Dr. Jeffrey Barrows Dr. Jeffrey Barrows is an Ob/Gyn who in 2005 began working with the State Department's Trafficking in Persons Office to study the health consequences of human trafficking. In 2008, his article, Human Trafficking and the Healthcare Professional was published. In 2006, he began teaching healthcare professionals how to recognize potential trafficking victims, and he completed a consultation for the State Department on the health needs of trafficking victims in Sierra Leone and Liberia. In 2008, he founded Gracehaven, an organization assisting victims of domestic minor sex trafficking (DMST) in Ohio through outreach, case management, and residential rehabilitative care. In 2014, he served as a member of the Technical Working Group on health and human trafficking under the HHS's Administration for Children and Families. He was a founding board member of HEALTrafficking and served as Founder of Gracehaven, a rehabilitative facility for victims of DMST in Ohio. Dr. Burrows currently works at the Christian Medical and Dental Association (CMDA.org) overseeing their advocacy work.
Iryna Makaruk Iryna is a survivor of domestic sex trafficking who is determined to raise awareness about the widespread issue of human trafficking in our community. Iryna She strives to educate the public about trafficking through speaking to various academic, religious and social organizations. Graduating with an MSW from Touro College in 2019, Iryna is a LMSW working as a case manager for senior citizens in NYC. Iryna is an encourager who readily shares the joy of the Lord with others. She is passionate about lives being touched and healed through God's power and love, and she exemplifies that love with everyone she meets!
Raleigh Sadler Raleigh has served in Christian ministry for the last 15 years. He is the founder and executive director of Let My People Go in NYC and has a passion to see the local church fight global injustices like human trafficking by loving those most vulnerable. He has worked with the Price of Life Invitational, NYC Urban Project, the MNYBA, the NYS Anti-trafficking Coalition, and several other justice and mercy organizations. Raleigh hosts MercyCast, a podcast about learning the art of compassion through adversity of life. In his book, Vulnerable: Rethinking Human Trafficking, Raleigh makes the case that anyone can fight human trafficking and be part of the solution by focusing on those who are most often targeted.
Angela Woods Angela (Angel) served our nation in the US Army since 1991 and is now a retired Colonel in the US Army Reserve Medical Command where she served as a Healthcare Strategy and Operations Consultant providing executive level coaching and training to senior medical operations teams. She is the Vice President of Transformation at Access: Supports for Living which oversees over 40 programs and services in over 90 locations throughout the Hudson Valley supporting more than 100,000 clients annually. She has 25 years of expertise as a healthcare executive, and is the former Deputy COO of NYC Health and Hospitals at Lincoln Hospital. Angel has a passion for justice and provides a solid, administrative perspective in advancing causes that work with vulnerable populations.