga Slow Flow

Katy Hartley, MA, MFT

CSEC Clinical Specialist


PANEL: Continuum of Care

Marian Hatcher

Senior Project Manager and Human Trafficking Coordinator

Cook County Sheriff’s Office

What Actually Happened after Backpage; AND Race, Poverty, Homelessness: A Structural Violence Analysis of Prostitution

Dawn Hawkins

Executive Director

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Event Host; Presentation - Out of the Shadows: Confronting Child-on-Child Harmful Sexual Behavior

Emily Hibard

Author, Entrepreneur, Producer

Hibard Group

Do churches welcome ex porn stars?

Donald L. Hilton Jr, MD, FACS, FAANS


A Population of Slaves: How the Pornography Industry is Capturing our Brains, Hearts, and Humanity

Melissa Holland

Executive Director


Combating Legalized Prostitution in Nevada

dr donna hughes

Donna M. Hughes, Ph.D.

Eleanor M. and Oscar M. Carlson Endowed Chair in Women’s Studies, Professor Gender and Women’s Studies and Criminology and Criminal Justice Programs, University of Rhode Island

University of Rhode Island

Dignity: A Journal on Sexual Exploitation and Violence; AND PANEL: Bright Light on the Red Light: Exposing the Harms of Legal & Deregulated Prostitution

Valaura Imus-Nahsonhoya

Founder and Executive Director

Honwungsi Consulting Services

Sex Trafficking and Exploitation in Native American Populations

Kristen Jenson

Founder, Protect Young Minds

Author, Good Pictures Bad Pictures

PLENARY: Why Prevention Is the Smarter, Cheaper Way to End Sexual Exploitation; AND BREAKOUT: The 4 Pillars of Prevention: A Comprehensive Approach to Protecting Children from Pornography

Brian Kent


Laffey, Bucci & Kent

Institutional Sexual Abuse and Harassment: Prevention, Response and Survivor’s Rights and Remedies

Dr. Ingeborg Kraus

Psychocologist – Expert in Psychotraumatology

“Trauma & Prostitution” – Network of scientists for a world without prostitution.

Survivors Strategies to Traumatical Stress: Dissociation and Trauma Bonding.

John-Michael Lander

Survivor, Author, Speaker, Consultant

An Athlete's Silence

Rick Lane


Iggy Ventures, LLC

How Tech Policy Impacts Anti-Human Trafficking Efforts - Rick Lane, Iggy Ventures, LLC; AND PANEL Abolition! Engaging Elected Officials in the Fight to End Sexual Abuse and Exploitation

Dr. Agnes Martony

Policy Advisor

ERGO - Europe Regionalis Szervezet

BUDAPEST, HUNGARY: Organic development from scattered groups of ordinary, concerned citizens to organized influencers

Emilio Maus, Ph.D.


Universidad Panamericana (Mexico)

Know your Neighbors: Trafficking and Policy in Mexico

Chris McKenna


Protect Young Eyes

Before They Need It: How To Promote Prevention for Families and Children

Shamere McKenzie


Sun Gate Foundation

Best Practices and Tips for Working with Survivors

Vanessa McNeal, MSW

Documentary Filmmaker, National Speaker

McNeal Media

Gridshock Documentary

Melissa Meyer, MA

Director, Out of Darkness

Atlanta Dream Center

​"Deep calls to Deep" Stewarding yourself and your team responsibly through vicarious trauma.

Sandra Morgan, Ph.D., RN


Global Center for Women & Justice, Vanguard University

Trauma Informed and the Developing Child: Tips for Communication

Sandra Norak

Law Student

Member of Sisters e.V.

The Role of Dissociation in Prostitution: A personal and general analysis on dissociation; AND PANEL: Bright Light on the Red Light: Exposing the Harms of Legal & Deregulated Prostitution

Heidi Olson, RN, BSN, CPN, SANE-P

Sexual Assault Nurse Examiner Program Coordinator

Children’s Mercy Hospital

Amy Looks like Everyone Else

Clay Olsen

President and Co-Founder of Fight the New Drug

CEO and Founder of RecoverySuite

Pathways to Sustainable Healing and Recovery

Crissy Outlaw

Inspirational Speaker and Former Pornography Performer


Do churches Welcome Ex-porn Stars?

Lori Paul

Communications & Development Specialist

Breaking Free

From John to Men Breaking Free

Karen Potter, MA Ed., CSP

Director of Church and Ministry Outreach

Covenant Eyes

A Call to Arms: The Church's role in Pornography Battle

Shea Rhodes, Esq.


Institute to Address Commercial Sexual Exploitation, Villanova University Charles Widger School of Law

Stigmatizing Survivors: A Look Into Gender Discrimination in Policing and Prosecuting Commercial Sex Exploitation in Pennsylvania

Stephen Rowe

Deputy Director of Digital Training

Leadership Institute

Social Media in Public Policy

Robin Reber Sanderson

Admissions Director

Star Guides

Transformed Living:  Helping Youth and Families Move Into Treatment & Recovery From Sexual Trauma

Letitia Shelton


City Women

PANEL: Abolition! Engaging Elected Officials in the Fight to End Sexual Abuse and Exploitation; AND LUNCH RALLY: Updates from Around the World - Austrailia

Tiffany Short, MSW, LCSW

Child Victim Program Coordinator

Federal Bureau of Investigation, Victim Assistance Division Child Victim Services Unit

Ryan Smit

Executive Director, Legal Counsel and Programme Developer

Centre Against Sexual Exploitation, South Africa (CASE-SA)

PANEL: How to Communicate for Change with Policymakers; AND Movement Updates: South Africa

Liza Smoker, Esq.

Managing Director

Human Trafficking Academy, St. Thomas University School of Law

Grassroots Advocacy: Engaging the Legislative Process

Rob Spectre



Beyond Backpage: Buying and Selling Sex Online in 2019

Meiko Taylor

Director of Prevention

Selah Freedom

Caught Up: How To Leverage Media and Diversity for Sex Trafficking Prevention

Jay Taylor


A Call to Men

Promoting Healthy Manhood in Digital Spaces

Basyle ‘Boz’ Tchividjian, JD

Founder & Executive Director, GRACE (Godly Response to Abuse in the Christian Church)

Attorney for Sexual Abuse Victims

PLENARY: Winter Inside the Church and the Hope for Spring; AND BREAKOUT: Adult Clergy Sexual Abuse: The silent epidemic

Lisa L. Thompson

Vice President of Policy and Research

National Center on Sexual Exploitation

Personify vs. Thingify: The Pivotal Role of Objectification in Sexual Abuse and Exploitation; AND Moral Disengagement in the Beliefs and Behaviors of Sex Buyers and Society

Yasmin Vafa

Co-Founder and Executive Director


From Recy Taylor to Latesha Clay, How CSE & Racial Violence Perpetuate the Abuse to Prison Pipeline

Renate van der Zee

Feminist Journalist and Writer

Abolitionisten Nederland

The Failure of Legalization of Prostitution in The Netherlands

Chloe Vega

Prevention Coordinator

Selah Freedom

Caught Up

Lena Walther

Consul of Sweden to Nevada

Co-Founder of Awareness Is Prevention

The Effectiveness of The Swedish Model

Carolyn West, Ph.D.

Chair & Professor

Social, Behavioral and Human Sciences, University of Washington

PRESENTATION: Black Girlhood Interrupted: Physical and Sexual Violence in the Lives of African American Girls; DOCUMENTARY: Let Me Tell Ya'll 'bout Black chick: Violence Against Black Women in Pornography

Patty Wetterling

Child Advocate

Jacob Wetterling Resource Center

“There’s a Dream That We Dream How the World Should Be….”

Melissa Yao


National Trafficking Sheltered Alliance

BREAKOUT: Cultivating the Supply; & BREAKOUT PANEL: Continuum of Care: Lessons and Advice from Long-time Direct Service Providers